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Old 03-06-2013, 12:57 PM
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Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

Just had a Zeiss dealer tell me that the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes are no longer made in Germany, but are made somewhere in Asia and are not the same quality. Any truth to that?
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Re: Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

All of my Conquests say "Made in USA" on them....
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

That dealer doesnt know his ass from a hole in the ground!
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:11 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

I talked to the Zeiss people today and they said that was false. The new Conquest HD scopes are made in Germany. This was supposed to be a reputable dealer that has sold scopes for many years.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:22 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

The old Conquests were made here in the USA. I have heard the new HD's are made in Germany, but no idea for sure.

Sometimes even the most reputable dealer can be a moron when it comes down to details. That's why I always do my own fact-checks.


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Old 03-07-2013, 12:16 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

Ah yes, the old fallacy. It says 'Assembled in USA', not MADE IN USA. Big difference my friend. BIG DIFFERENCE

Assembled in USA translated means assembled from parts sourced from anywhere which also means Asia or any Pacific Rim Country or here, but probably from the least expensive source and thats not HERE. To look a bit further into it, per chance, the entire scope might have originated in some oriental sweat shop, shipped in parts and assembled in any location listed in the next paragraph....

Additionally, 'Assembled in USA' can mean anywhere in the USA including holdings such as Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, US Samoa or the Philippines. Vortex is assembled in the Philippines BTW.

It sure don't say 'Made in Prescott, Arizona". To cite a Made in USA example (Ruger) or Made in Yonkers, New York (Kimber).....

People assume that if it states assembled in USA, it's a domestic product and thats a fairy tale.

MADE IN AND ASSEMBLED IN ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ANIMALS

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:50 AM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest scopes made in Asia

Well, I was told by an actual Zeiss rep they are made here. However, he could have been mistaken. I would figure a Zeiss rep would know basic info like that. I'll try to dig a little deeper tomorrow.
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