Optics help

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  1. Johnny reb

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    Trying too decide on a scope for a 375. Looking at Leica 2.5x10x42 Swarovski z6 1.5x10x42 al help is appreciated.pros and cons of each other suggestions welcome
     

  2. enysse

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    I would go with the Swarovski, but they are both the top 2 scopes.
     

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    the swarvo sounds good , like that 1.5 to 10 zoom .
     

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    Are you sold on having to have one of these? Or are you open to other options?

    If you have to have one or the other, I would go with the Swarvo, because of the name.
     

  5. Johnny reb

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    Open too any and all options
     

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    High end Zeiss and Kahles are good choices also. Nikon Monarch is a good scope. Leupold..
     

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    You would be surprised how good the Zeiss Conquests are for the money. If they fit the magnification range you want. The Swarovoski is a great piece of glass. Bruce
     

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    I put a Zeiss Victory HT 1.5-6 42mm on my 375. It has a lighted dot over the reticle which you can enable in low light which I used to take a Black Wildebeest near dusk. It is bar none the clearest scope I have ever used. I just bought a Zeiss Victory Diavari 4-16 x 50mm Rapid Z for my 300 win Mag. I found you can really do a lot more and at lower magnification with these scopes. Perhaps it's due to the 30mm tubes.

    I'm replacing all my Leupold VX II and VX III scopes with Zeiss scopes; the Leupolds are just utterly outclassed. Granted, the Leupolds cost a lot less.

    Be sure to compare warranties!!! I don't recall all the details but I my recollection is that the Zeiss warranty was the best. Perhaps the warranties are all comparable now.
     

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    Took 1.7 X 10 Swaro this past summer. Great scopes. Took trophy waterbuck at dusk.
     

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    Are you planning on using the .375 for dangerous game only or an all around plains game dangerous game gun?
     

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    Wanting an all around scope that will work from 15 yes too 350yds
     

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    Leupold has quality optics, heavy duty, unmatched customer service & warranty. No questions! With Zeiss.... good luck. Great optics, heaven forbid you have an issue with them, your stuck.
     

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    Just to throw a few others into the mix that I didn't notice mentioned. Schmidt & Bender, Nightforce, and US Optics. All three are top of the line as far as quality, function, reliability and customer service go.

    Cheers,
     

  14. Johnny reb

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    Bwh mentioned trouble with zeiss can you explain. I have several victory divaris love them have never had trouble so I don't know about customer service would like too hear because I'm also looking at a new pair of binocs and the new zeiss victors are on the short list
     

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    I would add Zeiss as equal to Leica & Swarovski, just not the Conquest line.

    And while I admire the top 3, I still buy Leupold and Nikon because I'm cheap.
     

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    You bet.... There is no doubt zeiss makes quality optics. My experience was with their Conquest product line. I guess some would say that is their entry level. Nonetheless, was not pleased, had trouble, got extensive run around from their customer service. My buddy is a gun/optic dealer... He won't even sell or carry their line anymore. I live a couple miles from Cabelas, got a buddy there behind the gun counter. He sees it all. He plugs Leupolds, vortex... Because of quality, price & warranty. Nightforce is US sniper grade & you will pay for it. Swaro is awesome, but you'll pay for it. And I think it only matters the 10 min before or after sundown. I can only comment on zeiss' entry line. I'm sure their upper end are superior.

    Just my experiences....
     

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    I own Zeiss, Leupold and Swarovski scopes and like them all. But I tend to match the scope to the gun I am putting it on and what I'm using it for. The biggest thing I go with on a scope is bigger tube size and bigger objectives make it easier on my old eyes. Bigger object more light. At least for me.
     

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    Let's not forget Cabelas has a deal with Vortex and they make a killing every time they sell one. The employees of Cabelas get a great deal on Vortex scopes too. Vortex is nice....Leupold & Nikon are still better, just my preferrence. Better eye relief.
     

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