Thanks for all the advice. I bought it. Now I have a question for sealdoggy, the flip up lens cap for the ocular, does it have any problem since the plastic on the Zeiss is ribbed and not smooth? Doesn't it leak since you can't get a good seal around the outer housing?
thequickad, froggy, and fellow posters, I've taken the plunge too, via Highland Gear (in Quincy, IL) for a Zeiss Conquest.
They *will* sell outside of e-Bay (thank God!) and although their website shows the M.A.P. (minimum advertised price) as $800, indeed the price when you click on 'buy it' is $620.00 plus a few bucks shipping.
I've ordered the mildot version, which they sold me at the same price as above, vs. the Zeiss Z-plex reticle and apparently at least a couple of others.
Froggy/Sealdoggy, these scopes also feature a BDC? Bullet Drop Compensator... How does that work? Apparently you get the BDC with any of the reticles, but I won't know until the thing shows up. I wonder if the UPS people know how much we anticipate the grinding rumble of those brown trucks?