Thoughts on the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Rockrivr1, Aug 29, 2018.

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  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    I'm looking at a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor that comes with a Zeiss Conquest Hd5 5-25x50 scope. It's the magnification I want, but don't have much experience with the Zeiss Conquest scope line. They seem to have decent reviews, but wondering if people here have them and what their thoughts are.

  2. readyeddy

    readyeddy Member

    May 8, 2012
    I have a Conquest HD5 3-15x42 with the Rapid-Z 800 Ballistic Reticle. I rely on the ballistic reticle, so I don't know if the scope tracks. Eye relief is consistent regardless of the magnification.

    My previous hunting scopes were Nikon Prostaffs and a Leupold VX-1. The Zeiss is much clearer and more comfortable to shoot with fixed eye relief.

    There's also software and an app to calculate the ballistic reticle.

    Overall, the 3-15x42 I have is a good hunting scope, but I have no idea whether the 5-25x50 would be a good precision rifle scope.
  3. Varminterror

    Varminterror Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Zeiss Conquest optics are good to go.
  4. cdb1

    cdb1 Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Justin, TX
  5. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    The only HD5 5-25s I see are second focal plane scopes with reticles that aren't mil or moa based. Not the type of scope I would choose for an RPR I wanted to use for prs type shooting. I've had a 3-9x42 conquest and an HD5 2-10x42 on hunting rifles, and for that purpose they worked well and looked good optically, but I wouldn't put one on my 6.5 RPR, different tools for different purposes. I will say that when the 3-9x42 lost zero, Zeiss took care of me.

    If you could get the package for a good enough price, you might be able to flip the Zeiss and come out ahead, but keep in mind that those scopes are being cleared out for ~$700 new, I'd count on being being able to sell a used one in the $450 - $500.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2018
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