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Why are Swarovski scopes lighter than most other scopes i.e. Kahles, Leopold, Zeiss, etc.?  Is it because they have a less robust tube and inners, less lead in the glass or just better materials and engineering?  

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Sam -

 

It is because of the materials and engineering.  They are certainly not less robust.   Having said that, I own two Kahles scopes with two more on the way in the next 3-6 months.

 

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got plastic turrets??

 

have this question out on several other forums waiting for comments

 

the 3.5x10 Leo is 3 oz lighter that the 1.7x10 z6 which is 3 oz lighter than the middle vx7 so depends on comparison

 

 

 

 

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Dale I am talking about comparable configurations.



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The Swarovski American is lighter because it uses a one inch erector tube. You will find the Zeiss Diavari VM/V to be the lightest series of 30mm scopes on the market. The Swarovski PH and the Z6 are still not very heavy scopes. The Schmidt&Bender scopes are a few ounces heavier than the Zeiss or Swarovski.



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