You can't take money to your grave, and I have one of the starter Swarovski Z3 on my CZ550 full stock it makes a great pair in low light the problem with upgrading a scope is you will then want better on your rifles it becomes an addiction and it is why I will never look through a Swarovski Z5 or higher.Bear I'm starting not to like you very much. You keep making me think about things that can only cost me money. I'm still contemplating a Swarovski scope to put on that Sauer ever since you put the thought in my head. As of yet I can't make myself spend that kind of money on a scope, but I'll probably break down eventually.
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with how it's working. Just messing around, but I enjoy experimenting and figuring things out, and yeah I know I'm different.Very interesting to say the least , a lead ball centerfire rifle
I wont disagree with you, it's the internals that will get you. That said I've been using what some would call cheap scopes all my life. I don't use what I feel is cheaply made with no regard to any quality, but certainly a long ways off from expensive.When it comes to almost everything you get what you pay for. With scopes it isn't just the clarity of the glass, it is the internals that will fail you. I've taken apart several scopes that have failed and it is unbelievable how cheaply some of these are made.
Yeah. Not a bad deal to have a rifle that can be an effective small game getter as well as taking care of pests, and turn around and be able to use it for deer, bear, elk, and moose. Pretty neat really.This is really good stuff. From time to time, I read articles about something like: "if you could only have one gun..." This sort of exercise makes me realize exactly how much flexibility handloading gives us. Not that I ever want to wake up and find myself having only one gun (even after a boating trip), but I might just decide to try out the "only one gun" thing for a year - Hunting, pest control, etc. It'd mean a lot more loading, but I also think it would help me to know my gun a lot better.
I switched to Zeiss when life blessings made it doable. I wouldn't go back if the blessings continue. I do have an eye on a Swaro...Almost all my scopes are European made. I must say that money spent on a Swarovski, a Zeiss, a Leica, a Kahles, etc. is money well-spent as they never let me down at the critical moment when failure would have been disastrous.