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Old 02-24-2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: Big Game Scope Recommendations??

If you want to holdover and not have to dial get the Conquest rapid-z reticle. More than likely you will have to get the 4.5-14 for a big game caliber. If you want to be slightly more accurate and don't mind dialing I would get the SIII 6-24 LRMOA. I have both scopes(my SIII is 8-32) and love them both for their intended puposes. The Zeiss will have to be set on the power the calculator on the website says to put it on. Mine is very accurate clear out to 800yds.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:03 AM
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Re: Big Game Scope Recommendations??

Check out the Hawke Sidewinder scopes as well. Just ordered up a Sidewinder Tacitcal for my Tikka.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: Big Game Scope Recommendations??

I use 3 different brands of long range scopes on my hunting rifles and would readily recomment them:

Zeiss Conquest 6.5X20 - Duplex reticle
Leupold MK IV 4.5X14 - Duplex reticle
Burrix Xtreme Tactical 4-16 Mil-Dot

Reticle type does not make much difference to me. Clear optics, adjustment repeatability and value do.

For the money, I would say the Zeiss Conquest is the better scope.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:31 AM
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Re: Big Game Scope Recommendations??

I've used the Zeiss Conquest line of scope extensively. For the use you describe, my choice has been the 4.5-14x44. I used this scope for everything from close in shooting in the timber, to shooting numerous marmots between 500 and 750 yards. Optical quality of the 3 Conquest's I've had were great, and the turrets were good too.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:16 PM
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Re: Big Game Scope Recommendations??

Thanks for all the recommendations. I think I've decided on a FFP scope and will be trying to decide which model between the Vortex, Sightron, and maybe a Leupold if I can find a good deal.
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