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Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

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Unread 03-12-2013, 05:36 PM
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Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

Hello All, I am looking at purchasing my first serious scope and need some advice. I am currently looking at a Zeiss Conquest HD5 3-15 or a Leupold MK4 4.5-14 that will go on top of a Rem 700 30-06. Until I find a new range I am currently limited to 400 yards, but I would like to get up to 800 and use this rifle/scope combo to learn the fundamentals of LR shooting. I am open to other options but both of these companies offer fantastic military discounts, and I'd like to keep it less than a grand if possible.

Thank you all for your help and for such an amazing forum. I have learned a ton reading through all of these posts.
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    Unread 03-12-2013, 07:38 PM
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    Re: Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

    I used to think the sun rose and set in Leupold....but that was before I bought a Zeiss.

    For an 'Ought six.....In my opinion id put a Conquest 4 1/2 -14 on it.
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    Re: Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

    Yup, Zeiss
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    Unread 03-13-2013, 02:24 AM
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    Re: Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

    Take a look at a Vortex PST. I have one on my Browning BAR 30-06 with a custom turret.

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    Unread 03-13-2013, 06:15 AM
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    Re: Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

    given those two choises id take the leupold. But there both fine scopes.
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    Unread 03-13-2013, 10:06 AM
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    Re: Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

    Zeiss Conquest. And for your gun for the range you gave, I'd say a 4.5-14 will do just fine.

    If you were shooting a larger caliber or at longer ranges I'd recommend a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50.
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    Re: Need new glass... Zeiss? Leupold?

    Maybe the zeiss would be a winner if compared to a vx1 or vx2 but not a mark 4 or a vx3. Ive got two 3x9 zeiss conquests and like I said there a good scope but nothing really special.
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