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Which of these is the better scope? Give me pros and cons. They are prices very similar, are they about equal, or is one better?
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I will give you my opinion soon.  I have a Conquest 3-9X40 Rapid Z600.  I like that scope a lot.

I ordered a z3 4-12X50 BRH from SWFA that should be here by Friday.  I have high hopes for the scope.
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Swaro Z3 is a little better optically.  Mechanically... who knows?

The Z3's are a few ounces lighter than equivalent Conquests, if that matters.
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I'll take the Z3 any day. 
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I agree the z3 is a tad better than the conquest optically.  There's just something about the swaro's fit and feel that "screams" quality to me, others may have a different opinion about this.
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are they $300 better??
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

are they $300 better??


Might not be for the OP and the 3-9 models but the difference between the 4.5-14 rapid Z800 and 4-12 brh is only $50 right now.
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thats good!!Big Grin
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thats good!!Big Grin


We will see!

I can't wait to see that brown truck's tracks in my driveway!
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My UPS driver looks nothing like that!Shocked
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If my UPS person showed up dressed like tha I'd have to shoot HIM.If my Ups person showed up looking like her,my wife would have to shoot meBig Smile
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

If my UPS person showed up dressed like tha I'd have to shoot HIM.If my Ups person showed up looking like her,my wife would have to shoot meBig Smile
I was taking a drink as I was reading this post.  Almost spit club soda all over my puter...
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definitely some sort of shooting going on 
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For some strange reason only 8 shots seems to get that driver.
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Brown box by the door!!

Christmas in January!







I will post some impressions in the Member's Review section as soon as I have a little time with her.  Here she is next to my Conquest:



Pretty compact for a 4-12, and lightweight too.  Reticle looks cool.  Can't wait to get her on the Elkinator!




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I posted an "Initial impressions" review in the Member's Test and Review section.

http://www.opticstalk.com/swarovski-z3-412x50-brh-reticle_topic27412.html
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

I posted an "Initial impressions" review in the Member's Test and Review section.

http://www.opticstalk.com/swarovski-z3-412x50-brh-reticle_topic27412.html
When you say "CA", I assume you mean color abberation, am I correct?
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Technically, it means "chromatic aberration," but it's the same thing.  CA is the color fringing you sometimes see along the edge of high contrast surfaces such as dark objects silhouetted against a light or bright background.  
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Technically, it means "chromatic aberration," but it's the same thing.  CA is the color fringing you sometimes see along the edge of high contrast surfaces such as dark objects silhouetted against a light or bright background.  
Thanks for the clarification, it's been awhile for me....that and the pic of that UPS driver still has me rattled.
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Originally posted by Stud Duck Stud Duck wrote:

Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

I posted an "Initial impressions" review in the Member's Test and Review section.

http://www.opticstalk.com/swarovski-z3-412x50-brh-reticle_topic27412.html
When you say "CA", I assume you mean color abberation, am I correct?


Ted is correct.  I was referring to Chromatic Aberration.  I was resigned to just believing that CA was something I would have to live with given the restrictions of rifle scope design, but this scope proves me wrong. 


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