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Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

 
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:10 PM
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Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

I'm looking for some help in deciding glass on my first long range set up from those that know. I have a Winchester 70 coyote lite in .270wsm that I am settting up for antelope, mule deer, and maybe long range whitetail. I have narrowed the field to the Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 with turrets, Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 with turrets, or the Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50. I currently have Leupold, Burris, Meopta, and Zeiss on other rifles and I am really fond of Zeiss. I have read all the reviews that I can find, and tried to compare the Trijicon with the Zeiss at a Cabelas, but inside a store really didn't tell me much.

For hunting, what would you recommend? As for range, I'd like to be able to shoot as far as I can ethically. The rifle is NIB, but I handload, and hope to be able to get under (hopefully, well under) 1 moa. If I find I can only shoot moa to 400, well that will be my range. I am hopefull for 600.

Will I be better off with 4.5-14 or 6.5-20? I have heard nothing but good with Zeiss, but Trijicon seems well respected.

I really appreciate insight from all the collective experience here.

My long range experience (besides woodchucks) is an antelope in Wyoming last year at 344 yds with a lightweight 270 with a 2.5-8 leupold and 4.5lb trigger. I plan on being a whole lot more prepared this year.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

I cant remember the exact numbers but the trijicon is lacking in the internal adjustment range. It may be enough for you but this is just a heads up to check it out first.
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Re: Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

Both are lacking in internal adjustment. I can usually get to 800 without an angled base.
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Re: Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

800 yds would be nice for practice, but I think I'd need a whole lot of practice before I even thought about that range for an animal. For now, I'm hoping to work up to 600yds. I think both the Zeiss and Trijicon could get me there without angled bases.

Is there a preference between Zeiss and Trijicon?

For hunting 150-600yds, would I be better off with 4.5-14 or 6.5-20 or the Trijicon?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

Two superb scopes! Now to distinguish the two. The Trijicon will offer you the best in low light hunting with it's tritium reticle, but the glass will not be on par with the Zeiss.
The 4.5 x 14 is better suited for for hunting than the 6.5 x 20 if you're hunting in a wooded area, or have to make a close in, or running shot.
The 20x would be nicer for long, open country. Just depends.

Keep this in mind - What you see with the naked eye @ 100 yrds would look the same @ 1400 yrds at 14x.

Get the Zeiss. Nothing trumps GOOD glass.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:08 AM
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Re: Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

Thanks for the help guys. It's a lot of money to spend, I want to do it right the first time.
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Re: Zeiss or Trijicon for first long range rifle, looking for guidance.

+1 for Zeiss.
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