Leupold VX-3 LR vs Conquest or ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cal74, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. cal74

    cal74 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Posted this in another spot, but haven't gotten any input.

    It'll be a few months, but I'm going to be needing some glass for a .257 Weatherby I just bought.

    Wish I could say I had an un-limited budget, but I'd like to keep it under 700.00

    Found a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 LR for right about 600.00, send it in for CDS or M1 turrets and call it good.

    Or one of the Conquests in the demo areas at cameraland. I think (don't know) that I'd like to go with turrets of some sort and the CDS has quite a bit of appeal with the addition of the aluma caps.

    Open to other suggestions also, gun will be used for a low volume varmint gun and antelope.
  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    You need to decide if a little better glass (Zeiss)is more important or the double ammount of adjustments (over 100 for the Leupold).
  3. Gary in MD

    Gary in MD Active Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    My 257 Wby. has a 4.5 x 14 Conquest on it and it's working really well.
    The glass is great...clear and sharp! I also have the Leupold on a 7mmSTW and have no complaints. I don't think that you can go wrong if you choose either one.