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Mar 6th, 2012 at 7:42am
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I want a scope with a smaller objective, dial up capable, good glass, side focus and zoom range capable of both bush hunting and shooting at range. Quite a mouthful.
Anyway the Z5 3.5-18 x 44 is possibly the best option I have found other than the big jump to a March. Does anyone out there have one of these scopes and what do you think of it? I also like the 4W recticle with the windage marks, and I would want the BT turret. Only thing is the turret is single turn with 13.5Moa total IIRC. I guess a dremel might fix this? It would be for a 243AI and 105VLD/A-Max.
  

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Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2012 at 7:08pm
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I haven't got one but don't mind mouthing off advice.

The agent was very helpful sending a couple to my local gunshop to look at.

The cross hair was too fine for bush hunting and the opening between thick posts too wide for me.  Reticle choice was limited ("Any reticle you want as long as its German #4").  You might need some ingenuity to obtain the configuration you want.  At the time BT with duplex was available in USA but US online shop wouldn't ship to NZ due to Swaro Optic Nth America policy.  We could only get European range through NZ agent.  European range only had BT with other reticle.  Coloured BT system is logically dubious relying on having exact 200, 300 400 ranges etc to sight in otherwise you're no better off than dialing by number.  However its an elegant scope and like you say ticks all the boxes except a good reticle for the bush.  20c of opinion.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 6th, 2012 at 9:17pm
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Yep it sure helps when you have mates "Stateside" Wink
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 12:06am
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Greg Duley would be the man to talk to.He put one on his pimp my rifle project and had a new turret put into it from the states, was nzhunter issue 17 I think.
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 1:41am
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james wrote on Mar 6th, 2012 at 7:42am:
I want a scope with a smaller objective, dial up capable, good glass, side focus and zoom range capable of both bush hunting and shooting at range. Quite a mouthful.
Anyway the Z5 3.5-18 x 44 is possibly the best option I have found other than the big jump to a March. Does anyone out there have one of these scopes and what do you think of it? I also like the 4W recticle with the windage marks, and I would want the BT turret. Only thing is the turret is single turn with 13.5Moa total IIRC. I guess a dremel might fix this? It would be for a 243AI and 105VLD/A-Max. 


thats around 600m be your limit with dial up?
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 1:49am
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Have not had the chance to look too hard but I think you're about right. 600 is around where I hope to get anyway. A 200m zero may also extend the range (or a dremel).
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 2:09am
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thats with 200m zero

its would have more up than that wouldnt it? how would you site in with that much up? or is that after sited in?

maybe i should read more about them haha

right so shows how bored i am today with the week off work................its this it http://www.sportoptics.com/swarovski-z5-rifle-scope-3-18x44-bt-plex.aspx

says 58moa travel, why does it limit to 13.5?
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 3:58am
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58MOA total travel but only 13 MOA in a single turn. The turret is zero stopped IIRC.
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 5:08am
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wouldnt be hard to make it so it dont stop at the 13 moa an turn round more tho i wouldnt think?
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 6:59am
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have 2 arriving from the states, will see how they go one for a 300wm and a 280 rem
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 14th, 2012 at 11:56pm
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Reply #11 - Mar 15th, 2012 at 12:18am
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The two 5x25x52 BT arrived the other day now just need the sako 300wm to arrive and the tikka to be rebarrelled to 280 rem in NZ and will see how they go. They do look the goods
  

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Reply #12 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 6:27am
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I have a 5-25x52 bt and am in napier if you want to have a look and play with one, pm me Smiley
  
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Reply #13 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 6:52am
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steyr300wsm wrote on Mar 20th, 2012 at 6:27am:
I have a 5-25x52 bt and am in napier if you want to have a look and play with one, pm me Smiley


Whats your opinion of them, and does the BT set distances work and ease of set up?
  

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Reply #14 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 7:14am
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Great to use and very easy to set up and my distance settings are bang on was out on tuesday at our range and was playing around at 300,400 and 500 yards works very well and quick to use while out hunting
  
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