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Leupold vs. Zeiss.

 
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:41 PM
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Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I'm currently debating which scope to get. The first would be a Leupold Mark 4 ER/T 4.5-14x40. The other scope is a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44. The scope I choose will be mounted on a Remington 700 CDL-SF chambered in 257 Weatherby Mag used for hunting whitetails in South Carolina and south Georgia. The range would vary from 100 yards to 500. Any pros and cons? And which reticles would y'all choose? Im looking at the rapid-800 for the Zeiss. Any feedback on this reticle? Thanks in advance guys
David.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:17 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I have and use both. I would suggest you go look thru them and make your decision based on what works best for YOU. I like the z-600 reticle in the Zeiss, and in the leupolds I have many different ones (for diff. applications)
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:33 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I have two of the Zeiss 4.5-14x44's and love them both. One has a Z800 and the other a mil dot. The Z800 is dead on for my 300 RUM with my loads and would be my choice for a hunting rifle for long range. Zeiss website has a calculator where you can figure out the exact yardages per each hashmark for your given load.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

Thanks for the advice guys. I was pretty set on Leupold and then I heard some bad reviews on them. The Zeiss is only $150-$200 more and I've heard their glass is far superior to Leupold. I'd planned on going to bass pro just to look through them but until then I wanted yalls opinion on it. I wasnt sure how accurate the Z-600 reticle would be. I saw the website and how to figure it all out and what power the scope had to be set on for it to work.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

The reason I choose leupold is due to the the amount of elevation available.

The zeiss you mentioned, I think only has about 43 inches of elevation. If you

go up to the 50 mm it increases to 68 inches. Plus the turrets turn the

opposite direction (if that matters). I have two of the Leupold VX3 in the long

range version which have 116 inches of elevation in the turret.

Not trying to convince you in either direction, just things to consider. Would be

nice if zeiss made a 30mm tube that was affordable,

If only shooting to 500 yards none of this is going to matter but 500 can sometimes turn into 1000.

Gary
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:59 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I would take the zeiss for sure.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:09 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I also have a Zeiss 4.5X14 Z800 on my 300RUM. After chronoing (is that a word) my load I went to the Zeiss web site and put in the load data and it is right on to 500. I don't have a place to get beyond that distance. I like it.
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