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Zeiss Conquest

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Unread 11-19-2007, 08:58 PM
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Zeiss Conquest

I have been looking at a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20 X 50 with the #43 mildot reticle to put on my recently purchased varmint gun (Rem. Model 700 VS SF II in a .204).

I am new to this long range stuff and wanting to learn with this smaller caliber, it is much cheaper to practice with.

I am interested in the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes, what are some of your thoughts on these compared to the VXIII and the Nikon Monarch X or the Bushnell 4200? I think that I can find the Zeiss for ~ $700.

Any good or bad experiences with these?

Any other recomendations for approx. the same cost?

Thanks for any input.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:29 AM
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My opinion, I believe that the Zeiss Conquest is an outstanding scope and is optically better than the Leupold VX-III, Nikon Monarch and the Bushnell Elite 4200. I personally would take it over the other 3.
Jon Jackoviak
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Unread 11-21-2007, 02:35 PM
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I own all three and I agree with Jon, the Zeiss is the one to pick. I have compared my Nikon and Leupold with the Zeiss at targets. The Zeiss easily wins in regards to resolution and light gathering in the evening. I have the duplex reticle and the crosshairs are thicker than the fine plex from Leupold. I have not used the mil-dot. I bought mine from the Optic Zone.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 06:50 PM
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I'm in the same boat as Ryan.

How many MOA w/the Zeiss?

I'm pretty much down to the VX-III LRT 6.5-20X50 and
the Zeiss 6.5-20x50 w/the #4 ret.

Its down to the differences in turrets and amount of adjustment. The VX-III has plenty of adj. and good turrets.

I don't know about the Zeiss??????????
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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Unread 11-23-2007, 02:36 PM
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I agree that the Zeiss Conquest is optically superior to the Leupold VX3. There is really no comparison in light transmission.

I can't speak to the comparison with the Nikon or Bushnell Elite.

I would respect TheOpticZone's comments. Jon sells and looks through a lot of scopes.
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Unread 11-27-2007, 07:07 PM
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i would check with cameraland also Zeiss - Camera Land NY
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Unread 11-28-2007, 06:30 PM
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I have that exact scope on my FN SPR. BUY IT! the glass is the best of the three. the scope has 45 moa of adjustment, the Leupold has more, but you could just get a 20 moa base. the knobs are nice and clean not to stiff. and the scope has 3.5 inches of eye relief. I got mine at camera land.
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