Leupold vx3 vs zeiss conquest

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ultra707, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. ultra707

    ultra707 Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a couple questions I was hoping you could help me with. I recently bought the Leupold VX-L 6.5-20x56 riflescope for my 300 ultra that's getting made right now. Everything was going good...I thought I had a great scope and it does look like a great scope but when the scope was shipped to me I found out it had 1/10 moa adjustments which were a little too fine for me. Anyway I was considering selling the VX-L and getting either a Leupold VX-3 6.5-20X50 LRT or the Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50. I really like both scope but im afraid the Conquest will not have enough adjustment to reach 1000 yards. Also how accurate are the 1/4 moa adjustments of each scope? Do you guys think I should just try to find a used mark 4? Thank you for listening!

    ultra707
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 of the 6.5 x 20, one on a 300WM and one on a 6.5-284. Both are in Burris Sig. rings with the plastic inserts. Both rifles, according to ballistic programs, have enough adjustment to make it out to roughly 1200 yds. Now if I could just find someplace to shoot that far.:)

    Keep in mind though that when you get near the top of your scopes adjustment range you don't have a lot of room left for windage adjustment.

    Chris
     
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  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5-20x56VXL that had 1/10moa turrets...had only 6moa per turn and drove me nuts! I sent it to Leupold and had them put M1 turrets and 1/4moa adjustments. Now the only thing I don't like about it is that I can't get the VH reticle changed to the TMR. The conquest might have a little better glass but the Leupold is very bright in low light conditions, and that's a better option for me on a hunting rifle.
    I have a Seekins 20moa base with Seekins rings and only have 4moa left on the bottom with my 100yard zero. I have enough elevation to take my Edge past 1900yards.
     
  4. ultra707

    ultra707 Active Member

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    Thank you Chris and Bravo for responding back. I knew Leupold could change the turrets but I didn't know they could also change the adjustments from 1/10 moa to 1/4 moa which is very good news for me! I really like this scope and now I don't have to sell it and find another! Bravo how much did Leupold charge you to put the m1 turrets and change the adjustments to 1/4 moa?
     
  5. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I just sent 3 scopes off to Leupold to have them install the M1 turrets. Cost was right around $130 each - that is for both turrets. Lead time aprox. 2 weeks.
     
  6. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    +1, I had to pay shipping to Leupold and they paid for the return.
     
  7. head2h2o

    head2h2o Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5-20 Conquest on a 22-250. I think it is a great scope. I have been pleased with mine. I have a 0 cant base on it and it still has about 36 MOA of up travel. For the 300 ultra, you should not have any problem getting to a 1000 yds, especially if you use a canted base. The only qualm I have with the scope is that the adjustment in the turrets is pretty fine. What I mean by this is that there are 18 MOA of adjustment per revolution. That is quite a bit, but if you are looking for more MOA per revolution, then this may be the ticket for you.
     
  8. ultra707

    ultra707 Active Member

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    Thanks everyone for responding...I called Leupold today and will be sending my VX-L in to get the m1 turrets and 1/4 moa adjustments...my scope will almost be a mark 4 now :D
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Ultra707, you'd be surprised the variety of changes you can get done by the different scope manufactures as well as individuals. FYI-I'd purchase the insurance when you ship it.