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
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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