Leupold VX-3 LR vs Conquest or ??

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

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  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 Well-Known 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.