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Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:02 PM
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Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

I have this model and am very happy as a beginner hitting where I want at 300 yards. I am getting into reloading and want to venture farther and push my rig out to 600 yards. I have heard this model of scope is not good out past 300 yards because of they way it has its permanent parralax adjustment set at 100 yards. I want to cut throught the bs is this scope good to 600 yards?
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:20 AM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

It depends on the shooter's eye sight and abilities. For my old eyes, 400 yards would be pushing it. Yes, they are excellent scopes.

Good luck!

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:27 AM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

I have had three of these scopes on several different guns, one on a Tar-Hunt RSG slug gun, one on a Savage 10ML-II muzzleloader, and currently have one on a Rock River Predator AR-15. I think they are the very best midrange scope you can buy for under $500. But they have obvious limitations when you push the distance out past 300 yards. I also have had one 4.5-14X44 AO Rapid Z-600 Conquest and it was much nicer for dialing in long distance and having the side focus was a huge plus. If I was only going to be shooting sub 300 yards I would buy another 3-9X40 Conquest without question. If I was stretching things out I would at least opt for a Rapid Z type of ballistic reticle and probably would look for one with side focus also. Hope that helps.

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:43 AM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

Two things to consider. Size of cross hairs and parallax.

How much of the target is covered up by the reticle is a consideration. You should have no problem shooting a gallon plastic milk jugs, I would think at that distance.

Regarding parallax: Set up on a distant target and move your eye around without moving the rifle. That will show you the amount of parallax you have.

Then play around by moving your eye back and forth to get less and less of a field of view. Get enough black around the sight picture to be able to "center" it. This is a very simple and effective DIY parallax removal method.

Actual field experience trying different things will be quite revealing.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:58 PM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

Do you think this scope would handle the recoil of a .338 Win mag?
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:11 PM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

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Do you think this scope would handle the recoil of a .338 Win mag?
I myself wouldn't be concerned...........as long a there was no muzzle brake involved.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:18 PM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

I agree with previous posts. You are going to have to try that one out yourself. I think Roy hit the spot when he said reticle size and parallax. If you dont find yourself struggling with those, take her as far as she will go!

As far as the conquest goes I dont think you can get better for the money. In fact just today I was working on mounting both a Leupold VX3 and Conquest. Both 3.5x10 and both 50mm obj. Bouncing back and forth between the two working on bore sighting and such the difference in clarity was overwhelming in favor of the Conquest. I love Zeiss Conquest scopes. As far as durability goes I dont see any problem with mounting on top of a 338winmag. Should handle the recoil just fine.
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