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Leupold vs. Zeiss.

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Unread 04-06-2012, 03:29 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I'd pick Zeiss
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Unread 04-06-2012, 09:08 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

As far as I was ever concerned...rifle scope meant LEUPOLD.....and then this last year I bought a Zeiss!! And since have bought THREE 6.5-20 Conquests to go with my 4.5-14 model Conquest.
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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:07 AM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

Like others have stated the Zeiss Conquest glass will outshine the Leupold. Better clarity, resolution, color, contrast and light transmission.

They are limited in terms of internal adjustment, however a good 20moa base (either one piece or two piece) would cure that problem. There are plenty quality manufacturers that are making a solid 20moa base including Talley, Nightforce, US Optics, Seekins, Warne, and EGW just to name a few.

I don't see them doing anything affordable in the 30mm tube anytime soon coming from Zeiss. If you want to go 30mm the best alternative would be Meopta (they assemble the conquest btw. Everything from the glass to the components to laser etching the bodies). The only draw back to the Meopta would be no bdc reticle.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 10:32 PM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

If you get one of the ranging reticles it negates the limited travel in the turrets. It lets you hold over instead of cranking the turret. I have both the Leupold and Zeiss and you can see the difference when you look through one. I am using the Z-1000 reticle in my .308 Savage and, combined with the software, it works so well I rarely have to dial.
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Unread 04-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: Leupold vs. Zeiss.

I have a few Leupolds and then I picked up a Zeiss. To me the glass is hands down better in the Zeiss. Both are great scopes though. Another brand you might consider are the Vortex's. Hope this helps!
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