Zeiss Conquest for LR

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Ovando, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Ovando

    Ovando New Member

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    I'm in the process of setting up a 7RUM for long range hunting this season. I originally wanted to use the new Vortex Scope but time is running out and I can't seem to locate one. As an alternate choice I was thinking about the Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 with the z800 reticle. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone using this system.
     
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    talk to scott at liberty optics, im pretty sure hes got the vortex
     

  3. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    The 4-16x50 LR is available many places, including Cameraland NY, one of our sponsors. Excellent scope; I'l be mounting Dad's on his rifle soon. He purchased one at a local dealer 3 weeks ago.

    The x44 will still be a while before it hits the shelves. Dad called Vortex to ask before he bought his.
     
  4. skuna boy

    skuna boy Active Member

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    x44? what's that going to be?
     
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    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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  6. Ovando

    Ovando New Member

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    That's exactly what I thought the 44mm still has not been released for sale. I'd rather stay away from the 50mm objective.
     
  7. tpbscha

    tpbscha Well-Known Member

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    The Zeiss Rapid Z is great for hunting, but the reticle subtension is a little heavy for precision paper shooting. I used my 4.5-14X44 Rapid Z 800 in South Africa on a 338 RUM and it worked great. I just ordered a Viper HS LR 4-16X50 for a different rifle. Anxious to try it out.
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I agree it is a little thicker than I prefer but I have one and I can shoot excellent groups with it it just takes a little getting used to. I wouldnt say it is any heavier than a heavy duplex by leupold though. as far as using the rifle on a 7 rum I think its a great choice. I had mine on a 25-06 till I wore it out then I put it on my 300 RUM and it is perfoming fantastically. I use several different long range scopes and in my opinion inside 800 yards the Rapid Z-800 can not be beat. its just way too easy and handy
     
  9. Plade

    Plade Active Member

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    I use the Zeiss 4x14x44 with a rapid Z800 on a 260AI down here in New Zealand. I find the scope is very good and accurate with the range marks out to 600yds, however the more difficult shots at 800 leave me scratching my head. I have used the Zeiss "optimise power " function with a number of tuning steps but have not yet cracked this one!!

    I guess the moral of the story is to be aware that the Z800 reticule system may not necessarily match all calibers - even with tuning - out at extreme range.
     
  10. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    its too bad ziess doesn't make a 30mm conquest.
     
  11. TG.

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    I have a couple of rapid Z 600 and two Kales with TDS. Personally I prefer the TDS over Rapid Z series. The Z reticle is smaller than TDS and somewhat harder to use or see? Currently have a Swaro Z5 3.5-18 x44 with their christmas tree on a Magnum Research 300WM. This scope is very impressive and easy to use. Much larger tree, similar to TDS. Easier to see bars. If money not issue that is a great scope but a little pricey. I will not buy any more of the Rapid Z scopes; not that they are bad, just in my opinion harder to see/use. I have zero experience with Vortex. Good Luck, TG