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I am planning three dream hunts in the West that come under the heading "things that I am going to do before I die". The rifle is a .300 Win Mag for Sheep, Elk and possibly Antelope. I know nothing yet about these hunts but have been studying this forum for some time and "think" I want the Swarovski Z6 in 1.7x10-42. Seems like a scope with lower power but ability to go to 10 power with a decent fov etc. I would appreciate comments on this scope for this rifle and for this type of hunting. I know that it is expensive but these are once in a lifetime hunts. Thanks for the help from someone who needs comments on this choice.
BTW why would one want the illuminated version.
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I'd jump on it !! I think you got it figured out already !!

There's even several on the samplelist for $1499 !

 

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I own the same scope.  It's very nice...just make sure it fits your rifle.  It is a large scope (Does not fit well on a Rem. Model 7, for example).  PM me if you have any specific ??s...
And save yourself a few hundred bucks and get one off the sample list, mine is perfect!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/26/2008 at 22:51
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seems easy on the front, but most 300s weigh alot and not necessary for any of the animals - have hunted and shot all 3 and the places you hunt them aren't getting any flatter. suggest you gear down to something in the 6-7 lb class for all day packing. which if you get a 300 in a 6-7 lb will not be fun to shoot. any of the montana kimbers (other models to NULA,Christensen arms, the rem TIs) in the 64mm case cap. will be fine-- even 54mm if you want. the scope is a good choice, use a 2x12 in 50 and it is a big scope. the illuminated reticles works in low light, which may be a stormy day or early morning.
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Im thinking a Tika T3 stainless with its Sako extractor in a 30-06 would  be plenty of gun and a lot more plesant to shoot with much cheaper ammo.  (note - I do have a 300 WM ) but Im really liking this scope:
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One might want the illuminated reticle first because it causes the eye to match up the target and reticle more rapidly and second because in low light conditions some reticles are harder to see.  I have a friend who had to shoot a lioness in Africa when it came into the camp hunting them, that happens with bears and cougars also even on days when you are not expecting them to visit.

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If your heart is set on the 300WM, then go for it.  If not, I like the 30-06 or even a .280.  The key is to be able to shoot it well.  I don't think I could should a 300WM very well, I'm not that wild about that much recoil!  Another thing is the weight, I've been told every 1lb. seems like 10 lbs. when climbing thru the mtns, so pick a set-up that you can handle.  As far as the Z6, I've not looked thru one, but people here that have and I respect think its a great scope.  If you can go to a store and compare different ones side-by-side, that would be best.  If you are just going to order one signt unseen, the Z6 is a pretty good choice.
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