Anyone running a Conquest 4.5-14 or 6.5-20?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by sakoluvr, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    I want to scope a .257WM for hunting, and I am looking close at a 4.5-14x50 and a 6.5-20x50 with a German #4, and target turret. Primary use is for longish range deer and coyotes (when I see em deer hunting).

    Any comments on these 2 scopes are appreciated. I have also considered the new VX-6 2-12x42 (30mm tube) that Leupold has come out with, but the Zeiss is getting the nod.

    Thanks for any discussion concerning these scopes.
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I have the 4.5-14x44 with hunter knobs (covered short ones) and 4.5-14x50 with target turrets. It's a great scope, and I plan on converting my x44 to target turrets by having Zeiss retrofit them. Currently the x50 is mounted on my 7mm Rem Mag Sendero and it's a great match. The x44 will likely go on my 340 Wby once I have new turrets installed.

    I'd highly recommend either one.
     

  3. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dr. vette. I figured I might as well get the target turret right out of the gate, since I would send the scope in anway. I really think the 20X will be overkill for my needs.
     
  4. ssphoger

    ssphoger Active Member

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    I have both and love em both

    the only thing with the TTurrets is as I was getting thru some thick bursh on a hunt rifle on sling a branch wraped around the knob and spun it and I was not sure which direction, (Hunt over that day till I got to test it.)
    JMHO
     
  5. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    No zero stop? Might have to tape that rascal.
     
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  6. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I've got 2 of the 4.5s at Zeiss right now getting target knobs. Excellent glass. Only bad thing is a bit short on eye relief.
     
  7. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

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    I've got the 4.5-14X44 AO and it is a very good scope but the Swarovski Z3 3-10X42 or 4-12X50 would be alot better choice for a little more$ IMO.
     
  8. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Not if you want to spin turrets.

    The Swaros with the turrets have limited adjustments and no windage - unless you get the new reticle which still is only an educated guess. Great glass, but the scopes do have limitations. Also at $1049 they're about $300 more than a Zeiss demo from CameralandNY. :)
     
  9. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the Swarovski can compare to zeiss tracking either.
     
  10. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 of the 6.5x20 Conquest. 1 is on Browning SS Stalker in 7Mag and the other on a .257 Wthrby Mag Ultra LW. Both have the target turrets. Perfect tracking. Great glass and unequivocal factory support if ever needed. I only had questions no scope issues.

    I should just get rid of everything else and just put these scopes on every rifle I feel that strong about their performance at a reasonably price scope.

    I wish they would come out with more power though like a 8x32 w/fine plex for PD shooting. The older I get the more power I want/need.
     
  11. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    I only wish i could make up my mind between the 4.5 or 6.5!
     
  12. Forrest Ebert

    Forrest Ebert Well-Known Member

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    I have the 4.5-14 on a .338 RUM. love the scope excellent glass but there are some other scope's out there that may be better like the Minox 4-20 great glass and the right magnification needed comes with the target turrets and has 80 moa of elevation and windage adjustments, can't get much better than that for $600.00 .
     
  13. cfut

    cfut Banned

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    I have the 6.5 - 20 Conquest and love it. I never feel like I want to go lower than 6.5x. In fact I did a review on this scope last week you can read it here: WesternOutdoors.com
    I also purchased a similarly priced Leupold that I regret. The Zeiss is a much better scope in my opinion.
     
  14. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    I have the 4.5-14 x 44 and x 50. I just ordered my first 6.5-20 so I can't comment on that.

    between the ones I have I actually prefer the x 44 as it's a lighter scope. Had Zeiss put target turrets on it and they perform flawlessly.

    the only problem I've ever had with the 4 I have is one of them had a dark smudge on one of the internal lenses that could be seen at the lower power levels. Once I passed about 7x it went outside the field of view. I called the service number they checked their inventory and said they would send me a new one the day they received mine. True to their words i receive a brand new scope overnight 5 days from the day I sent mine back with standard delivery.

    Will never buy a different scope again.