Originally Posted by dmax1800
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.
Is it worth the money? HECK YES!!!! I'm a HUGE Zeiss, Swaro and Kahles fan. I won't put anything atop any of my rifles if its not 1 of these 3 brands.
The new Conquest HD should be considered a STEAL. I mean, someone at Zeiss has lost their minds. With the new Conquest HD you're getting basically the old Zeiss VMV victory glass and coatings as Zeiss has upgraded their glass and coatings for the Diavari models in the HT series. So you're getting V/VM glass, multi T coating plus LotuTech coatings. What Zeiss has done some how is produce the same scope as the Swaro Z5 series for 500-600 dollars less.
I have 2 Z5s 1 on a 300 wsm 1 on a 270wsm, I'm getting this HD 5-25 for my Sako Finnlite 7mm to save 600 bucks. Its basically the same scope just less.
So yes, they are defenitely worth the money in my humble opinion.