Swarovski X5

philys21

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Hey guys I'm in the process of building a 6.5prc rifle primarily for hunting and secondly for long range target practice. I've been trying to decide on a scope and have been researching the X5 but am worried about the turret reliability since theirs not much talk about this scope. Today Midway started a sale on the X5 for $1,999, which seems like a great deal. Does anyone have any experience with this scope?

I'm still open to other recommendations I just want the best scope clarity in 2nd fp, and a dependable turret. I have an atcar on another rifle and love it but the glass leaves me wanting. Money isn't to much of a factor, but like to keep it under 3k.
 

rfurman24

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It’s is one of the best hunting scopes money can buy. They track perfectly and have awesome glass. You will not be disappointed.


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Ryan Avery

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It's not a good scope is a GREAT scope. It gets no love because everyone thinks they need a FFP scope. I am over 30 animals with the one I have and my wife will hunt with no other scope. I was even dumb enough to accidentally drop it off a cliff. It tumbled about 60 feet and looked really bad. I was hiked in and the next morning was opening day. I shot a little bull at 942 yards and the scope was still holding zero when I checked it at the range several days later.

Here is a review I did on the scope a few years back.

https://www.rokslide.com/swarovski-x5-3-5-18x50-review/

Here is that bull after the tumble. Notice how great the stock looks:)
 

dirtytough

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I have a couple. One is getting sent in because the windage isn’t tracking correctly. Still my favorite scope
 
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philys21

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Have you seen prices this low before for this scope?

Dirtytough did the windage not work correctly right out of the box?
 

OSU Fisher

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The 4w reticles must have went fast? Looks like the brm is the only ones left in both sizes. Not sure if its to "busy" for me. But Still tempting
 
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philys21

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Well I purchased one from Cameralnd, for the price I figured if I don’t like it I could sell it for what I paid.
 

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X5i here.
Had an issue inside the turret where the extra battery sits.
Factory repaired it and figured before selling it I would try it again.
Sitting on my PRC I have hit steel out to 850 and back.
Tracks like it should and optically brilliant.
Whacked a coyote at 377 this afternoon after ranging and dialing.
Center punched.





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Brush Buster

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Anybody ever accidentally bump off the windage turret on an x5 since there is no turret cap?
 

WRO

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Anybody ever accidentally bump off the windage turret on an x5 since there is no turret cap?
Not me, mines killed 9 elk, a few deer, bears, and a bunch of other stuff..

I love it, I sold my nxs and wouldn't go back, 2 of my buddy's sold there's too after using mine.

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Brush Buster

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Not me, mines killed 9 elk, a few deer, bears, and a bunch of other stuff..

I love it, I sold my nxs and wouldn't go back, 2 of my buddy's sold there's too after using mine.

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hmmmm..... you make it sound awfully nice. Which model x5 do you use, the 3-18 or 5-25? You think the 3-18 has enough power to get out to 1000 yards?
 

WRO

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hmmmm..... you make it sound awfully nice. Which model x5 do you use, the 3-18 or 5-25? You think the 3-18 has enough power to get out to 1000 yards?
3.5 x 18 with a 4wx, I killed a coyote at 1315 (longest) with it and a bear at 40 yards.. it's the best all around scope I've used.



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Brush Buster

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3.5 x 18 with a 4wx, I killed a coyote at 1315 (longest) with it and a bear at 40 yards.. it's the best all around scope I've used.



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^This might have made my decision for me. I was locked in on an nxs 5.5-22x50 with capped windage but Im a swaro fanboy at heart. And I have a x5 3-18 with 4wx available for 300 bucks less than the Nightforce, so that doesn't hurt either. X5 sounds like the way to go...
 

dirtytough

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Anybody ever accidentally bump off the windage turret on an x5 since there is no turret cap?
I use a Kifaru Rambler on some hunts and I have bumped mine up to 2 clicks putting the gun in and out. Never have bumped it using a gun bearer. Only using the scabbard on the Rambler.
 
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