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Old 06-07-2011, 02:32 PM
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Conquest vs PST!!

Hello all,

im looking for some advice. I have waited it out for the past few months collecting info and the time is coming where i am drawing a line and putting the money out.

Im looking for a scope that will allow me to hunt at ranges 100-500 yards, and target shoot from 100-800 yards. My price range is limited and cant go any higher then the price of these scopes. It will be put on a lighter weight 300. wsm and with the PST the gun will weigh about 8-8.5 lbs and with the zeiss it will weigh closer to 7.5-8 lbs. Not much of a difference. I understand the Glass is better on the zeiss but the feature and customer service on the pst are unbeatable.

If you had to choose either the Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44mm with 1" tube or the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50mm for a long range on targets and game up too 500 yards with practice of course which would you rather. Because of the weight being so similar it doesn't matter to me on which i get cause of weight even though its a carry around hunting/target gun.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:47 PM
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Re: Conquest vs PST!!

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Hello all,

im looking for some advice. I have waited it out for the past few months collecting info and the time is coming where i am drawing a line and putting the money out.

Im looking for a scope that will allow me to hunt at ranges 100-500 yards, and target shoot from 100-800 yards. My price range is limited and cant go any higher then the price of these scopes. It will be put on a lighter weight 300. wsm and with the PST the gun will weigh about 8-8.5 lbs and with the zeiss it will weigh closer to 7.5-8 lbs. Not much of a difference. I understand the Glass is better on the zeiss but the feature and customer service on the pst are unbeatable.

If you had to choose either the Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44mm with 1" tube or the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50mm for a long range on targets and game up too 500 yards with practice of course which would you rather. Because of the weight being so similar it doesn't matter to me on which i get cause of weight even though its a carry around hunting/target gun.
The biggest problem with the Conquest is the lack of adjustment in the turret, it the specs are good enough for the way you plan to shoot, I believe the Conquest would be hard to beat. I love the Conquest and I have used several. I have yet to look through a PST. I plan to soon though.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:54 AM
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Re: Conquest vs PST!!

There's not a lot out on the Vortext Viper PST 4-16x50 in regard to reviews. Most of them are on the larger version 6-20x50.

Here's a couple that might help you though. They are not in comparison to the Zeiss that you are looking at, but rather a Weaver.

SniperCentral - View topic - Field Test: Weaver 3-15 vs. Vortex PST 4-16 & 6-24
Thoughts on Vortex Viper PST, or Weaver Tactical - AR15.COM Lite

The only thing I have been able to gather is that at least in some people's opinions, the glass in the PST 4-16x50 is a bit on the disappointing side. Otherwise, it sounds like it tracks well.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:02 AM
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Re: Conquest vs PST!!

Glass on the PST is very good, and it tracks perfectly. I have done several sessions of tracking drills with my 4-16 PST and have seen no problems.
I would reccomend the PST
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:20 AM
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Re: Conquest vs PST!!

I have two Conquest scopes with the Rapid Z reticle and I really like them. The glass is very clear and works well in low light conditions. They have a new model with "Target" turrets (adjustable) that you can get custom dials made for.

I think one of these with the Rapid Z reticle would be just about perfect for long range hunting. I also believe Zeiss has a $50 rebate on these as well right now.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:45 PM
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Re: Conquest vs PST!!

Zeiss for sure.Track excellent,very good glass and has plenty of adjustment for what you need.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:29 AM
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Re: Conquest vs PST!!

I bought conquest (4.5x16x44) 4 months ago and sent it away to have target turrets installed. Just got it back and although I havn't been able to shoot over 100 yards yet with it, I gave it a couple turns and found I have just enough adjustment to poke out to 800 yards on my .308. If I put on a 20 moa rail then its no problem to shoot further. I wouldn't worry about the adjustment. As everyone else says, the glass quality is excellent and so is the customer service although you shouldn't need it.

In my opinion you should buy the conquest and not look back. With their transferable warranty you should save yourself a couple hundred and buy one off swfa.com sample list. I bought mine ($600) a sample B and it was in NIB condition. I was hesitant to buy used glass I hadn't seen but after talking to swfa and zeiss I went ahead and couldn't have been happier I did.
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