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#6330322 - 06/10/16 11:26 AM Vx6 or z5 for lightweight rig?
bphillips Offline

Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 670
Loc: San Angelo
What would you choose? Rifle will be around 6.5lb and want to stay lightweight on the glass also. Looking at the 3-18 range magnifications. Is the vx6 more reliable than the swaros when dialing? It won't get put through the paces constantly dialing up and down on the range but just occasionally on hunts. Looks like the vx6 shares the same spring system as the mark 6 from my reading.

#6330619 - 06/10/16 04:44 PM Re: Vx6 or z5 for lightweight rig? [Re: bphillips]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
I have both, I love both. both dial spot on. leupold has 30mm tube.

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#6330642 - 06/10/16 05:11 PM Re: Vx6 or z5 for lightweight rig? [Re: bphillips]
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I would go vx6

#6330656 - 06/10/16 05:24 PM Re: Vx6 or z5 for lightweight rig? [Re: bphillips]
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 843
Loc: West Texas
The VX-6 3-18 weighs in at 574 grams, the Z6 3-18 weighs in at 595 grams. For the $1K more for the Z6, I'd go with the VX-6 myself - lighter weight and I doubt there's a significant difference in glass/coatings/clarity/low-light etc. At least not $1000-1200 difference.
Both should do what you want. One just does it for a significant penny less.

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#6331047 - 06/11/16 07:50 AM Re: Vx6 or z5 for lightweight rig? [Re: bphillips]
fast88 Offline

Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 675
Loc: Smithville TX
I owned both in the 5-25 and 4-24 models and I liked the vx-6 better overall. The dials are a little better and I couldnt tell the difference in the glass. I never had a problem with either one tracking


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