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Old 01-16-2014, 01:27 PM
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Scope power

I am looking for a scope for the 280 ackley ,and having a hard time deciding on the scope for it. I have a few questions
#1 thoughts on the Zeiss Conquest HD5'S - 3.5X15 OR THE 5X25

#2 Are there any other scopes out there that I should consider other than Zeiss in the same price range?

#3 I have been looking at the Rapid Z-600 AND THE RZ 800 , which one of these and why?

I will be shooting out to 1,000 yrds but most likely keep hunting shots at 3 to 5 hundred for now.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:15 PM
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Re: Scope power

In the same general price range you also have the VXIII leupolds and Vortex Viper Series scopes which I would recommend.

The only problem with the conquest series is the 1" tuble which limits your available windage adjustment which can hurt you when doping and dialing at long range.

I own a number of the Zeiss Conquest series scopes though and have never had a complaint about any of them. Great glass, and 100% reliable.

I don't own any of the new HD models but have considered getting one.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:50 PM
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Re: Scope power

I also think you should check out the Leupold VXIII and the Vortex Viper. I think the 30mm tube would benefit you on the long shots. I cant comment on Zeiss because I have no experience with their scopes but from what I have read on this site they are really good. I can however say that both my Leupold and Vortex have been great so far. They both track great when doping, zero has never moved on either one, and I have never had either one fog up on a cold morning.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:53 PM
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Re: Scope power

if most of your shots are greater than 300 yards, Id go for the greater power. but most of all, I would go for more glass. if you can get the biggest objective lens you can afford, better picture because you get more light in your eyeball. that is what you need in that really long range stuff. but, that's just my opinion.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:03 PM
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Re: Scope power

I'm having a 280 Ackley mountain rifle built as I type this. This is the scope I bought for it, then I sent it to Leupold and had the custom shop put the M1 style MOA marked tall turrets on it for $130. Really looks sharp and weighs just 17 ozs. Can't wait to get it on the new rifle and try some LR shooting.

Leupold 66415 VX 3 4 5 14x40mm 30mm Side Focus Fine Duplex Matte Riflescope 030317152406 | eBay
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:19 PM
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Re: Scope power

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I'm having a 280 Ackley mountain rifle built as I type this. This is the scope I bought for it, then I sent it to Leupold and had the custom shop put the M1 style MOA marked tall turrets on it for $130. Really looks sharp and weighs just 17 ozs. Can't wait to get it on the new rifle and try some LR shooting.

Leupold 66415 VX 3 4 5 14x40mm 30mm Side Focus Fine Duplex Matte Riflescope 030317152406 | eBay
WHen you get the chance to compare the 40mm Obj and 50mm Obj in Low light situations you will see why so many of us recommend the 50mm Obj over the 40. Both have quality glass but the 50mm gathers 25% more light.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:32 AM
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Re: Scope power

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I am looking for a scope for the 280 ackley ,and having a hard time deciding on the scope for it. I have a few questions
#1 thoughts on the Zeiss Conquest HD5'S - 3.5X15 OR THE 5X25

#2 Are there any other scopes out there that I should consider other than Zeiss in the same price range?

#3 I have been looking at the Rapid Z-600 AND THE RZ 800 , which one of these and why?

I will be shooting out to 1,000 yrds but most likely keep hunting shots at 3 to 5 hundred for now.
#1 for shooting out to 1000 I would have a scope with tactical turrets. Working on reticle for such distance is quite difficult.
As for power I would go with 3.5-15 since it is more versatile.
#2 leupold mark4 3.5-10 - for big game or 4.5-14 - for the rest hunting with tmr, m1, but they are a bit more expensive.
#3 see point #1.
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