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Minox vs Zeiss Conquest vs Vortex

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Unread 12-03-2012, 01:40 PM
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Minox vs Zeiss Conquest vs Vortex

Need a little help from some of you who know more about this than I do. I need another scope and am looking at the following ones, which would you choose and why.
Minox 4-20X50
Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 x44 with target turrets
Vortex Viper Hs LR 4-16X50
Vortex Viper 6.5-20X44

I already have a viper pst and like it. Would I notice any difference in glass from the PST to just the VIPER? I don"t need all the options that the PST has for this rifle. The rifle I am trying to choose a scope for is a custom 22-284 I just had built. This is only going to be a 500 yd gun. It will shoot super flat to 500 and was thinking of going with a BDC reticle.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 11:23 PM
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Re: Minox vs Zeiss Conquest vs Vortex

Here is what I would do:

This one:
Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC Target Turret w/#20 Z-Plex Matte Black, #521490-9920 reduced to only $599.99

See his post here:

Zeiss Conquest Riflescope Reductions @ Camera Land

Much better in low light and the clarity is better in any light compared to the Vortex HS LR. You will not regret it for a second. I received mine 2 days ago (it's my second) and am considering a third which would probably replace a Vortex.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 03:53 PM
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Re: Minox vs Zeiss Conquest vs Vortex

I used the Minox in Africa 18 mo ago. My PH liked it well enough that it stayed there w/ him. Only 2 stadia lines. Easy to keep track of. Very good glass. My biggest complaint is the eye box is a little small. Need to make sure it is set on the rifle properly.
The Zeiss is a great scope. Hunted w/ a couple for years. Great coatings. NEVER had a problem. Just depends on what your top end magnification needs/wants are. If the If the 14 will do it then go for the Zeiss. If you want higher magnification then go for the Minox. Bruce
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