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http://innovation.swarovskioptik.com/

 

Anyone gotta guess what it is?

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Is Swarovski moving into the tactical scope market?

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Yea, they are going to stop using plastic turrets and plastic turret covers.
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

Yea, they are going to stop using plastic turrets and plastic turret covers.

 

+1, I do not have high expectations of this new Swarovski Tactical scope, lets wait and see what

they can put together and at what price.

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Koshkin,

Nope, its not a new tactical line.  Swarovski is leaving that to Kahles, which will be launching a new line next year under the famed ZF badge.

 

 

Dale,

You sure your not thinkging about the Zeiss Conquest with its plastic covers?

 

 

SVD,

You will be impressed.

 

 

Anymore guesses guys?  I'm awaiting permission from Swarovski of North America (SONA).  But if ya'll guess what it is, then they can't say that we leaked it.   There is a really big clue in there teaser ad, linked above.

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Swarovski has put a Z in front of thier tactical scope models before so I automatically thought this

was the case. Can it be a day/night scope? Thermal, Holographic, special element glass? I am

very curious. Great post Chris.

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Really big vlue? I am probably missing it, then.

Does six imply a 6x erector? not new, since IOR is doing it.

Fully digital scope? There is Elcan Digital Hunter.

Fully digital binoculars perhaps?

I give up.

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Not much in the add but music, are they going to put an ipod in the scope

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Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

Swarovski has put a Z in front of thier tactical scope models before so I automatically thought this

was the case. Can it be a day/night scope? Thermal, Holographic, special element glass? I am

very curious. Great post Chris.

 

GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK!!! 

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Originally posted by ceylonc ceylonc wrote:

Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

Swarovski has put a Z in front of thier tactical scope models before so I automatically thought this

was the case. Can it be a day/night scope? Thermal, Holographic, special element glass? I am

very curious. Great post Chris.

 

GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK!!! 

 

I am verry happy to be back and to be part of this and all the great info we will share in the future.

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 6  magnification steps, in other words a 4-24 X or a 5-30  X ???
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My first thought is that they are upgrading the glass in a new line of scopes or binos to HD or FL glass which they probably need to do to stay at or near the top.  It seems they are getting passed by Leica, Zeiss, Kahles CL, and Schmidt & Bender.

 

On Chris's clue, I then thought they may be coming out with a digital rangfinding bino or scope.

 

Whatever it is one thing is sure.  Swarovski puts there money into brilliant marketing strategies.  With everyone guessing on what it is, it will create enough buzz and attention, that many people with assume its better and have to have it.  I am no different.  I don't have any idea what it is but I am calling  SWFA tomorrow, trading my current Swaros in and pre-ordering a Z6.  I can't wait till it comes in.

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6X Erector with digital rangefinder?  Whatever it is will be over $2K I'll bet.
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Whatever it is I feel it is going to be something realy good by what Chris last said

and problaby something we have not seen from anybody else.

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Is it a new entry level scope positioned to compete with the zeiss conquest VXIII 4200 ect..?
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My initial post itself is a pretty big clue.  Think about it ????

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Is It a night vision scope?
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Maybe a multi-zero scope, like Kahles.
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The clue is what forum it is in, the Riflescope forum.

 

It is a new riflescope line and three people have guessed it correct.



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OK, so it's a new scope with a 6x power zoom range. Just with that info, I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that we are not talking about 5 hundred dollar scopes? I'm sure when they release them they will be great.
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I know what the Z6 series is and I am also very convinced that those new scopes will destroy the market for Zeiss, SuB , Kahles and the other high ends optics for 1-3 years before they catch up and have redeveloped their sights.

I have only testfired the scopes with not to many rounds, but they are winners, belive me..............

 

Regards Technika

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Thank you Technika for the info. I am very curious to see the features that the Z6 is going to bring to the optics world.
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Originally posted by tbone1 tbone1 wrote:

My first thought is that they are upgrading the glass in a new line of scopes or binos to HD or FL glass which they probably need to do to stay at or near the top.  It seems they are getting passed by Leica, Zeiss, Kahles CL, and Schmidt & Bender.

 

On Chris's clue, I then thought they may be coming out with a digital rangfinding bino or scope.

 

Whatever it is one thing is sure.  Swarovski puts there money into brilliant marketing strategies.  With everyone guessing on what it is, it will create enough buzz and attention, that many people with assume its better and have to have it.  I am no different.  I don't have any idea what it is but I am calling  SWFA tomorrow, trading my current Swaros in and pre-ordering a Z6.  I can't wait till it comes in.

 

This is my very 1st post but I've read this forum for a long time & I've bought some nice scopes from SWFA. You're exactly right about Swarovski. I've researched them & have hunted with them, they have brilliant marketing strategies to make you think they are the best. They are very good optics, but not the best IMO. I own 2 Khales scopes & several Zeiss scopes. And personally I feel Khales is right there with Swarovski & Zeiss scopes are better for clarity & low light gathering ability.

 

I'm very interested though to see what this is about.

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Welcome to the OT

 

Yes Zeiss scopes are better than Kahles and Swarovski at this time. 

Obi wan have you tried any of the new Lotu-tec coated Zeiss scopes? 

 

 

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