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Riflescope Review: The Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 -The Scope of Choice for Dedicated Shooters

Our most popular riflescope, without a doubt, is the Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44. This model of the Swarovski Z5 has you covered whether your hunting in the mountains on rough terrain or long-range shooting in the plains. With it's generous power range, there isn't any situation or setting that it cannot adapt to and perform flawlessly in.


The Z5 3.5-18x44 has proven to be exceptionally accurate in a number of hunting environments and in the hands of numerous clients. Not only is it spot-on every time but it is also incredibly lightweight for a scope with such magnification.

Weighing at 450 grams, the Z5 3.5-18x44, can accommodate various types of hunting whether it be short-range elk hunting or bringing down a varmint five hundred yards away, it performs all the same. In low-light conditions, the Z5 also has you covered with a 44mm objective lens and Swarovski's high-luminosity optics that allows substantial light transmission into the eye of the shooter allowing for pinpoint accuracy.

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. It is something we recommend to each and every single one of our clients who purchase any model of the Z5.

Our experience with the Z5 at the range and in the field has proven that the Z5 models are most adaptable, reliable, and accurate in its class.

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Swarovski has developed a world-wide reputation for crystal-clear optics and ergonomic designs and the Z5 is no exception. In short, the outstanding features offered by this 1-inch rifle scope are crystal-clear optics, a reliable,d

sturdy mechanical design, and lateral parallax correction.

Getting into the specifics, the innovative design of the Z5 allows for maximum image quality along with large eye relief of 95mm for greater safety. The precisely defined microstructure surface prevents residual reflections inside the tube for bright, high-contrast images, even in intense light. The lateral parallel correction also guarantees a faultless image, no matter how far away you are.

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.


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

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