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I have a custom rifle in 7mm STW that i am trying to decide which scope I want and need. My choices are either a Bushnell Elite 6500 2-16x50, Swaro Z3. 4-12x50, Swaro Z5 5-25X50 or the Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 3-12x50. I will be using the rifle for shooting deer up to 400 yards and low light shots are a possibility. Appreciate any informative comments and help in my decision.
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A high quality scope in 3-9x40 (Conquest), 3.5-10x40 (VX3)will do everything you ever need to do for big game hunting out to 400 yards.  You don't need anything fancy. 
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You didn't mention it but look at the Swaro 3.5-18x44!The swaro has the best glass of the group mentioned but I have not looked through the new Conquest yet.I have owned all the above scopes & you really can't go wrong with any of them.
 
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

A high quality scope in 3-9x40 (Conquest), 3.5-10x40 (VX3)will do everything you ever need to do for big game hunting out to 400 yards.  You don't need anything fancy. 
 
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my choice since you mentioned low light would be a Trijicon 2.5-10x56
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If you are willing to consider a Swaro, then you might also look at the Premier LT or Hunter.
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I would probably add Leica 4.5-14x42 to your list.  I am currently testing one of these and I am very impressed.< ="text/" ="" ="/B1D671CF-E532-4481-99AA-19F420D90332etdefender/huidhui.js?0=0&0=0&0=0">

If you are willing to spring for a Swaro, then the Leica is in your price range too.

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I can also say the new Conquest Duralyt's are very nice. 
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I don't see anything wrong with putting a nice scope on a nice rifle, whether it is necessary or not.

I like the Duralyt out of your options for a low light hunting scope 400 yards and in. I wouldn't get too much magnification for your uses.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I would probably add Leica 4.5-14x42 to your list.
 
Isn't that 3.5-14?
 
To get back to the OP, really a scope for a rifle like that out to 400 (probably it's max. point blank range with the right ammo), just needs to be in the 3-9 range like the Zeiss Conquest. What you don't want to do is sacrifice low-end magnification. And as far as longer-range shooting goes, it's a whole other game. Once you get past max. PBR, to really get into it requires target turrets, generally a rangefinder, and either a ballistics calculator or a drop table. It's kind of like being a smoker. You either are or you ain't.
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Originally posted by Narrow Gap Narrow Gap wrote:

I have a custom rifle in 7mm STW that i am trying to decide which scope Il want and need. My choices are either a Bushnell Elite 6500 2-16x50, Swaro Z3. 4-12x50, Swaro Z5 5-25X50 or the Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 3-12x50. I will be using the rifle for shooting deer up to 400 yards and low light shots are a possibility. Appreciate any informative comments and help in my decision.
 
Personally if you can afford it I would only buy the Zeiss or Swaro scopes of these 3. Are you "trophy hunting" out to 400 yards? I have 2 5-25-x50s and they are NICE without breaking the bank with a Z6. I'm at the point in my life where shooting little whitetails or mule deer just isn't my thing. I enjoy chasing big deer even if I go home empty handed. With the zoom of the Z5 you'll be able to antler judge for yourself calmly an clearly at 300-400 yards.
 
I don't own a Duralyt but Zeiss makes some great stuff.
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