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Trade Zeiss HD5 for Swarovski Z3?

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I know the power ratio is not apples to apples but I am considering trading my Zeiss HD5 (5-25x50) for a Swarovski Z3 4-12x50. I am only using it for hunting applications so the target turrets on my HD5 are not that big of a deal. I like the LotuTec on the Zeiss. Optically which is better and will also have the best low light view. Both scopes are standard plex reticles. Also, which company has the best warranty service?

I really like the Zeiss scopes I already have just curious how it compares. Thanks!
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There is not much difference in these two scope for contrast.  The Conquest Hd5 has better lowlight detail and better contrast when comparing apples to apples at the same magnification.  I would go with the Zeiss.
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Thanks for the response. I actually ended up trading for the Z3 due to the drastic difference in weight. I think I will just buy a 3-15 HD5 next time. I do like the the Zeiss but 5-25x50 was just too much scope for my application (hunting 600 yds or less).
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Mine is a 3-15x42 Hd5 and I like it a lot.
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