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Help On A Low Light Hunting Scope For 17Hmr. Swarovski Z4I?

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#1 ^varmints^



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:04 pm

Hi All, i would appreciate info on a scope for rabbit shooting, im looking a great quality optic so far im considering swarovski z4i, meopta artemis 2000 and the zeiss conquest. Any info on a similar scope 3-12 mag would be useful.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:47 pm

  I use a Nikko stirling 6-24x50 and in low light it works well,  I looked at a Zeiss and Swaro did like them but as I was going to use an add on NV  I went for the Nikko as the cheaper glass supposedly works better with add on NV and I am not disappointed as it is a good scope in any light.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:48 pm

Spend what you like but not many need to push the boat out that far for rimfires.


I have never missed  or refused a shot because of the scope.


The most expensive here lists about £300, the rest around £150 or less.

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#4 IanB



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 10:58 pm

If your going to spend money on quality optics, why not get a Hawke Sidewinder scope or MTC, etc, then a digital add on like a Ward 700. Best of both worlds, then you can use the add on to see at dusk clear as a bell without any torch right until night fall, then just add an IR torch and your good for night shooting upto 16x mag if needed.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:48 am

There is of course the Simmons WTC 3.5-10x50, available for around £150

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:38 pm

I have a S/H Swarovski 6x42 on my HMR.  I don't like mucking about with mag or parallax when shooting off sticks and find this is fine for the HMR ranges I shoot out to for rabbits, plus nice simple duplex type ret.   Obviously a good steel body able to take a knock and not expensive S/H.  I paid a £250 for this.  


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:12 pm

S&B 8x56 hungarian I have aswel as a minox zv3 the Minox is preety good but the s&b is absolutely awesome. I have also had Redfield scopes and they are also preety good.

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:22 pm

As above i would not waste my money overscoping a rimfire, the point of these top end scopes is eeking out every minute of available light for deer etc No need when you can use NV or a lamp with a rimmy, i had a Burris Fullfield 11 scope on my 308 before the Swaro, they are a cracking buy for a couple of hundred quid

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