Zeiss or Leupold

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by lefty15, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    Which one would you guys buy? Which one would have clearer optics?

    Leupold vx-111 4.5 x 14 x 50mm

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    Zeiss conquest 4.5 x 14 x 50mm
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    When I had to make that choice 4 years ago I went with the Zeiss, still have no regrets.

    That said not everybodys eyes are the same, I looked through the 6.5x20 VX3 and 6.5x20 Conquest side by side and the Zeiss was clearer to me by a noticable amount, others don't notice any difference, and still others prefer the Leupy.

    Best thing you can do is look through both and let your eyes decide.

    Chris
     

  3. 11B2CV

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    Have multiple of each (more Leupolds, MK4's, V3's), but the Conquests are defintely clearer and sharper IMO.
     
  4. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    Mine will soon be Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Buddy bought one and I like his so Im gonna get one. theopticzone.com $589
     
  5. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else have some advise for me??
     
  6. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I've had both. Was a Leupy man, went to Zeiss. Now I'm back to the Leupies!! I'd go w/the Leupy if it were me. Just personal preference. Can't really give you a good reason other than unsurpassed customer service and the 30mm tube.
     
  7. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    What are you gonna be using it for ? And at what ranges ?
     
  8. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to be using this scope for Moose, Elk, Whitetail &amp; Mule deer. The ranges that I shoot at are 100-500yards. I hunt open country as well a forest.
     
  9. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    I am a professional guide here in Wyoming. I think either one will work good for you.. I would suggest to take them both out side by side in same conditions and see which one your eye likes.

    I see a lot of guys going with Zeiss anymore. I would say 3-12 or 4-12 x 50 would be best choice. You don't want to big of power for timber hunting elk, whitetail and moose.

    I have to many hunters show up with 8- whatever scopes and they don't work except in the open at greater distances.

    I like the Zeiss conquest 4.5-15x50 myself. It has a greater MOA adjustment than leupold. IMHO.

    Good luck
     
  10. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I like the Zeiss conquest 4.5-15x50 myself. It has a greater MOA adjustment than leupold.

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    Not if you go w/the LR 30mm tubed Leupy.
     
  11. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    True BB, but your stepping up the $$ too.