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i was reading a thread on another popular forum where some of owners of these have said they have seen tracking and/or change in POI with these scopes...

i know the internet can make a mountain out of a mole hill, curious if anyone here has experience with this as i am seriously considering a z3 ....

i know any brand can and does break

i know cf2 loves his and that is good to hear

thx
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My two have been spot on...no issues what-so-ever.
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I have a few of the older AVs and love them, have a friend with a Z3, no problems from his.

On a boomer like a 338 or 50-cal, yea, they might develop issues, but on a normal setup, I haven't heard anyone complain about repeatability or tracking.
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I had some minor tracking issues during my initial sighting in, but not since then. I sent it in to Swarovski for examination, and everything checked out great. I never had POI problems. I had several hundred rounds of 300 RUM on mine.
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3-9x36 or 3-10x42 is the question
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i'm looking hard at the 3-9x36 myself, want a small compact scope, lower power that will last a long long time on a dedicated hunting rig
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i was a swell but there is only a 0.7 oz increase in weight to get the 42mm
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I care more about getting it as low as I can more than the weight,  your body weight fluxuates more than that during the day

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Swarski 3-9x36 Z3 Riflescope

Weight (oz): 12


Plex

Length (in):12.13

$750.00

Savage 11/111 Lightweight Hunter .223

A reasonably priced scope in their line up that would be very well suited to my savage. Very attractive scope.


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why not the 4a?
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Originally posted by 308WIN 308WIN wrote:

3-9x36 or 3-10x42 is the question


Zero issues with my 3-10.
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what reticle do you have and how is the reticle in lowlight?
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Originally posted by 308WIN 308WIN wrote:

what reticle do you have and how is the reticle in lowlight?


I have the plex and it is fine in low light for me.
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i notice the plex reticle has posts that come close together 6-7" apart @ 100 yards

the crosshairs on the 4a are barely any thicker...

im thinking i could use the posts to bracket game when the crosshairs fade
the posts are although thicker on the 4A are twice as far apart and i dont know if the crosshair will "appear" any thicker...on the 3-10 its only .07 thicker at 10x

does anyone think the plex could be a better lowlight reticle because the crosshair difference is marginal and the posts on the plex come closer together?
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I have 2 Z6's with Plex, 1 Z3 with 4A, 2 PH with 4A, and 1 PH with BR. The Plex can get lost in very low light but the 4A is much better and easier to center in low light, IMO.
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Thanks. Do you prefer the z6 to the z3? Is it worth the cost difference to have coil aprings and a wider FOV.
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The Z6 is very nice but the Z3 is excellent for basic hunting.
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Think I'm gonna get the 1.7-10x42
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