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I am looking for a scope that will perform well in low light/no light conditions. I am considering the swaro z6 in the 56mm objective, with the brh reticle. Is this a good choice or should I consider something else. This scope will be mounted on a 7mm rem model 700, and it will be used for hunting in the eastern us for whitetails. The price of this scope is high and what it cost would be my max price range for a scope. I really like the price of the meotpa meostar in the 3-12x56mm but dont know much about them and how well they perform compared to the swaros. Any input would be appreciated.
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If you are hunting in low to no light conditions, you may want to consider an illuminated reticle, e.g., the Z6i or some  other "alpha" or near alpha scope with an IR. When the light is all but gone, point of aim becomes very important. An IR can provide a POA in some cases where light is critically low, so low you are unable to see a crosshair or some other reticle configuration. Having used the 56 Meostar with and without the IR, my own experience has been the IR has enabled me to shoot a little later than using the German #4 reticle alone.
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Thanks for the info. How do you like the meostar?
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Meostar 3-12x56 RD is a fantastic low light scope

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How would you rate it compared to the swaro I am looking at?
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For all practical hunting purposes, it is very close... I have one of the Meostars... great scope.  If you are determined to have a 56mm objective, definitely a good way to go for the value.  
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Kickboxer if I went with the meostar vs the swarovski what would I be loosing optically? I have not used either one so I cant compare them. Will the meostar give me the same low/no light abilities  as the swaro? I guess I am having a hard to seeing how meostar could sale a scope of the same quality as a swaro z6 for half the cost of the swaro. I guess i am asking what/is the catch, if that makes sense.
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Can't speak to a comparison as I have not owned the 56 Swaro. Some on this and other forums have indicated the big bell Swaro Z6i, the S & B Zenith Flashdot, and the Zeiss Victory HT with the IR 60 reticle offer some low light improvements over the Meostar 56 IR. I purchased my 56 Meo based primarily on advice received on this forum. At the time there appeared to be some consensus that, in general, the big Meostar provided some 95% of what you could get in one of the above alphas for half the price or even less. While I'm very pleased with the Meo in low light conditions, I'm always looking for a better mousetrap. After these and perhaps other alphas have been out awhile longer and there is more feedback available on their low light effectiveness,  I will likely look more closely at one or more of them as a possible replacement for the Meostar.
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Z6 isnt the best choice for Low light use since it has many more glass elements in the construction due to the high zoom factor (6 zoom faktor). In my opinoin the best low light scopes are in this order:

Victory HT 3-12x56

Kahles CSX 3-12x56

S&B Zenith 2.5-10x56

Swarovski Z6i 2.5-15x56

Leica Magnus 2.4-16x56

Docter Basic 3-12x56

Kaps Illuminated 2.5-10x56

Meopta MeoStar R1 3-12x56


I did made some comparison tests also with the new Kahles Helia 5, however only vs Victory HT, Z6i and Magnus. It was brighter in low light then Leica and Swarovski and a bit less bright than Victory Ht. However I didint have the chance to compare it against S&B Zenith or Stratos.







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