I have been looking at a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20 X 50 with the #43 mildot reticle to put on my recently purchased varmint gun (Rem. Model 700 VS SF II in a .204). I am new to this long range stuff and wanting to learn with this smaller caliber, it is much cheaper to practice with. I am interested in the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes, what are some of your thoughts on these compared to the VXIII and the Nikon Monarch X or the Bushnell 4200? I think that I can find the Zeiss for ~ $700. Any good or bad experiences with these? Any other recomendations for approx. the same cost? Thanks for any input.