Re: Zeiss or Leupold
I am a professional guide here in Wyoming. I think either one will work good for you.. I would suggest to take them both out side by side in same conditions and see which one your eye likes.
I see a lot of guys going with Zeiss anymore. I would say 3-12 or 4-12 x 50 would be best choice. You don't want to big of power for timber hunting elk, whitetail and moose.
I have to many hunters show up with 8- whatever scopes and they don't work except in the open at greater distances.
I like the Zeiss conquest 4.5-15x50 myself. It has a greater MOA adjustment than leupold. IMHO.