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Old 12-23-2012, 09:13 AM
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Zeiss Conquest Questions

I am real new to rifle shooting and have a question about the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes.

The particular scopes are Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC & Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 AO MC. My question is both scopes are offered with Hunting Turrets or Target Turrets. Can someone explain the difference and any preference one way or the other?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:04 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest Questions

You've come to the right place for answers. The folks here are hands on experts so I'll leave it to one of them to give you the answer. I'm a hunter first and shooter second. If you are looking at zeiss for a longer range hunting scope you should take a look too at the rapid z scopes.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:12 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest Questions

Hunting turrets are shorter with caps over them. Target turrets are much longer and easier to read and adjust but are less than ideal for carrying through the brush and don't work well in scabbards. Most hunters use hunter turrets but some of the long-range hunters that hunt "more like bench-rest shooting" use target turrets. Both have vocal advocates and both work, see them both & decide what YOU think will work better for how YOU will hunt.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:00 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest Questions

Thanks for the responses. I'll go see if anyone locally has them in stock so I can see them up close. I see one of the advertisers/sponsors on this site has some pretty good end of the year deals on the Zeiss scopes right now.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest Questions

I have the Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 AO MC with target turrets as LRH is nothing but "target" shooting, the way I do it. Mostly ambush and some walk and stalk. In either case speed is everything getting ready to make the shot. Regardless of the situation there never seems to be enough time.

For me exposed turrets is the only way to go.

Scabbards don't seem to be much if any of an issue. I don't use a scabbard just a self made drag bag. And I have been known to drag it.

Choice of reticle is critical. There are those that say the Z-1000 is a bit busy. I have the duplex and click for all shots. Its more simple to click using Shooter software than to shoot to calibrate the bullet drop reticles. Plus Shooter, etc, gives drops in MOA and not yards. When factoring in atmos conditions clicking is more straight forward.

If you choose the duplex reticle ensure you get the fine duplex. I got a hot deal from one of the optic sponsors here and jumped on it a bit too quickly. I didn't consider reticle size. It came with the heavier duplex.

The thin part of the reticle is 1/4 MOA and the posts are 3 MOA or so. A bit heavy for shooting magpies @ 1000 but seem to be sufficient.

The zeiss is a great scope with non critical eye placement. It seems way more shooter friendly than my NF. What I mean is that when I put my cheek against the stock the sight picture is faster to acquire than with the Nightforce.

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest Questions

Thanks royinidaho. The reticles I see available are the #20 which appears to be heavy and #4. From what you mentioned the #4 would be the way to go? The sale I saw was less than $600 for the 4.5X14X50 A0 MC, I believe.

How much does the Shooter software sell for?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest Questions

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Thanks royinidaho. The reticles I see available are the #20 which appears to be heavy and #4. From what you mentioned the #4 would be the way to go? The sale I saw was less than $600 for the 4.5X14X50 A0 MC, I believe.

How much does the Shooter software sell for?
As an android app mine was like $4.99. Strelok is free and a damn nice app also.
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