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#5609099 - 02/19/15 07:51 PM Optic snob question
257.Bob Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 41
Hey guys,
I'd love to get a S&B but that simply isn't in the cards. I've got a custom rifle getting built...and am looking to put some nice glass on it. I've a got a new Meopta Meopro laying around (but don't like how close the posts are on the #4). I'm leaning towards the Swaro Z3 or the Zeiss HD5 (both #4's) and for only a couple hundred more could get a Zeiss Duralyt).

What say the experts?

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#5609114 - 02/19/15 08:02 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
Precision_Shooter Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 816
Loc: Crossroads, TX
I would get a Leupold VX6 if it were me with the firedot 4 reticle.
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#5609138 - 02/19/15 08:24 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
CHASE CURTIS Offline
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Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 841
Loc: Alvarado / Port O'Connor
I've got the vx6 and SB scopes... In my opinion... For the money...

The nightforce Atacr or the vortex razor gen 2 are the top choices.

The SB is just flat out gotten to expensive... $4k is a lot of money and is the glass great, yes! But it's not much better than the NF ATACR or Gen razor gen 2

With that said.. If you don't plan on doing long range work. The vx6 is a great optic.
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#5609181 - 02/19/15 08:57 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
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What do you plan on doing with this build?
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#5609184 - 02/19/15 09:01 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: FiremanJG]
Precision_Shooter Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 816
Loc: Crossroads, TX
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What do you plan on doing with this build?


Yeah, need to know this, but with your reticle choice I assumed it wasn't for long range shooting but more for hunting... ?
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#5609185 - 02/19/15 09:02 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
257.Bob Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 41
It's a hunting rifle only. Occasional range work, but the scope and rifle are purely a hunting rig.

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#5609386 - 02/20/15 05:38 AM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
Precision_Shooter Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 816
Loc: Crossroads, TX
Ok, then I stand by my previous suggestion. Happy Hunting
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#5611130 - 02/20/15 11:13 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
theeyeguy Offline
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Registered: 05/31/11
Posts: 23
For hunting only, look at the VX-6 and don't look back. If you want to work with a BDC of some sort, something from Vortex may be a better bet. Night Force has their SFP hunter models that are pretty slick, as well.

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#5616195 - 02/23/15 06:07 PM Re: Optic snob question [Re: 257.Bob]
TxHunter80 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 214
I have 2 Z3's and can't imagine needing anymore scope. If weight is a consideration, be sure to eyeball the HD5 numbers. The bigger ones are pretty heavy.

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