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    Posted: February/28/2009 at 16:18
i ma looking at getting a Swarovski Z6 1.7-10x42 with 4a or a Zeiss Diavari with #8 or #4....

This will go on a medium weight 308 winchester and will be my go t orifle.... please lemme know which you would go with and why
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote medic52 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 16:39
I don't think you could go wrong with either one, but I favor ZEISS myself
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 16:41
They're both excellent; the optics are a coin toss. For my hunting needs, the power range that Swaro had to offer was a better fit so I got the 4a reticle, but in 2-12x50.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucytuma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 17:09
I'd be happy to have either,  though given a choice I also would like to have the Zeiss.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote swtucker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 17:47
I went with a Z6, but as the others have said, either one is great.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SamC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 18:05
Both are great optics, which ever one I got a better deal on is the way I'd go.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kickboxer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 18:09
I talked myself into a 2.5-10x42 Diavari with #8 reticle.  I don't like to purchase "foreign products" and I don't particularly like the #8 reticle.  
I've owned a fixed power Swarovski and it was a great scope.  
HOWEVER, in this case, I chose wisely...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 308WIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 18:38
so if you dont like the #8, why did you buy it and why do you like it now? the #4 is different in that the posts come closer together.... and no 12oclock post..


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rancid Coolaid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/28/2009 at 19:40
I just got a new light-weight 300WM and, when faced with the same choice, put on a Victory Diavari.  A friend bought the exact same gun, 300WM light weight, and topped his with a Z6.  Both are great scopes, both have amazing optics, you'll be happy with either.

As to which is "better", ask an odd number of people; else you'll get probably as many recommendations for Swaro as Zeiss.

I saw the Z6 and bought the Zeiss, but I'd be happy with the Swaro too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 308WIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/01/2009 at 09:19
i guess i gotta figure out if i want a first or second focal plane reticle.......thoughts.//???
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Be advised, the swaro. is a bit heavier, and the eyepiece is bigger around, which may cause bolt handle clearance issues on some rifles. Be sure to check that before buying. Otherwise, it's a toss up.
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