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hey guys,

I got a brand new x-bolt 30-06 for x-mas and need a scope so i can play with it and prepare for hunting season! ;-)

I am pretty sure I'd like to stick with Swarovski, but I need some recommendations on which Z6 scope to get.

I want something very versatile. I want to be able to deer hunt in the south, but yet have something I could use if one of my friends invites me to go out west. I'd like an all around scope (been saving up for awhile for a scope, so money won't be a factor)

I am sort of torn between the 50mm and 56mm... any insights or advice anyone could give me would be great, I honestly don't know that much about optics, but I'm definitely trying to learn and do my research. Just thought I might ask you guys for a little help, so I appreciate it a lot... and how many X do you think I'd need for an all around impressive scope?

thanks so much,

Jack
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also, there are so many reticles... is there any I should look into? or avoid?

I like the simple plex one, but I read a review on here that said in low light conditions it was hard to see... so maybe the 7A is better?

sorry to be so nooby, but I promise, I am reading like crazy! thanks guys!
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The plex is hard to see in low light.  Might be ok for legal shooting light, but I wouldn't risk it personally.  I would go with a heavier reticle.

As for a mag range, I would go with the 1.7-10 or the 2-12.   That should cover any hunting you want to do.
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Thunbs Up I agree. I'd be considering one of these two:

        http://www.swfa.com/pc-13694-978-swarovski-17-10x42-z6-30mm-riflescope.aspx

        http://www.swfa.com/pc-13695-978-new-swarovski-2-12x50-z6-30mm-riflescope.aspx

 
   Someone on another thread says Swarovski is coming out with Z3,Z5 1" tubed scopes (playing off of the Z6). If they would interest you might want to wait.
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The Z3's and Z5's are here, according to Swarovski. There's more information on their website, but the Z3 is available in 3-9x36, 3-10x42 and 4-12x50. The Z5 is available in 3.5-18x44 and 5-15x52.

Personally, for a .30-06 I'd look hard at the 4-12x50. That would pretty much cover any big game hunting imaginable.

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which would be the nicer scope? the z6? z5? or z3?

thanks so much for the responses...

I'm leaning towards the 2-12x50, maybe with 7a reticle... does that sound good?
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