Which Swarovski?

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  1. cem rona ergin

    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    Guys I need your thoughts on choosing a Swarovski scope for my 416 rigby..
    z8i 0,75-6x20 (30mm) or z8i 1-8x24 (30mm)
    Thanks in advance for your input..
     
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  2. CBH Australia

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    The 1-8x24 would be cool. No real experience but I’ll bet many are using 1.5 a to the low end. Eg my Leupold 1-5-5x

    Your choices Being in the same model/group this may be hard to pick unless you have a really specific requirement that being either you want a .75 times for up close and personal or you want a bit more magnification for whatever reason. Shooting the Tiny Ten with your .416 or something.
     
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    Do either of those have an illuminated reticle? I am becoming a huge fan of an illuminated dot reticle. My old eyes just go instantly to it.

    I think either would make a fine scope on your 416 Rigby! Flip a coin.(y)
     
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  4. cem rona ergin

    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    Both of them comes with it ..
     
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    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    I love up close and personal :)
     

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    I would go with the .75, but either would be a fantastic scope for a 416.
     
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    Very nice! Then I’d probably install the lowest power on QR rings. Use the higher power in QR rings as a backup scope.
     
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    I have the Z8 1-8x on my 7x57. Awesome scope. I’m sure that the other model is as well.
     
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    Been researching new glass for my 375H&H to be a little more confident on those longer shots.
    Will be pulling the trigger on the Swaro Z8i 1-8x24 with the 4A-IF reticle this winter.

    Let us know which way you go.
     

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    if one has longer eye relief, go with that.
    bruce.
     

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    Agree 100%.
    I haven’t used a Swarovski on my 416 rem. I use Leupold because of the longer eye relief.
    I’ve had a few whacks dished out from a 460 weatherby so I’m fairly cautious regarding eye relief.
     

  12. Scott CWO

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    There's hardly any difference between .75x or 1x but the difference between 6x and 8x is noticeable so I would go with the 1x-8x.
     

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    Makes sense
     
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    I went with 1-8 x24 4A-IF :)
     

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    Sweeeet.
    Let me know how you like it on the 416.
    And if you don't like it...I may know someone willing to take it off your hands...:whistle:

    Cheers!
     
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  16. Philip Glass

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    1-8 would be my pick. Great scopes those Z8’s. I’ve got 2 of them now.
    Philip
     
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    1-8X. I have a 1-6 on my Rigby and there are times I could've used a little more magnification
     
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    I think you made a great choice!
     
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    +1 excellent choice!
     
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    Cem, which 416 Rigby did you put the scope on? Pictures please.
     

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