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Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:39 AM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

Personally, I usually won't buy any scope unless it's got parallax adjustment/side focus.

The exception is my sons' lever action .243, and my lever action 45-70.

Neither guns are accurate enough to be shooting beyond 300 yds, and both are used for hunting at close ranges only.

I prefer something over 10X for shooting very small targets or for distances beyond 300 yds. You wont find many if any scopes over 10X that don't have Parallax Adjustment.

I forgot that I do have a couple other scopes that don't have parallax adjustment. They are on a 22 rimfire and an AR-15 .223 Both these are also used for relatively close range hunting/shooting.

Last edited by SBruce; 08-08-2010 at 03:41 PM. Reason: additional info
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:17 AM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

I am with SBruce on this one .... won't buy a scope without a way to adjust parallax and I prefer the side mounted ones.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:54 PM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

I plan on purchasing a Zeiss 3x10x44 Rapid Z 600 for my 600 yard rifle if that helps any. This is for a big game rifle however, if it was for varmints or target I would go with a 14 or 20x.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:44 PM
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Re: Is zeiss conquest 3x9x40 a 600 yard scope?

Depends on the size of the things you are trying to hit.

This was at about 450-500 yards, at a 30 degree angle, using the hood of a 4x4 as a rest. Targets (baboons) are pretty darn small.

Using a .30-06 Tikka rifle with handloads, Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 with #4 German reticle.

Note the baboon to the right of center - ruined his day

Also took some baboons at over 500 yards with the same set up.

YouTube - Baboons in Namibia
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