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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