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Riflescope Review: The Swarovski Z5

The Swarovski Z5 has proven it's worth among countless clients and numerous hunting trips delivering spot-on shots every time with no exceptions! When hunting in the mountains on rough terrain or when long-range shooting on plains, we can guarantee that the Z5 will be a reliable companion. The outstanding features offered by this 1-inch rifle scope are crystal-clear optics, the reliable sturdy mechanical design, and lateral parallax correction.


When weight is critical, we definitely recommend the Z5 3.5-18x44 - BT 4W model . This lightweight 1-inch rifle scope demonstrates exceptionally accurate long-range performance in the mountains and long range situations.

Another notable feature of the Z5 is it's versatility in diverse hunting situations. It can easily adapt between different terrains and it's wide range of magnifications allows it to accommodate various types of hunting.

The optional Ballistic Turret (BT) model allows the shooter to outfit the scope with a calibrated elevation turret that simplifies even the most challenging of long range shooting.

Our experience at the range have shown the Z5 models to be the most adaptable and reliable in its class.


Swarovski has a world-wide reputation for diamond-bright clarity and the Z5 is no exception. With 44/52 mm objectives glass, it is indeed a treat to look through the Z5. Clear, bright, and crisp best describes this scope.

The innovative design of the Z5 allows for maximum image quality along with large eye relief of 3.74 in (95 mm) for greater safety. The precisely defined microstructure surface prevents residual reflections inside the tube for bright, high-contrast images, even in intense light.

The entire Z5 series rifle scopes are all outfitted with Swarovski’s patented 4-point coil system that completely replaces the single leaf spring system that’s the norm for most rifle scopes today. This means that the Z5 has four coil springs that hold the erector tube in place when a shot is fired. This ensures that whether you’re shooting hundreds of rounds from an AR15 with .223 or you’re firing 180 grain bullets off a .300 Win Mag at the range or out in the open field, Swarovski has you covered.

With the reticle in the second focal plane the target observed is magnified while the size of the reticle remains constant.

Overall, there is no better scope at this price range.


As Swarovski Premium Dealers we have an extensive collection of their various riflescopes, binoculars, accessories, and more!

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