Conquest Rapid Z- Low light hunting

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Losthwy, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Losthwy

    Losthwy Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    Question for those who hunt deer/elk/pronghorn/etc. with a Conquest with a Rapid Z reticle. How has it worked for you at the end of legal light? Hard to see, still useable?
  2. overmax

    overmax Member

    May 23, 2009
    I have 2 3-9x 40's, one with the standard z plex one with the rapid z 600. It appears to me that the rapid z is a little thicker where the hairs cross and at last light is easier to see to me than the z plex, but the z plex seems to draw my eye to the center quicker because of the darker thick section of the crosshairs.
  3. pburton

    pburton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    I have had a couple 3x9x40's as well. The rapid -z cluttered the sight picture in my opinion. I just could not get used to it. I thought the standard zplex worked better in low light situations. The rapid z did OK. If this is what you are going to go with I would suggest the 50mm objective lense. My buddy has this one with the larger objective and it is much better. Just my opinion though.
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    The new version of the RapidZ is much less cluttered. I just looked at it this week at the SHOT show. I did not like the old one at all, and the 2013 version is nice. They are even working on a simpler version for the near future on the "Terra" line of scopes.
  5. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    I you are into 3x9x40 and low light, try the Trijicon, it is a step ahead, I love mine, just awesome in low light or moonlight even.