September 13, 2010, 10:11 PM
Was at the range today trying some handloads in my 22-250 and having trouble with focus on the scope. It is a simmons whitetail classic and I've had it for a few years now. Anyway, I just could not get a clear sight picture and thought it was my eyes. It probably is mainly my eyes since they are getting old. But then a guy shows with a rifle with a zeiss 3.5 x 10 I believe it was and let's me take a look through it. Clear as can be without me having to touch it. I've got to have one.
I have a leupold on my 308 and I got it out when I got back just to see if it was my eyes but it was very clear also. But now I want a zeiss also.
September 14, 2010, 10:38 AM
I've seen Zeiss Conquest 3-9X selling for as low as $350-$400. That's probably one of the best deals going right now.
September 15, 2010, 01:32 PM
It is a simmons whitetail classic and I've had it for a few years now. Anyway, I just could not get a clear sight picture and thought it was my eyes. It probably is mainly my eyes since they are getting old.
Nope, it's the scope. Might be broken actually.
September 16, 2010, 05:42 AM
Get the zeiss. You probably wonít get a better scope, no matter where you search. Save some money for a while, then buy the exact one you need (in specs), and you will not be wondering for the rest of your life if you could see any better.
Zeiss has a specific line of scopes designed for north America, were competition is more intense (not in quality, because you have a lot of junk scopes, but in pricing). That line is called Conquest, has 1 inch tubes and you can get it for half the price of any European Zeiss 30mm scope. Here in Europe we wonít get a zeiss for less than 1.000 euros (1 euro is 1.26 USD). We donít have Conquest model here (we donít use 1 inch tube, anyways).
I have a zeiss too (30mm tube). When it is too dark for me to see, it is definitely too dark for everybody else to see. And I like that, lololol