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Thread: Swaro Z5 vs Zeiss Conquest HD5

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    Swaro Z5 vs Zeiss Conquest HD5

    Not seen these side by side. What your thoughts on them. Swaro is ighter is all I can see from the specs .
    What are they like to see through. Compared to their peers.

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    Have had both. The Zeiss is nice, but the swaro is a step above. Field of view and glass are better on Swaro however, clicky bits on the zeiss is nicer imo
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    Yip totally agree. Got the 5 - 25x Zeiss; adjustment and tracking is faultless and the zero stop is always an advantage, great scope. Also owned a Z3 4-12x and agree that the glass was probably sharper.
    The only way you would really tell is comparing them side by side.
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    I have had both. Run the zeiss now.
    Both are good scopes imo.
    Swaro has slightly better glass Zeiss is a tank.
    I'm clumsy so I went with the tank.


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    Have both - Swaro glass definitely has the edge. The Zeiss HD5 is good glass but its not the top end Zeiss glass that's on offer in HD5.
    Other notes - having had several models of HD5, all in 3-15 x42 some with plex reticle and others with the Z600 or Z800 - some were clearer than others. Slight but noticeable to my eyes.
    All Swaro's I've had the glass quality/clarity is consistently very good.

    Out of the box you get more dial up with the HD5 (target turret model), but the Swaro can be retro-fitted with after market turret (~$150) which gives you 30+ moa come up.
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    Hey great feedback. Kinda confirms my thoughts. The lack of elevation on the swaro was a thought but it should still have plenty for average long range out to 600m in a flat calibre like 6.5, I reckons its 20ish usable MOA from a zero available ?
    The other option is VX5HD as its about the same weight and cost as the Zeiss but also has Firedot, Ive got a VX6 HD and an pretty impressed compared to my NF and Leica scopes, but fancied euro glass again.

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    with Z5 3-18x44 you are limited to 13.25 moa with the standard Swaro BT. Good for 650 - 700 yrds assuming you're running a high BC pill.

    See an earlier post re the custom turret option, https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....waro-z5-45153/

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    I like the swarvoski more, I had a zeiss HD5, swapped with a mate for a Z5, 3x18, it was my only Zeiss, and I've got several swarvo,
    There is a New Z5 in 2.4 x 12 x 50, looks like it has more adjustment. than the 3x18x44 maybe an option.
    Both quality scopes,

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    V6 is the newer version for Zeiss
    Pretty much no HD5 left as new

    I’ve had both - like the turrets in Zeiss as full dialing
    Glass is tops on both to normal eyes - you would need both side by side and similar size of scopes too to tell
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