Zeiss 3-9x40 anyone used it?


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K.L.O.sako
October 15, 2006, 03:35 AM
has anyone used the zeiss 3-9x40. I dont have a lot of money to through around and want to get the most for my money plus the 4 inch eye relief is needed for what its going on. there on sale now for 399.00 anybody used one

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.41Dave
October 15, 2006, 05:12 AM
I have the 3-9x40 Zeiss Conquest on my deer rifle, a Savage model 11FLC in .308. IMHO, you can't get a better scope without spending almost twice as much. The optical quality is superb, I'm amazed at what I can see through this scope, especially in low light. Buy it, I don't think you will be disappointed.

K.L.O.sako
October 15, 2006, 12:05 PM
thanks dave its kinda hard to lay down 400 bucks on something you've never seen. most shops around dont carry them but can order if you want. hereing an opinion makes it easier. thanks.

Will Fennell
October 17, 2006, 11:09 AM
The Ziess 3x9x40 Conquest is the BEST BUY in quality optic IMHO. I will ALWAYS take another ZIESS over Leupold from now on.......My Conquest has been perfect for 4 hunting seasons. I want another one:)

K.L.O.sako
October 17, 2006, 09:16 PM
thanks will, this kinda talk is reasuring. i've already decided to buy it but its good to have a dicision backed up when unsure

K.L.O.sako
October 17, 2006, 09:30 PM
do you guys think the zeiss can handle recoil pretty well? it will be mounted on a sako 75 SS in 300 RUM. it tends to kick a bit. (the 4 in eye relief of the zeiss was a key factor in choice of scopes) and although its a long range cartrige in the real world i'm not comfortable with shots over 300yds on live game. to many things can go wrong. 9x should be all the power i need. do you guys think the zeiss is up to it. I shot factory & handloads

.41Dave
October 18, 2006, 02:05 AM
The short answer to your question is "Yes".

The long answer is that unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question, regarding the Zeiss or any other scope brand. This is because there are so many variables to the stresses your particular scope will be subjected to. What load are you shooting? does your rifle weigh 7 lbs? 12 lbs? Is the scope precisely and properly mounted, or is there some misalignment? If so, how much? Is your scope subject to rapid temperature changes? How many times will your scope be dropped, knocked or bumped, and how hard? The average variable riflescope has something like 55 parts and 10 to 12 lenses, any of which can fail, even on top of the line $1500+ scopes. They are made by people after all.

All that said, a quality scope like the Zeiss is far less likely to have problems than other scopes. One of the most common scope failures is a broken reticle. The Zeiss reticle is not a bit of wire suspended inside the tube, but is actually etched onto one of the lenses, so this failure cannot happen with the Zeiss. A quality manufacturer (like Zeiss, Leupold, Burris, etc.) that stands behind their warranty is a good indicator that your scope will very likely hold up. Personally, I would not have bought a Zeiss Conquest if I did not have confidence in it's durability.

K.L.O.sako
October 18, 2006, 08:51 PM
thanks dave

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