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    Posted: August/24/2010 at 19:08
Thinking of picking up an all around big game hunting scope.  My short list is:

Zeiss conquest 3-9x40
meopta meostar 4-12x40
kahles cl 3-9x42

So what do you think?  Any other suggestions?
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I like those picks!

They seem to go great, better, best.

IMO The Meopta and Kahles are marginally better (optically) than the Conquest, but it is a lot more money for a little more performance.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyro6999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/24/2010 at 20:32
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brav302 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/25/2010 at 07:27
I really want the Kahles, but I want a #4 reticle and the place I've found that has the CLs only has plex.  Thats been my big delimma, since I can get the #4 in the other two.
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Don't see any flies there. All nice choices.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coyote95 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/25/2010 at 10:22
Great choices, if you really want a #4 go with the Meostar in those power ranges imo
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They are all great. No losers there! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben D. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/25/2010 at 12:49
A good choise for a hunting riflescope, with #4 reticle, is Swarovski Z5 serie.
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The same for Swarovski Z3 and of course Z6.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brav302 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/25/2010 at 19:54
I was really thinking under 700 bucs.  Both the Meopta and Kahles are about 650.  I think the Zeiss was 499 if I remember correctly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/25/2010 at 20:25
Originally posted by brav302 brav302 wrote:

I was really thinking under 700 bucs.  Both the Meopta and Kahles are about 650.  I think the Zeiss was 499 if I remember correctly.


Zeiss Conquest has many very good retcile choices including the #4.

Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope

$499.95

http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P5400.aspx

Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope

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Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest Rifle Scope

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Conquest gives you everything you asked for at a very low price.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rancid Coolaid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/26/2010 at 09:41
Meopta is about your budget, they make a nice scope.

If the rifle ain't a hard kicker, consider the Meopta.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brav302 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/26/2010 at 09:44
Is Meopta known to have recoil issues?  I never know what I might move a scope to down the road.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rancid Coolaid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/26/2010 at 11:10
No recoil issues, Meopta has had "eye relief" issues.  I had one about 3 years ago, while mounting, I measured the eye relief at 2.75 inches.  As it was for a 7.5-pound 300WM, it went back and now wears a Diavari.


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+1 on the eye relief issue... backed out of a trade on a Meopta Artemis (i think) because it was too close for comfort; didn't need a new eyebrow.
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I had mine on a 45-70 and got popped a couple times with it.  Put it on a semi auto 7mm and it works okay on that gun.  Supposedly they have corrected that and they are now listing them a 3.5 to 3.75.  But who knows for sure.   Mine is an Artemis 3000

My 45-70 did damage mine as well, zero started shifting all over the place and black paint specs got all over the glass.  The replacement has worked well on my 7mm so far though.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Conquest gives you everything you asked for at a very low price.
 
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The Kahles will have the best glass but at this time repairs will have to be returned to Austria. The glass on the Zeiss is almost as good and service is easy to be had if ever needed. Factor in the price and you should be very satisfied with the Zeiss. Plus be able to buy more ammunition.
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i would go with the conquest its hard to beat for the money
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brav302 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/29/2010 at 18:46
Thanks for all the input now I just have to make a decision.
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