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Rifle Scope help.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by itgoesboom, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. itgoesboom

    itgoesboom member

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    So I am looking to spend some money on a quality scope.

    The rifle is a Weatherby Vanguard in .30-06, which currently has a Mueller Optics 2-7x32 on it. I haven't even sighted it in yet with it, but I know already that I want something higher quality. I will keep the Mueller as a backup, but I figure I should get a quality scope.

    So, what I am looking at right now is about a $500-$600 price range.

    The three choices right now are:

    - Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest

    - Leupold 2.5-8x36 VXIII

    - Kahles 2-7x36 American

    Those are the options.

    What do you think?

    I.G.B.
     
  2. Beav

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    I just got a Zeiss Conquest scope but I haven't used it at the range yet so I can't really say how good it is. From just looking through it around the house it appears very bright. I don't have any experience with the other scopes though.

    If you do decide on the Conquest take a look at http://www.opticsspot.com/ they have really good prices right now (a special), free shipping, and they include a free optics cleaning kit. I got mine in 3 days.
     
  3. Sunray

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    I'd toss a coin between the Zeiss and the Leupold.
     
  4. cola8d8

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    I have two of the Zeiss Conquest scopes and really like them... I dont really think you can go wrong with any Zeiss optics.
     
  5. only1asterisk

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    I think you will be happy with any of the above.

    David
     
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    Consider IOR, it's a Romanian company that Zeiss set up to make glass for them. The prices are lower and the performance is on par.
    http://www.valdada.com/
     
  7. AStone

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    IGB,

    Good luck with your choice.
    Great choices you got going on.

    If I was in that league for scopes,
    my choice would be somewhere around Leupold & Zeiss,
    given that I've had experience with those two
    (but not your third option...yet),
    even if for different reasons.

    (Zeiss for lab microscope use,
    Leupold for rifle
    {my choice for scoping an upcoming 7mm08}).

    My current scope choice for my planned deer rifle:
    Leupold VX-II in 3X-9X 40mm.

    More coatings than VX-I, built more stoutly for centerfire.

    I can imagine the VX-III is even more so.

    Please keep us posted re your decision.

    Regards,

    Nem
     
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  8. Rambosky

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    For a hunting rifle the Zeiss Conquest is great. Some of the cleariest glass I've seen.
     
  9. itgoesboom

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    Thanks everyone!

    I am starting to lean towards the Leupold, mainly because of their warranty ("Even if you drop it and break it, we will fix it"), and because they are a local company here in Oregon. Should be easy to get service here.

    Not sure if I should go with the Boone and Crocket reticule, duplex or the range estimating duplex. I am thinking of either the B&C or the ranging duplex, since I won't be able to afford a rangefinder.

    I.G.B.
     
  10. Don't Tread On Me

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    I second the IOR quality. It is on par. Thing is, they really aren't that much of a savings. If you want a military style scope, I'd go with them definately. For what this fellow wants/needs...a Leupold/Burris/Nikon/Bushnell would do the trick.


    IOR is built like a tank, and has very nice clicks as well as military style reticles. A sporting/semi-tactical type scope would be better, rather than a full-blown military type optic I think.
     
  11. ID_shooting

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    I have the VXIII 2.5-8 on my m670 30-06, excellent scope! I have zero complaints
     
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