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im contemplating the Swarovski Z3 3-9x36  Im just wondering what type of low light performance it would have.
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The one on my wife's rifle has been wonderful. No issues what-so-ever. Buy here with confidence!
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I put a Z3 3-10X42 on my 14yr old sons deer rifle this year and the low light performance was outstanding. I have a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X44 and the Swaro is much better in low light.
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Chris and I have 3-9X36 Swarovskis mounted on our 6.5/284s. I have hunted with it quite a bit and it has exceptional low light performance.
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Not to change the subject, but tell us alittle more about the rifles I see here.
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Remington 700 Titanium transferred into a Rifles Inc. Titanium Strata. You can see his site here. http://riflesinc.com/riflemodels.html It has a Lilja Barrell cut down to 16", a Rifles Inc. stock, and a Jewell trigger. Fully loaded and ready to go into the field the setup weighs right at 6 1/4 lbs.
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just curious would the 3-9x36 Swarovski be as bright in low light as say a Conquest or VX3 in 40 mm
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It is as bright if not a tad brighter than the Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40. I compared them both. Also, it has a larger apparent field of view or image than the Bushnell.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Chris and I have 3-9X36 Swarovskis mounted on our 6.5/284s. I have hunted with it quite a bit and it has exceptional low light performance.

Very nice!

Rifle - 4 1/2 lbs.
Swarovski 3-9x36 Z3 Riflescope - Weight (oz): 12
Length (in):12.13

With a little tweek'n could be made into ready to go 5 pound(rifle & scope) mountain rifle. sweeet!!!


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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Chris and I have 3-9X36 Swarovskis mounted on our 6.5/284s. I have hunted with it quite a bit and it has exceptional low light performance.

If one of these were brought out to Ted's camp last summer, they are even lighter than they look, as I recall. I couldn't believe it. 

As Ali used to say..."Float like a butter fly, sting like a bee".   
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Chris and I have 3-9X36 Swarovskis mounted on our 6.5/284s. I have hunted with it quite a bit and it has exceptional low light performance.

Very nice!

Rifle - 4 1/2 lbs.
Swarovski 3-9x36 Z3 Riflescope - Weight (oz): 12
Length (in):12.13

With a little tweek'n could be made into ready to go 5 pound(rifle & scope) mountain rifle. sweeet!!!


Not by the time you throw a sling and mounts on it. The weight I gave was with a Leupold VX 6 I am testing on it right now. I believe it is right at 5 3/4 lbs with the Swarovski it normally wears.

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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Chris and I have 3-9X36 Swarovskis mounted on our 6.5/284s. I have hunted with it quite a bit and it has exceptional low light performance.

Very nice!

Rifle - 4 1/2 lbs.
Swarovski 3-9x36 Z3 Riflescope - Weight (oz): 12
Length (in):12.13

With a little tweek'n could be made into ready to go 5 pound(rifle & scope) mountain rifle. sweeet!!!


Not by the time you throw a sling and mounts on it. The weight I gave was with a Leupold VX 6 I am testing on it right now. I believe it is right at 5 3/4 lbs with the Swarovski it normally wears.


Does that weight include bi-pods?
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That weight includes Leupold VX 6 in 2-12, mounts, Gun, Sling, and 3 rounds of ammo. and the same stuff with the Swarovski on the Swarovski weight. I am not sure if it had the sling on it when I weighed it with the Swaro though. I have slept since then. Wink
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

That weight includes Leupold VX 6 in 2-12, mounts, Gun, Sling, and 3 rounds of ammo. and the same stuff with the Swarovski on the Swarovski weight. I am not sure if it had the sling on it when I weighed it with the Swaro though. I have slept since then. Wink


Very nice setup.
What do think of that VX-6?
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In all honesty it is a good scope and I do like it. However I think for the price tag of $950 I could find some other things I would like more pretty easily.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

In all honesty it is a good scope and I do like it. However I think for the price tag of $950 I could find some other things I would like more pretty easily.


What appeals to me is the 12X mag for the highplains/mountains. Most of the smaller lighter scopes all are 3-4x9-10 so it is nice to have that 2-4x more.

What don't you like about it?
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The first thing I noticed is the resettable turrets are plastic and held on by a little plastic cuff. Wouldn't last long with me. I already accidentally popped it all the way off and I havent even been making adjustments. That was just to reset zero. I also think there is better stuff in the price range. I am not looking at just the power. That is one of many things to consider, IMO. Personally I would give up 2-12 mag range for a good well rounded scope in 3-12 or even 3-10.
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To answer your next question Rustic here is a short list of scopes I would prefer with price, magnification, optical quality, and personal experience ALL taken into consideration. Not saying that they are better or worse Just if it came down to it with everything taken into account I would get these first for ME.
 
 
http://swfa.com/Swarovski-3-10x42-Z3-Riflescope-P40814.aspx
http://swfa.com/Minox-3-15x42-ZA5-Riflescope-P46138.aspx
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would the 36 MM Swarovski take me 30 mins past sunset
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My sons 3-10X42 Swaro took him well past 30mins after sunset and well past legal shooting hours had we wanted to break the law which we didn't.
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My 4200 will take me 30 min after sumset. My swaro z6 goes well beynd the 4200 in that regard. I am sure the z3 would be similar to the z6
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just trying to decide it is worth twice what a meopro or conquest 
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I have a meopta artemis. It was the gen before the meopro, pretty much equal optically. My z6 is noticably better than the meopta. The meopta is a great scope but not like the v6. I realize the z3 will not be the equal of the z6 either, but it will be close. If u have the cash i would buy the swaro. I have never regreted buying an expensive scope. However many many times i uave regretted settling and not buying exactly what i wanted because i thought i could get close to what i wanted for less money. It always leaves u wondering.
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I agree supertool  I was previously saving for a VX3 or Conquest.Then I saw Swarovski had the 300 off Z3's ,many yrs ago I looked through one at a store and wow is all you can say.My only concern is it being a 36 mm objective I know glass and coating make most diff  but still concerns me that a 50 mm conquest might be brighter in low light
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The image quality of my z3 is very high.  It is spotting-scope like.
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