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Old 02-07-2003, 04:06 PM
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Default Zeiss conquest vs Leupold VX-III

I'm torn between these 2 scopes. I have an old 4X leu. that has been spectacular for about 15 yrs. It's time to replace it with either the 3-9X40 Zeiss or 3.5-10X40 leupold VX-III. No one in Calgary carries the Zeiss so I'd have to order it from Cabelas. I have seen the Leuopld and like it, but have always been told Zeiss is the "Premier" scope to get. Obviously it's alot cheaper than the rest of their line up so something must be lacking in quality. I'm sceptical about buying before trying. Anyone used the new Zeiss Conquests? I would appreciate the comments, thx.
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:56 PM
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Ziess does have better lenses and coatings than the japanese components that leupold uses.I would get a canadian dealer to order one though as cabellas will not ship gun parts,ammo or riflescopes to canada because of our new gun control regulations.
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Old 02-08-2003, 02:13 PM
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never scene the zeiss up close. Here they make excelent scopes but want your first born and cash. The Leo is a very good scope as stands behind there product!


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Old 02-08-2003, 03:49 PM
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Actually the ziess conquest line does not cost more than the leupold vari xiii line.In canada some of the conquests are actually cheaper than the varx iii's.Neither wholesale sports or russells lists the conquest line in their catalogues but I am sure they can get them in for you.
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Old 02-08-2003, 10:09 PM
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I compared the two scopes today; the conquest was clearer. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2003, 01:11 PM
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I just did quite an in depth comparison of the Leupold Vari X lll in 3.5x10x40 VS the Zeiss Conquest 3.5x10x44.Bought one of each and really gave them a head to head comparison.I was a confirmed Leupold man as Stubblejumper will tell you.The Zeiss was brighter at full daylight and also dusk and dawn.The Zeiss had better clarity and defination than the Leupold.The constant eye relief of the Zeiss was better than the changing Leupold eye relief.You could see the power ring and change powers without lifting your head on the Zeiss while it was hidden on the Leupold.The finish on the Zeiss is tougher and appears thicker and less easily scratched than the Leupold.The adjustment on the Zeiss is the Euro style that quick adjusts like binos while the Leupold has a lock ring and takes lowering the scope and much turning and fiddling to adjust.The crosshairs are much easier to see in the Zeiss at low light periods and seemed more distinct.They both offer a lifetime transferable warranty and are both serviced here in the states with quick turnaround.Zeiss has a toll free phone number for service though.The German lenses are superior in the Zeiss.Both have excellant names and resale value and the two scopes are not more than a twenty dollar bill different in price here in the states.I own both Leupold and Zeiss and haven't turned on Leupold but the Zeiss is a little more for the money and I tend to prefer them at this point.I've made all these observations from the stand point of owning both and being able to compare anytime I want in any light conditions.Hope this helps as I'm not married to either scope and try not to be biased in any way.Just an honest comparison from a deer hunter who likes low light preformance.

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Old 02-10-2003, 08:34 AM
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OH NO,NOT AGAIN! I own Leupold scopes but my next Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y scope I buy will be a Zeiss...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 02-11-2003, 12:44 AM
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Russels Sports does not carry the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes. However, Wholesports in Calgary does carrying the Conquest line. They received the first batch just prior to X-mas!

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Old 02-11-2003, 02:27 AM
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i have seen the ziess conqust up front. seems to be better than the VX-II but not even close to the variX-III. the conquest was made to go up against leupold.
i would take the variX-III
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Old 02-11-2003, 04:43 AM
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I have always had the GOLD RING,But after WoodsEye's great comparison in this post I will have a look at the Zeiss.Thanks man!

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