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Old 05-20-2012, 08:40 PM
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zeiss or sightron??

i am shopping around for a new scope and i might have it narrowed down to these two
Zeiss conquest 6.5-20x50 or the Sightron SIII 6-24x50
any input will be very much appreciated
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i am shopping around for a new scope and i might have it narrowed down to these two
Zeiss conquest 6.5-20x50 or the Sightron SIII 6-24x50
any input will be very much appreciated

I have 3 of the Zeiss scopes. Wouldnt swap even for a dozen Sightron's. My next build will either have a Zeiss or a Swarosky on it.
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Re: zeiss or sightron??

Been using the Sightron Slll 6-24 MOA to shoot ELR on a 338 RUM, fabulous optic for long range shooting, so far I haven't seen anything about the Zeiss that would be better unless your wanting to use hold overs then the Z plex would be interesting, much prefer the turrets on the Sightron!
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ZEISS 100x.
They got german glass and they should be the last ones to go belly up.
They are older than Roy.
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Re: zeiss or sightron??

I have a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 and a Sightron 6-24 LRMOA.
I think each is as good as the other. You wouldn't make a bad decision going with either. The Zeiss however, has a 25mm tube as compared to a 30mm tube on the Sightron, so therefore weighs a little less, and is a little less bulky. Otherwise I am equally happy to recommend either.
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Re: zeiss or sightron??

Hard not to give the edge to Ziess...its on my to buy list. Looked through both and the ziess' belw me away.
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At >1,000 yds you are fighting veiling glare and atmospheric turbulence. Glare reduces image contrast. Low glare is one reason that images in high end glass seem to "pop" and appear bright. Turbulence-induced blur reduces contrast and resolution.

I've spent time at the last four SHOT Shows assessing veiling glare performance. All the SIII scopes I've looked through had below average veiling glare performance. All the Conquests have had above average performance. For hunting, I would go with Zeiss.

If I had to go with Sightron for some reason, I would use a 4" sunshade.
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