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I have come across one and was curious if anyone here has one and what they think of it?
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Sako 75, I wish I could give you an experienced opinion on this scope but I haven't used this particular one your are asking about.  However I have been looking to purchase one for quite some time and I will give my opinion of it.  I believe it is the perfect hunting scope.  It is the one scope that has everything that I want in standard hunting scope because it is so versital. 

 

1.  It has exceptional optics and clarity as you probably already know.

  

2.  I think it is the perfect power range. 2.5-10 is perfect for a woods rifle or a plains rifle. 

 

3.  It has a 42mm objective (Large enough to optically correct at 6x but also can be mounted very low on the gun and is not bulky like a 50 or 56mm).

 

4.  It is the perfect size scope.  Not to long, not to short, and is fairly light (in the neighborhood of 15 ounces if memory serves me).  

 

5.  Has a first plane reticle with the ability to make the reticle as thick or thin as you need it and a 30mm tube.  Great scope for low light.

 

I generally prefer Zeiss VM/V and Schmidt & Bender but neither company makes a comparable scope in this size and magnification.  Zeiss makes a 1.5-6x42 VM/V 30mm and that is it.  Their 3-9x42 and 5-15x42 are 1" scopes with second plane reticles which I don't prefer.  Schmidt & Bender makes a 3-12x42 30mm which I have and I absolutely love it.  The one draw back is that it is a fairly heavy scope.  So it is unsuitable for a light weight or moutain rifle.  The Swarovski 2,5-10x42 would be great on basically any rifle because of its size and weight except maybe a dangerous game rifle.  The only drawback I have against this scope is I believe it is a little overpriced.  To me Swarovski is asking too much for their products across the board when you compare what you get and what other companies are charging.  SWFA has several on the samplelist for very reasonable prices.  I have been contemplating buying one myself.  Good Luck and let me know if I can help.

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It's one of the best scopes ever made, that's all there is to it.  Tough, sharp, clear, crisp, bright, and the list goes on. 
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