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The 5-25 Z5 is NOT a long-range hunting scope. Kinda.

It makes sense - it's a 5-25 - surely that's a long-range scope! Well. Not really. You see, there is a really big gotchya with this scope.

Kerry Adams
Kerry Adamshttps://thebloke.co.nz
A constant learner with an inquisitive mind, Kerry created The Bloke as a way to share what he was learning from the community of experts he found himself surrounded by. Precision Shooter and GunSafe soon followed. Somewhere along the line, he picked up one or two things himself. But don't call him an expert.

Oh, where to start.

First, to make this clear – this article in no way is bagging the Swarovski Scopes – in fact, they are some of the best glass in the industry – however – I have come across a couple of setups now, where the owner has looked through the Z5, or seen them being used (like, on TV) and decided it would an awesome option for long-range hunting. It’s light, great glass, and has a big zoom on it. Some even advertise the scope as such.

First of all. You need to define long-range. These days, 500 meters, is the beginning of long-range. If you are not looking at shooting past that – then yeah, this is a prime option. Looking to go a bit further though? Like on a 300WIN or 7mmRem? You are about to find out why that takes a little more thinking through.

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