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Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

 
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:47 AM
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Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

I'm considering a new Zeiss Conquest HD5 in a 3-15x42 with a rapid z 800 reticle. It goes for $975 to $1000 depending on where I buy it. Is it worth the money??? I like the reticle far better than a Leupold VX 3. I'm going to use it elk hunting and would like to be able to shoot 500 yards. It would sit on top of a 300 win mag.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:37 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

I just spent a month of sundays comparing zeiss conquest hd5 5x25, to meopta and swarovski. If you are ok with 4x12 the meoptas in my opinion are way better. I went with swarovski z5 only cause im old and wanted more magnification. The meoptas run from 500 to 1000. The glass to me on the zeiss seemed to have a yellow tint. Someone I know who sells scopes for a living tells me that the conquest are japenese glass. Not sure if its the truth but I can see a diference.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:47 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

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I'm considering a new Zeiss Conquest HD5 in a 3-15x42 with a rapid z 800 reticle. It goes for $975 to $1000 depending on where I buy it. Is it worth the money??? I like the reticle far better than a Leupold VX 3. I'm going to use it elk hunting and would like to be able to shoot 500 yards. It would sit on top of a 300 win mag.
You cant go wrong with it. I have the HD5 5-25 with Z1000 and it fits my needs perfectly. For your needs, a whole lots of scopes will let you shoot to 500 yards.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:56 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

which meopta 4-12 are u referring to? meopro or meostar?
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

I like the meopro but the glass is great on both just depends which features you like. If you havent looked thru one put it side by side with the zeiss. It wasnt even close for me.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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I like the meopro but the glass is great on both just depends which features you like. If you havent looked thru one put it side by side with the zeiss. It wasnt even close for me.
which meopro u got? 4-12x50? does it compare to a swaro z3 at all??
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:45 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???

I bought the swarovski z5 5x25x52 only cause I wanted a lot of magnification. There was no difference to me and my eyes in any meopro and the 1650$ swaro z5. In low light or bright sun.
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