when I was doing the serious side by side comparison between the NXS, VX-III and Conquest you mentioned the results were:
Nightforce way ahead
Conquest behind the NF and
The VX-III more than twice the distance behind the Conquest than the Conquest was behind the NF.
I went with the Conquest for that rifle and an NXS for a new build.
This was all done using my personal eyes which may be a bit off of standard.