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Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

 
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:47 PM
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Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

I've been looking into these two scopes, for my .270 to shoot 400-500 yards max for now. Can someone shine some light on these two rigs in repeatability of the turrets and glass clarity comparison? Both are very close in price. I plan to shoot varmints, deer and work my way out to longer effective range as my ability allows. Right now this rifle doesn't have a scope on it. So I'm trying to get it back up and running, without breaking the bank or rushing into a bad buy.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:07 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

I may be wrong but I believe the zeiss only gives one rotation past the zero stop, something like 16 moa. If that is the case I would go with the vortex hands down. I've not looked through that particular zeiss, I know they usually have great glass, my eye likes the vortex glass very much.

Like I said I might be wrong. I've been wondering about the zeiss, I did just buy an HS-t.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:40 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

I have the zeiss conquest 4.5-14 it's good glass for the price. accurate as far as repeatability. I really do not like the fact it doesn't have a zero stop which I thought wouldn't bother me but is now important to me. If you have any question pm me
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:13 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

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I have the zeiss conquest 4.5-14 it's good glass for the price. accurate as far as repeatability. I really do not like the fact it doesn't have a zero stop which I thought wouldn't bother me but is now important to me. If you have any question pm me
I thought it had a zero stop. It doesn't huh, is there a similar zeiss that does? That'd make up my mind right there...

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Old 01-29-2014, 04:47 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

Are both of you talking about the Zeiss HD5 or original Conquest?
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:18 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

The original conquest doesn't have a zero stop, only the HD5. It is limited in travel too (around 42" of total travel at 100yds). I had one with the Z-1000 reticle that wouldn't get to 1000yds (about 850yds was max) without a 20moa rail. The glass is better in the Zeiss. I'm not sure about the Vortex, as far as the turrets are concerned, because I have very little experience with them.

I have several of the 4.5x14 Conquest and think they are hard to beat for the price. The down side is the turrets turn the opposite direction of all the other scopes I've used and own.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:14 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 or Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC

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The down side is the turrets turn the opposite direction of all the other scopes I've used and own.
this might be a deal breaker for me....not sure I want to try to remember that too..Do you have trouble keeping adjustments straight? from brand to brand?

thanks for the heads-up fellas....

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