Originally Posted by ShootnMathews
Also just found a zeiss conquest 6.5-20x50 for $849. That's not too far from my price range. Anyone have any experience with these?? Are they a quality longrangehunter scope??
Sure if you like the 1" tube and the lack of SOLID rings and paying half of the $$$ for the zeiss name.....for glass that has never been to germany. Looking at traditional optic sources you might as well hit a nightforce...at least it holds its value. Nikon, leup, burris, zeiss etc are all sitting around cashing in on thier name that other people spent 40+ years building. Now the produce a $500 product to sell for $1000 to people who dont know any better. Save your money for a nice LL BEAN jacket if you like throwing cash away...or send it to me lol.
Look at the newer companies out there and find the right one for a glass bargain, bargain and big name do not go together.
A BARGAIN is so important in glass because of this...all scopes have 14 lenses, a tube, knobs etc. They are all the same...cep for the glass. Now take a leup/nikon/zeiss etc. It will cost $1000 dollars. $200 in materials $300 in labor $500 for the name. A vortex/sightron/bushnell elite/weaver tactical will have $350 in materials, $350 in labor and $100 in the name.
Big name you spent $1000 for $500 worth of glass.
Little guy you spent $800 for $700 worth of glass.
You pick....if you have to buy a "BRAND NAME" realize the guy next to you will have much better glass than you for the same $$$.