Zeiss Conquest or ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by blacktails, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. blacktails

    blacktails Well-Known Member

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    I'm replacing the Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10 scope on my .25-06 deer rifle, and have just about decided on a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44, probably with the Z-Plex reticle since it unfortunately doesn't come with the Rapid Z 600, just the 800 or 1000 versions. For the money (around $750) that I expect to spend on the Zeiss, are there any other scopes that I should be considering also? Which reticle would be recommended for the Conquest? Would the Rapid Z 800 be overkill for my needs? I hunt woods and open areas, typically shooting out to about 250 yards, but want the higher magnification capability to supplement my Swaro 7x42 binoculars, and to shoot out to 400-500 yards since I'm now using a 1500 ARC range-finder to know exact distances.
     
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    If you go for the Zeiss, get the 4.5-14 x 50 with target turrets. Awesome scopes!!
     

  3. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    We are testing the 4.5-14X44 RAPID Z 1000. It is mounted to a Tikka 308. Fellow shooter and I tested it on a steel rang 100yds to 550yds and it worked very well. The elevation was great, every shoot was a hit and it was quick to make elevation and windage adjustments. I was very, very happy with it and I’m not a big fan of the Zeiss.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  4. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    I have a RapidZ 800 and that would be the best fit for your 25-06. It is just like the RapidZ 600 except for the extra hash marks

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    IOW if you were going to get the RapidZ 600 then there would not be any reason I could think of not to get the RapidZ 800 if that is what comes with the scope you want. Now the RapidZ 1000 is a whole different ball game and is formulated for the 308 caliber only

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    IMO there is no other scope that is comparable to the Conquest in that price range. Once you get over $1,000.00 there would be the Swarovski's and the Kahles MultiZero's.
     
  5. drbobc

    drbobc Well-Known Member

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    There is no doubt that the Zeiss Rapid Z 1000 would look great on my custom 30-378 and I gave it a serious consideration. But I could not justify to myself spending the money when I am fixing up (total restoration of) 2 German 300s and a Howa 240. So I put on a Burris 6.5-20 (50mm) which should enable me to shoot ok. Not a Zeiss though, sigh!

    bob chronister