Which Leopold?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mnhntr, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. mnhntr

    mnhntr Well-Known Member

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    I have been debating which scope to put on the new rifle I am ordering. I was trying to decide between a Zeiss Conquest and a Leopold LRT. I know there are better scopes out there but not at the discount I can get one of these at. I am pretty set on the LR/T 10x40, but not sure if I want the M1 or M3. I know the M3 is or was the military standard.

    The rifle it is going on is a Savage Predator in .260 rem with a 24in fluted heavy barrel. And the primary use is long range yote hunting, some deer hunting, and maybe an antelope every other year.

    Please tell me which turrets you prefer and why?
     
  2. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    M1, because I prefer to work in MOA. Going to boil down to personal preference.
     

  3. mnhntr

    mnhntr Well-Known Member

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    Correct me if I am wrong but both are MOA adjustments. The M1 is 1/4 MOA adjustments in both wind and elev, and the M3 is 1 MOA elev and 1/2 MOA wind. What are the advantages and disavantages?
     
  4. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Your right, I was confused with the M5 that is in mills. I pferer the finer adjustments of th 1/4 minute dials. When your trying to hit at 1k, 2.5 inches is a lot easier to deal with than 5" per click. Again, personal preference.
     
  5. ammohouse

    ammohouse Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the exact same boat as you.
    I really would like the Zeiss w/Rapid Z800...I think it would be an awesome hunting setup.
    I just can't make up my mind either.
    So to add on to your post.
    Folks with the Rapid Z800...how do you like it with a 7mmRM??
    I have a naked Sendero that needs some glass this year!!!
     
  6. mnhntr

    mnhntr Well-Known Member

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    I also looked at the Zeiss z800 however the reticle is in the second focal plane which means you have to range your target in max magnification and then you run into the differences in adjustment in differing magnification. I see the straight 10x to be the easiest to use.
     
  7. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    I dont know about the M3 turrets calibration. If they are 1/2 and 1MOA I would rule the m3's out right away. That seems a little goofy to me. I have a 4.5-14 Mark 4 with M1 turrets and I like it alot. the only thing is I wish that they were a little more low profile.
     
  8. mnhntr

    mnhntr Well-Known Member

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    Is your reticle in the first focal plane?
     
  9. ammohouse

    ammohouse Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I was hoping the Zeiss would be perfect for hunting