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If FREE to you, which one would you choose?

 
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:05 PM
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Re: If FREE to you, which one would you choose?

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Everything here has a gold ring except my pistol scopes but I'd take a S&B and sell it for a pair of Golden Rings....
Since they came out I have chosen the Zeiss Conquest over Leupold... crisper optics to my eyes, and I just sold my last two Conquest's to fund a S&B PMII. There is a reason S&B is considered one of the best in the world, a level no Leupold approaches.
Of the choices offered in this thread, NF. I've used them too, and still better, IMO, than Leupold.
Leupold is good, but not top tier.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:33 PM
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Since they came out I have chosen the Zeiss Conquest over Leupold... crisper optics to my eyes, and I just sold my last two Conquest's to fund a S&B PMII. There is a reason S&B is considered one of the best in the world, a level no Leupold approaches........
I got to agree with ya! Only reason I dont have an S&B is ...$$$$$. The funny part is..I CAN afford it....I just wont let myself!

Nothing seems to beat the European glass...but Lordy what a cost!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:19 PM
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The cost of the good euro glass is breathtaking! The Zeiss Conquest, to my eye, has really great image quality at a good price. I have an IOR Valdada I have used for over a decade that has the same glass as Swaro, and I think the Conquest glass rates right up there close to it.
I decided on the S&B only after a lot of research and discussion with a few guys who have used most of the top end scopes to an extent I will never reach. These guys said S&B is the best there is, and two builders of super accurate custom rifles told me if the client comes to the shop and has a chance to look through a few different top end scopes, the S&B sells itself every time.
Mine is going on a custom long range rifle intended for rock chucks at 1000 yards and beyond. I want the sharpest image I can get, and turrets that are absolutely precise and repeatable.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:14 PM
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Re: If FREE to you, which one would you choose?

Nightforce. Have three of them and love em!
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:39 PM
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Re: If FREE to you, which one would you choose?

I have a buddy that has shot several world records @ 1000 bench, and he sent back a S&B and said he could resolve the target bettter with his NF Benchrest model. It is in the eye of the shooter when it comes to optics.
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From what you listed NF I could care less who has a little better glass. For the LRH game the one with the best / proven turrets wins
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:28 AM
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Re: If FREE to you, which one would you choose?

Nightforce. If for no other reason, I like the 100moa elevation, but don't have'm because they cost me twice as much as the comparable Leupold.
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