I have owned many scopes over the years be it Swaro, Kahles, S&B, Zeiss Leup and others.
I traded in my Kahles 4.5-18 for a Swaro Z6 3-18x50 and oh boy what a difference.
The Z6 is easy to use with exceptionally clear optics. Looking at a 1/4 inch target at 100 yards was crystal clear. The turrets click positively and are accurate when dialing in.
Even with the thin cross in the middle I was able to shoot accurately at night not losing the cross in the light.
I would have another in a heartbeat.
which would ya prefer or say is better
the s&b or the swarovski?
Z6i gets my vote everytime now, once you have looked through one you cant go back to anything else, the S&B are second choice and are also very good scopes
i have the 5-30x50 IR as i do a bit of target shooting and the glass is crystal clear at 30 mag.
I have a Z6i 2-12x50. It is very quick to target acquire as the field of view is so good. You especially notice this with lamp shy foxes as I can take a shot within 1 1/2 secs of the light being switched on. You do not have to search for your quarry. The tds reticle is good for distance shooting (highland reds) and very quick & easy to use.
I think the swaro scopes are well worth the money
moved from ill S&B Zenith to a Z6i and am more than a little impressed with the Z6i.
I want a Z6 5-30 very very much ....
Marksmanship = Accuracy, Consistency, Observation and a little of The Force
Z6 is very good but so is the snb,swaro lends its self to hutting more and the snb is better for target twiddling.
I've got a swaro 5-30x50ir for lamping and a 3-18x50 for the Nv I won't change either in a hurry, but I'll never get rid of my s&b either!
Had Z6i now for the last month or so.
Got a 5-30x50 BT and a 3-18x50 BT.
IMO better than Nightforce, Zeiss, S&B etc...
Might sell one of the above and get the 2.5-15x56 for my Sika stalking.
Can see myself moving away from these now as I don't think there is anything better
I have had one of these scopes and cannot fault them.
I have a Z6i 5-30 on my Mannlicher .243 - bought it from Sportsman GC and they let me compare S&B, Zeiss and Nightforce in nearest equivalent specs before purchase. Swaro got for best edge to edge resolution (flat field of focus) and low light brightness - signs of good lenses and coatings. Just contemplating another fixed focal length spec for stalking.
What's the parallax range/min parallax on the 5-30?
I have the Z6 5-30x56 BT..... All I can say is FAB!! In fact I would like another one for my 30-06....
I've got a Z5 BT 3.5-18x44 on order and can't wait
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