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Optic Review: Swarovski's Z8i 1-8x24 - The Ideal Match Up For The AR Platform

When it comes to the high-end market of quality riflescopes, Swarovski Optik is quite literally the best in the world with one of their flagship models being the Z8i family.

However, specifically the Z8i 1-8x24 model offers incredible versatility with it's 8x magnification that allows this scope to be utilized in almost any circumstance that may arise.


It's slim 30-mm central tube blends seamlessly with any rifle whether it be an AR or classic bolt-action and the detail recognition with the Z8i is simply remarkable. Swarovski's glass are known to be the best in the world for their incredibly crisp, clear and bright visuals and the Z8i lineup proves exactly that.

It is also outfitted with an ergonomic illumination unit and large operating features that make it quick and reliable to handle. It also features the optional BTF or ballistic turret flex for both elevation and windage adjustments, which can be installed without the need for extra tools.

The 1-8x magnification on this scope lends itself very well to a variety of situations especially the driven hunt. It also pairs exceptionally well with the AR platform because the scope is quick for short range and with ample magnification for the longer shot. As an example we just prepared a Wilson Combat WC-10 rifle in .308 caliber with this incredible scope, the result is a setup that can make quick shots within a hundred yards or once outfitted with a custom cam on the BTF, can easily adapt to 800 yard shots in a matter of a fraction of a second.

Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24 is the perfect optical system that offers excellent viewing comfort and ensures rapid target acquisition.

  • Extremely high 93% light transmission

  • Slim 30mm main tube with impressive 8x zoom

  • Parallax adjustment knob with catch at 100m mark allows swift and reliable parallax adjustments

  • SWAROLIGHT illumination with compact illumination controls, 64 levels of intensity, memasory function, and auto-switch-off battery conservation

  • Optional BTF (Ballistic Turret Flex) allows for 3 methods of elevation correction, easy windage adjustment, and tool-less installation


At Somarriba, Inc. we recommend Swarovski to all our clients. Browse our collection by clicking the link below!

  • Somarriba's Swarovski Collection

  • Z8i 1-8x24

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