Originally Posted by blackdog
Is that the 'Conquest' model?
Yes. You must remember, even though the Conquest is Zeiss' affordable line, that doesn't mean it's junk. In fact I would have Conquests over every other scope under $1000. I have 2 Conquests, and their quality is just as superb as the Victory and Diavari lines. They were built by ZEISS in their NY plant, and come with a lifetime warranty. Their customer service is 2nd to none, as well.
After owning 2 Conquests (one of them since 2008), I would never hesitate to buy another one for any of my other rifles.
4.5-14x50 vs 6.5-20x50 is not that much difference in weight. They are 1" tube scopes, so they are not very heavy. They are very sturdy made. Sure, they won't be as light weight as a Swarovski, but they are more rugged for field work.
If you are looking for low magnificaiton, light weight, and the best glass in the business, check out one of these:
I have one just like it, but without the illuminated reticle. They are some of the sharpest and clearest hunting scopes I've ever looked through.
They are also ultra lightweight at only 16.5 oz....