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Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

I have never owned or looked thru the Zeiss.
but my dad has several Nikon monarchs One on a 22-250 one on a ruger #1 in a 7mm mag. and one on a .243 also has one on a muzzle loader 50. cal . Every one of his scopes has lasted round after round they have made it through the grand kids there nick name is (Rock heads) if that tells you anything When rifle season is on which ever rifle h uses stays in the front passanger seat not in a case and bounced down several miles of dirt roads then across his rutted up hunting club . They stay set optics are clear and clicks are reliable. I have owned one Leupold VX-3 and now I own a NF 5.5-22x56 . I tell all my hunting buddies if I wanted the best scope for the money it would be a Nikon I have seen several put through the test and not one has failed my father thus far.
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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

I was and actually am in the same boat you are with buying a scope for my son earlier this year. I ended up with the Nikkon Monarch. I am very impressed with his scope. It has the BDC reticle that is pretty impressive. Optics I felt were better than my friends brand new Vortex Viper and not at all far from the Zeiss. For my son I decided on power and thus the Nikkon as the higher power Zeiss was beyond my budget. I am however so impressed with the Nikkon and the BDC it may very well end up on my next rifle.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:17 AM
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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

Not knocking down Nikons because obviously there are many happy and satisfied end -users, including 2 of my hunting buddies, but below is an ad (1 of 2 pages) from an older catalog).



I've never seen a similar ad for the other 2 choices ... just saying!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

Take a look at this on this website...see if it works for you.

zeiss conquest 4.5-14x50

or

Zeiss Conquest, 4.5 x 14 x 44 riflescope

I think these would serve you very well. They might even be willing to come down on their price if you ask.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:39 AM
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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

Clarity and image resolution is entirely in the realm of the eye of the user for the most part so go look through all the respective models you are thinking about ar a good sportsmens/gun shop and then decide.

My choice was vortex weighing price versus utility. Yours may be different. I want and require a SF in a utility scope for the field, you may not.

Keep in mind that opinions of users are just that. Opinions. Your opinion needs to be based on personal experience, not the experience of others.

..............Just say'in
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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

I would go with Zeiss! I have had cheaper scopes, Tasco and BSA, and on the right rifles they perform ok...for plinking. As for better scopes, I have Leupold, Kahlas, Swarovski, and Zeiss Conquest. And for the money I will go with Zeiss.

Check out SWFA and their sample list. They have some of the best prices around. I have bought 8+ scopes and never have had any issues. They are professional and good to work with.

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Re: Wife said okay to new scope for Christmas, but what one?

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Not knocking down Nikons because obviously there are many happy and satisfied end -users, including 2 of my hunting buddies, but below is an ad (1 of 2 pages) from an older catalog).



I've never seen a similar ad for the other 2 choices ... just saying!
Dads going to go NUTZ when he sees this . He can get a SF for 300 bucks !
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