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Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

 
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:58 PM
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Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

I don't have a scope over 10X and want to move up to a scope with a little more power and an adjustable objective. I am looking for a solid repeatable turret system. The scope is going on a light rifle for now.

My two considerations are the:
Zeiss 4.5-14x44 A0 (1 inch)
Leupold 4.5-14x40 LR side focus (30 mm)


I want to have a elevation turret installed on whatever I select and probably stay with a the standard duplex reticle. I've considered the Zeiss Rapid-z 800 but I am concerned about low light performance or the reticle getting lost in the timber (thick cover)

My main thoughts are that the Leupold is smaller with more eye relief, more adjustability, and a great warranty. The zeiss is larger (bulky), is going to have better low light performance with the larger objective, I like the feel of the adjustments, but I worry about eyepiece clearance with the bolt. I think cost will be about the same between the two.

Any comments that might help me make the decision of which one?
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:05 PM
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Re: Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

I have the Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Rapid Z800 and I find the reticle is actually a little heavier than a std duplex. It is actually a little to thick for fine target work, but is fine on game even in low light. The scope is very clear and the side focus works well.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:21 AM
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Re: Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

I like the Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14x50mm a lot. The Zeiss Conquest are nice for the price I use one with the Rapid-z 1000.

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Old 01-08-2010, 07:28 PM
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Re: Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

Howdy Kallen. Of the two you have listed I would go for the Leupold. If you decide to go that route let me know. I have the exact scope you are considering except I have the Varmint Hunters reticle. I would sell it to you with rings and butler creek covers for a very good deal.

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Old 01-13-2010, 01:52 PM
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Re: Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

Have you looked at the new Leica riflescopes? They show a 3.5-14x with a Ballistic Plex reticle. Might be another possibility... NJS
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:49 PM
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Re: Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

Of the 2 I'd go with the Leupold 4.5-14...I use one, love it and +1 on your point about warranty.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:16 AM
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Re: Zeiss or Leupold 4.5-14?

i like the leupold for the same reasons as you'v stated. i have a vx111 and mk4 in the 4.5-14 range and looking at getting a vx3 but in 8.5-25 for the next project
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