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My main concern on deciding on a scope after reading you report on top scopes is glass, clarity and especially tunnel vision.  I have a Burris Euro Diamond 2.5x10x44 and it has tunnel vision until you get past 4 power.  I'm trying to not get that problem again, I have no place around me to check out quality scopes.  I'm leaning towards the Z5 3.5x18x44 BT for a 300 WBY that I will use for Whitetail in NY and if I get a draw Elk in NM.  I'm trying to stay with low mounts and have low power for 50 to 100 yd shots and high power for longer shots.  Would the March 2.5x25 be worth several hundred more dollars?   Thanks for any help.   Dave
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If I was looking for a purely hunting scope, I would probably lean toward the Swaro Z5 for your application.

March has the most polished mechanical package that I have seen to date.  It also has the most flexibility built into that rather compact package owing to the large magnification range.

So much so, that I have one on order and I am planning to sell several other pieces of optics to finance it.

However, in this case, I am looking for a "do everything" scope to go onto an accurate AR-15 264LBC where I expect to cover every possible distance where the cartridge remains supersonic (a bit over 1000 yards).  I need the knobs, illumination, ranging, etc.

For a pure hunting rig, you need to decide how you want to treat longer shots, if you plan to take any.  I am not sure what you mean by longer shots, but I am hoping you plan to stay within 300-400 yards which is not that far off for a 300Wby.  For a 250yard zero with that cartridge, you should have a point-blank range of about 320-340 yards.  Perhaps, you do not need to worry much about holdover.

In that case, I would probably get the 3.5-18x44 Swaro and use the money you saved for a really nice rangefinder.

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+1 with Ilya,I own that scope just be careful to order the plex that works for you.I bought the BRX & found it to be way to thin for my aging eyes,I should have gotten the BRH plex.The glass is fantastic.
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