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Rich Coyle View Drop Down
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First let me tell you of a test I did so you know what info I am interested.  My question is at the bottom.
Last March 15, 2010 

This evening I compared the 13X56 Minox, Bushnell 6500 4 ½-30X50, and the 12-42X56 NightForce.  I tried to get the magnification the same on the rifle scopes to match the binoculars.  I picked the words “THIS SIDE DOWN” on the pump house 127 yards away for the test.  The following gives the times when I could no longer read the words without resorting to trying to make out individual letters.


Minox 13X56

6:42 PM

Bushnell 6500 4 ½-30X50

6:44 PM

NightForce 12-42X56

7:00 PM


After the Bushnell could no longer read the words I turned it up so I could read the words again.  This required 18X.  Each time I turned the power ring up to what was required to read the words again.  The following are the minutes I could no longer read the words with the Bushnell 6500.

18X – 7:03

20X – 7:10

26X – 7:16

30X – 7:24


While I was turning up the Bushnell, I did not have to turn the NightForce up until 7:00 PM.  I then turned it up till I could read the words again.  This required 16X.  The following are the minutes when I could no longer read the words with the NightForce.

16X – 7:11PM

20X – 7:16 PM

22X – 7:25 PM

24X – 7:27 PM

26X – 7:28 PM

At this point it was too dark to even see the letters.
Has anyone compared the Swaro Z5 5-25X52 with the Bushnell 6500 4 1/2-30X50 in a comparable test?  What were the results?
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