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Hello,

I narrow it down to 2 scopes:

 -  http://swfa.com/Leica-25-10x42-ER-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P42512.aspx
     
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 -  http://swfa.com/Swarovski-3-10x42-Z3-Riflescope-P40817.aspx

 Witch one should I pick?
 
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if money isnt an issue id say the leica
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No losers there. Obviously, it depends on your wants and needs (such as usage and type of hunting, ranges and geography,reticle preferences, rifle ergonomics and desired weight, etc.). The Leica is a 30mm and the Swaro is 1". I have had both and now only have the Swaro. It is one of my all-time favorite scopes.
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Leica it is 30mm tube but objective it is the same 42mm, so from my knowledge same quantity of light it is going to both tubes (1' or 3 mm), please correct me if I'm wrong. 
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Tube size has no affect on the amount of light that goes through a scope.
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btw... what is it going on and what application will it be used?
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Tube size has no affect on the amount of light that goes through a scope.


Very true. Tube size has no effect on our with light transmission. It only effects the amount of travel or adjustment inside the scope.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Tube size has no affect on the amount of light that goes through a scope.


Very true. Tube size has no effect on our with light transmission. It only effects the amount of travel or adjustment inside the scope.

Something to keep in mind, if range of elevation adjustment is a factor here, even though the Leica uses the larger tube, it does have less range of travel.  For these two models, the Swaro offers about 50 MOA of elevation adjustment, and the Leica only 33.

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A couple added considerations:  both reticles are based on a "mil" spacing of the holdover hashes (rather than MOA) and both utilize pretty fine crosshair thicknesses, so any reticle advantage of one over the other is personal preference.  The Swaro is a little more compact and lighter, while the Leica utilizes a hydrophobic coating for better use in wet conditions, and by most accounts may have the better glass between the two.  Any cumulative advantage of one over the other will be determined by how you're going to use the rifle.  Between these two scopes though, there's probably no "wrong" answer.
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Scope will be mounted on Browning X-Bolt .308., and used for hunting, maximum 500 yards shoots, usualy my shoots are 100-200 yards.

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When faced with such a choice, always get the more expensive one.
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I can get the Leica at the exact price :) .
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Same price like Swarovski.


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have u looked thro either?   i had a z3. my only gripe was the plex reticle was a little too thin for my eyes. i sold it and bought a meopta with a 4C reticle and couldnt b happier

like u ive been tempted to try a Leica at some point if a deal comes up
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I tried both of them, but just inside. No difference to my eyes, but inside all look nice.
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one thing to consider tho. leicas customer service suposedly could be alot better. whereas swarovski is known to have excellent customer service. hopefully leica has improved on that recently
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