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Old 04-04-2011, 11:55 PM
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Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

So i have decided that my next scope is going to be a Ziess Conquest. I was pretty set on a vortex viper pst, but just cant get past the tactical look of it. Its just not what I am looking for in a hunting scope. I decided on the conquest for its weight and compactness and appearance. I have looked through one and love the glass. My only decision now is do i order the 4.5-14x50 or 6.5-20x50. I obviously like the higher magnification but it comes with a trade off. The higher magnification model has only 45moa of elevation and is 1.5 inches longer than the other while the lower magnification model has 68moa. This scope will be going on my 300wsm. I want the higher power for long range shooting, but also realize that i need the elevation. I also plan on purchasing another one as soon as possible for my 300rum. With the added horsepower from my rum i realize that i don't need as much elevation but if for some reason i don't like the scope and don't want to purchase another, I don't want the longer heavier higher magnification on my carry rifle(300wsm) but don't want to deal with a scope i am not totally comfortable with on my extended range gun(300rum). I have shot so far out the 1100 yards with my 4-16 Nikon monarch on 16 power and really like that level of magnification. So the big question is for those of you with higher end optics. Will the better glass make up for the small loss in magnification if i go with the 4.5-14 or should I just bite the bullet and order the 6.5-20? Because right now I am leaning towards the 4.5-14.
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Re: Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

I'd personally go with 6.5-20 (45 MOA) + 20 MOA base. Good luck!

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Re: Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

Id go lower power on 300 wsm, or put nikon on it. Then 6-20 on the RUM.
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Re: Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

I think I am going to go ahead and order the 6.5-20. Does anyone have any ideas on ring height for this scope?
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Re: Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

4.5X14 is the way I would go. No need what so ever for a 6X20 on a 300 WSM
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Re: Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

Have both, love the Zeiss but man are they big for a 1 inch tube. You are right on. The 6.5x20 is Loooong. I use the 4.5x14 on both a 270 WSM and 375 H&H and find the 14 is pleanty of power for big game/targets. The 20x is on a varmit gun and works great for punching paper at distance. I beleive the 4.5x14 would be more than enough glass.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:53 AM
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Re: Opinions on scope magnification and adjustment range

Yea thats what i am afraid of. i dont want a real bulky scope on my rifle, now i am contemplating just getting the viper pst. I wish someone could compare the glass in them.
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