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Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

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Unread 11-20-2008, 05:48 PM
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Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

Anyone know how these two models compare for optics quality? I'm considering the Conquest 4.5-14x44 and the Big Sky 3-12x42 (non AO) for a new rifle. I can't find any locally to compare. I know the Conquest costs more and that their glass is very good, but the on-line comments I've found for the Sightron Big Sky models have been very glowing, with some saying their glass is at least the equal of the Conquests, but for a cheaper price. I don't want to pay more just for the Zeiss name if the quality is the same. Both have a lifetime warranty, though the Zeiss warranty is transferable. Thanks.
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    Unread 11-25-2008, 08:39 PM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

    In my opinion, the Zeiss hands down.
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    Unread 11-25-2008, 09:08 PM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

    blacktails, I'm looking to get rid of the same Zeiss your looking at... $550 if you are interested.
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    Unread 11-26-2008, 05:07 PM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

    While I have not handled a Big Sky model I do own a Sightron SIII and I have been told it is the same glass. If so I would say the Big Sky. Just because of cost. The SIII glass is right on par with Zeiss and I would not hesitate to buy one to save money. On the other hand is is tie and matter of personal perference provided the cost is the same.
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    Unread 12-04-2008, 04:54 PM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

    Thanks to all for the advice. I ended up getting a really great deal on the Conquest and it just arrived yesterday, so I'm set for my new rifle once I get the rest of the parts on hand. If I can swing the extra $, I'm going to go ahead and get one of the Big Sky models for my newly inherited 1950's era Model 70 Featherweight, which has a Weaver K4 from the same year. Should be a BIG improvement over the old K4.
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

    Zeiss IMHO no question
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    Unread 12-05-2008, 02:19 PM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest or Sightron Big Sky

    blacktails,

    You done good!
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