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I realize the zoom range is greater on the "Z6" series of scopes. Are there other differences (optical quality, reliability, coatings, etc). I don't really care about the additional zoom range.

I can't find any information (including on the Swarovski site) explaining the differences between these two scopes, I thought that the Professional Hunter was the top of the line Swarovski scope, but now see that it is discontinued (why?). I also could find nothing on this forum about it (went back 12 pages...).

At any rate, I'm looking at possibly buying a used PH at a significantly lower price from an individual and wanted to make sure that I didn't short change myself for the sake of saving a little money. Are the warranties fully transferable?

Thank ya'll for your help.

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By the way, I'm looking at the Swarovski 2.5-10x42 Professional Hunter. It appears that the new Z6 is 1.7-10x42. I was actually planning on buying a Zeiss Diavari 2.5-10x42 off of Samplelist until this came up.
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I have a Swaro AV, great scope.  A good friend has the Z6 2.5-12(I think), also a great scope.  Another has the PH 2.5-whatever, also great scope.  In my opinion, you simply cannot go wrong with a Swaro.

That said, I have a Diavari 3-12x56 and it is absolutely the brightest low-light scope I own and is very sharp and has great FOV.

Either one will be fantastic, the glass is so good at this level, you're nit-picking to find fault.  Everything here is personal preference.

Buy the one you most want and don't look back, they are great scopes.
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I have several PH's (1.5-6, 1.25-4, 2.5-10s and 6x).   From my conversation with thefolks at the service dept, the biggest differences are the power (6x instead of 4x), eye relief and the spring loaded eyepiece (not needed on the Z6 with longer eye relief).  That doesn't mean that the glass is not different.  I'd say if you can find a PH in the power range you're looking for go for it.  Just because they've discontinued  the model, doesn't mean it is a great scope.
 
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its not the zoom range that makes the z6 outstanding its how the scope handles the image in the lower zoom -- say from 2 to 6 power. There isn't any tube effect or vignetting at the edges. As far as the top end goes there are better scopes, especially the one mentioned by rancid. I picked the z6 because of its use at 2-4 power in thick,dark, timber and occasional use at antelope on 12.
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If you had your sights set on that Diavari, I'd go ahead and pull the trigger.  There's no better hunting glass anywhere IMO.
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Originally posted by Nitrosteel Nitrosteel wrote:

By the way, I'm looking at the Swarovski 2.5-10x42 Professional Hunter. It appears that the new Z6 is 1.7-10x42. I was actually planning on buying a Zeiss Diavari 2.5-10x42 off of Samplelist until this came up.


You'll be very happy with the z6  or the PH. The major advantage Victory has over the z6 is price if your going to buy a new one. When comparing the optics between the two, Victory vs. Z6, it's like is "splitting hairs" and it's all in the eye's of the individual.
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I have the Diavari 3-12x56 too, but I feel sometimes I need a little more magnification, and the Z6 3-18x56 sounds perfect, could the Z6 perform as the Diavari in low light ?
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I have too the Diavari in 6-24x56, and both diavaris are illuminated, but the illuminated reticles are only useful  in very low light IMO, however the Z6 Illuminated seems to work in both daylight and low light.....   thats and advantage, the zoom range it's another advantage, the field of view it's another advantage.... 

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