Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 worth the money???
The turrents have 16.5MOA with the ZEROSTOP installed. The zero stop is a tiny flathead screw that you can take out if you so desire. You have to take it out to zero your scope in anyway (at least for mine, because I had to come down elevation and the zero stop prevented me from doing that initially). I have never been a fan of ZEROSTOP for hunting as I'm never switching distances that drastically where I can get messed up with my turret revolutions. For me, 16.5MOA is about 900 yards, and the only time I may have to go from more than 900 yard back to zero in an instant would be coyote/wolf hunting, or maybe antelope, so for me it's a non issue and I leave the zero stop screw off so I have all the revolutions of the turret. As far as the crosshairs, thats one of the reasons I like 2nd focal plane (for hunting) because I am using a rangefinder for my ranging, and I like the small crosshairs that stay the same size throughout the entire power range. (I realize the benefits of FFP for ranging and competition applications) What reticle did you choose? With my standard plex (again, i'm not ranging with my scope for hunting, I have a Leica for that) it appears smaller than most, and by far smaller than most FFP scopes when magnified.
Bottom Line: If clear glass beyond 20x is important, get the HD5. If you are in competitions (it sounds like you may be) and a zero stop feature with more MOA is needed,or FFP is needed, stick with your PST. They are great too.