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hi iam looking for different opinion on the leupold vx-7  in 4.5-18x56 scopes and what they compare to like maybe the swarovski z6  2.5-15x56 because iam looking for a high end scope for hunting i like swarovski  need some advice  help!!
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Im as close to being a Leupold guy as you will find here but I have to say buy the Z6 with the balistic reticle and you will have the better scope.  You do need to realize that balistic reticles only work at the highest power on most scopes. Which becomes a problem as the light level gets close to dark and you have to dial the scope down to around 7x to brighten up the image.   The VX-7 does have good glass but glass is not the only factor one should consider.  There are several scopes that I would be more likely to buy for hunting.
TR22 Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                          Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
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  • Amber Triangle
  • 30mm
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LEU64665 New Leupold 6.5-20x50 Mark 4 ER/T 30mm Riflescope                                                                       New Leupold 6.5-20x50 Mark 4 ER/T 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Tactical Milling Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Side Focus
  • M1 Target Knobs
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
  • Free Leupold Flip-Open Lens Covers
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LEU58850 Leupold 3.5-10x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope                                                                           Leupold 3.5-10x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • 1st Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • Side Focus
  • M1 Target Knobs
  • Free Leupold Flip-Open Lens Covers
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301848 IOR 3-18x42 Tactical 35mm Rifle Scope                                                                                   IOR 3-18x42 Tactical 35mm Rifle Scope
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  • MP-8
  • 35mm
  • Side Focus
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
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does any no more on the swarovski warranty is it life time i know leupold is  thanks for the reply l was leannig towards the swarovski to watch one BR  or  BT-Plex  "Please your opinions"
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When I spoke with Swarovski a couple months ago regarding a reticle swap out, I asked about the warranty.  If I remmeber correctly, they said the windage and elevation setup is lifetime.  Everything else is 30 years.  If I were you, I'd call them to confirm before you buy if that is a concern.
 
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the best part of the z6 scopes is their low end, not particularly their high end, what kind of hunting are you thinkin?? to me the only advantage in the z6 in this mag. range is the over all wt. which is 1/2 lb lower than the leo. In this price and size range, there are better scopes-- zeiss diavari 24, premier, uso.
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hi what do u mean swarovski has a low end and high end z6? looking for a good fit for a 7mm rum for hunting open cut block an open range
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59316 New Swarovski 2-12x50 Z6 30mm Riflescope                                                                                New Swarovski 2-12x50 Z6 30mm Riflescope
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The balistic reticle in this is very nice
59337 Swarovski 2-12x50 Z6i 30mm Riflescope                                                                                   Swarovski 2-12x50 Z6i 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Ballistic Reticle
  • 30mm
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They also make one with a Z6i 2.5-15x56 with  balictic turret that could most likely be special ordered if you call SWFA.   http://z6.swarovskioptik.com/?l=EN&r=EU 
I think it is important that you understand that the balistic reticles do not work at all powers unless the scope has the reticle in the first focal plane however dialing in correction with either target knobs or with a balistic turret will correct for trajectory at any scope power - this is a very important consideration when trying to shoot in that 300 to 600 yd distance with a gun sighted at 200 yds.   Kahles multizero scopes are another example of a hunting scope with balistic turret. 
8707 Kahles 4-12x52 Helia CL Multizero 51733, Matte finish, plex reticle, 1" tube, side focus, fast focus eye piece, allows you to zero your scope at five different ranges, close to new condition. $1,392.00 $799.95
8663 Kahles 3-10x50 Helia CL Multizero 51723, Matte finish, plex reticle, 1" tube, side focus, fast focus eye piece, allows you to zero your scope at five different ranges, close to new condition. $1,315.00 $749.95
 
  A Zeiss with target knobs either original of added by the factory aftermarket is a good choice and can use Kenton Ind knobs like these:

Zeiss Conquest, Classic, Diavari VM/V, & Victory Series
L.R. HUNTER


Zeiss Conquest, Classic, Diavari VM/V, & Victory Series
MILITARY


Zeiss Conquest, Classic, Diavari VM/V, & Victory Series
SPEED DIAL


Zeiss Conquest, Classic, Diavari VM/V, & Victory Series
TARGET


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the need to dial down for more light, by the same token also reduces the effective range at which the shot is taken, the scope will already be sighted in at 200 yds and the kill zone will be good to 300 yds, at any mag.
and since the magnification and light have been reduced so does the shooters ability to hold on a specific area of the target, negating the preceived disadvantage of sfp. in your case with about 20 moa drop to a 1000 yds it will never be a problem anyway.
the way the z6 was designed gives it an advantage in the lower range of the zoom with lower distortion. both of the scopes have side ao which isn't a fun thing to mess with in low light.
much more to the point here is-- how are you going to tell the distances??
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hi what do you guys think would to best for a 7mm rum hunting open fields,and cut blocks
with good at low light around  $1500ish to spend
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