| rkingston wrote:|
If the new Z-6s are supposed to be the latest and greatest offerings from Swarovski, why do they come with plastic turrets and 10 year warranties whereas the PHs come with metal turrets and lifetime warranties?
Are we talking about turrets or turret caps? If turrets, I have 2 AV series and 2 PH series Swaro scopes, and all 3 have plastic turret knobs and aluminum caps. The PH series has plastic turrets as well, but aluminum caps. Every Swaro scope I've seen at least during the past 15 years had plastic turret knobs, so this is nothing new. I know the Z6 has plastic turret knobs, but I thought the caps were aluminum. Is this not the case?
I totally agree that a scope this expensive should include very little, if any plastic. This is one of the gripes I have with Zeiss scopes, as they use both plastic turrets AND caps. I have to admit, this has never been a problem functionally. In the same way I think plastic trigger guards really detracts from the appearance, feel, and perception of quality of a rifle, I just don't like the thought, feel, and appearance of plastic parts on such a high priced piece of equipment, great optics or not. This isn't a deal breaker for me; it's just an annoyance.
Edited by RifleDude - March/19/2008 at 17:11