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    Z3 Swarovski

    Hi guys,

    I'm tempted to take the plunge on one of these, but just looking for ideas. I currently have a couple of grand slams, and they do the trick and seem durable, but I have an excuse to burn some dosh and am tempted. Is it worth the $$ over the grand slam (that still works perfectly to be honest)?

    Also kicking around the idea of a Leica ER, or even a Nightforce SHV. Ideas?

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    I have a 4-12x50 z3 with BT caps and on my .308 works a treat. At around $1300-1600 I don't know if it's best bang for the buck. But it's on par if not better then a vx6 2-12x50. My z3 seems to track well and alaways returns to zero. And good for game out to 500yards Name:  IMG_1207.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckdog View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dale View Post
    I have a 4-12x50 z3 with BT caps and on my .308 works a treat. At around $1300-1600 I don't know if it's best bang for the buck. But it's on par if not better then a vx6 2-12x50. My z3 seems to track well and alaways returns to zero. And good for game out to 500yards Attachment 65319
    Love the custom turret

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    The Z3 is a fantastic scope. Light gathering is better than a VX6, Zeiss HD5, Nightforce, etc. I really rate them for their size and weight. Eye box can be a bit fiddly but should be fine. the 4-12x50 with BT is a fantastic all round scope.
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    Cam it's custom. Post it notes for prescion......
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    They are very light
    #BallisticFists

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    I have one. Amazing glass. Light and cheaper than the top models. I use the BRH reticle https://www.eurooptic.com/PDF/swarov...cle-manual.pdf
    Very simple to use and reliable.

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    I have two Z3's (3-942) and after owning a range of different scopes I have to say I'm very happy with them and I have no plans to get rid of them. Initially I was a little reserved on the 4A reticle but after using it for a couple of years I'm a convert - maybe the Europeans are right after all.

    Compared to my Leupold VXII I can get another 20 min of hunting time... such is the difference in light gathering ability. I'd love a Z6, but you have to stop somewhere... well, until you win Lotto.

    I don't think you'd be disappointed.

    Is it worth the money? Yeah... I think it is. I have several friends who think so too.

    Fill your boots.

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    I have a Z3 3- 10x42 . Its way better than the leupold vx3 4.5x14x40 i also have. clearer with truer colour during the day , can see into shadowy arears better, way better in half light.
    Not to big and heavy
    was only 1 or 2 hundred dearer back then, but i think Z3 has got dearer and VX3 cheaper
    now and again you see second hand kahles ,swaros on here or tm

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    Wish I never sold my one. Had a 4-12x50. Very versatile and light weight scope.
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    Thanks guys,

    Think I'm convinced. I will likely go the 4-12x50 with the ballistic turret - may as well take the plunge given the $$ difference with the 3-9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7x64 View Post
    Thanks guys,

    Think I'm convinced. I will likely go the 4-12x50 with the ballistic turret - may as well take the plunge given the $$ difference with the 3-9.
    You won't regret it I had a Z3 with 4-A reticle which my son now has and I upgraded to a Z5 they are both awesome I've had an old 3-9 model for 25 years now and still going.

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    I bought mine here - hand carried it over when I went over on business.

    If you can get someone else to ship it over. Its a win.

 

 

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