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Leupold VariX-III 6.5-20x50 Mil-Dot Reticle, Side Focus, Matte Finish, Long Range, 30

 
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Old 10-17-2003, 12:57 PM
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Re: Leupold VariX-III 6.5-20x50 Mil-Dot Reticle, Side Focus, Matte Finish, Long Range, 30

Having just ordered the Zeiss Conquest you mention, I will be able to do so (presuming prompt shipment) in a week or so.

Here's what I've learned so far:

Leupold LR 6.5-20x50 Conquest 6.5-20x50
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weight: 20 ounces 21 ounces

maintube: 30mm one inch

elevation: 72 moa 45 moa

side focus side focus

The Zeiss apparently features a BDC (bullet drop compensator) but what that comprises I won't know until I receive it.

The Zeiss can be had for $620 from Highland Gear in Quincy, IL. The street price of the Leupold in question is typically $750.00.

I've ordered the Zeiss in the mil-dot reticle, so despite having less internal adjustment (as you'd expect in a 1" tube), I'm planning on using the mil-dot holdover technique (and perhaps a tapered base) to ensure I can hit targets to 1,000y.

I'm quite familiar w/Leupold optics (VX3 and Mark 4 series anyway), so it will be interesting to compare the Zeiss in this regard.

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Re: Leupold VariX-III 6.5-20x50 Mil-Dot Reticle, Side Focus, Matte Finish, Long Range, 30

has anybody ever compared the Leupold III 6.5-20*50 to the Zeiss conquest of same magnification?

Would be keen to read the results
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