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 Does any body have any thoughts on a 1.8-5.5 conquest ? I am Considering this scope for a .308 mod 700. After looking at my hunting situations around my hunting area's  it seems that 300 yards is a long and rare shot for me but low light is a constant battle . Deer , hogs and and a occasional varmint are  all that the gun is used for. and from time to time I am in a thickit with less than 30 yards of visability! I was studing a 3-9x50 conquest and couldnt help but notice its resemblense to a ball bat, ( way large for my rifle).  your thoughts gentlemen
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I've been very pleased with every conquest I've bought or looked through.  CS was great also.  I say go for it.
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Should be perfect, unless the occasional varmint is small and far away. For deer in your situation, it should rock.      Head Bang  
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38 mm, you wont notice any markable difference over a 40mm i say go for it too!
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My problem with the 1.8-5.5x Conquest is it's size. I found other scopes in the same power range that were much more compact. On the other hand they didn't have a 38mm objective which may be a plus for the Zeiss in your case. Just my .02. You might look at Leupold's 1.5-5x or the IORs.
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I have the Zeiss Conquest 3-9X40 mounted on my Browning X-Bolt  7MM-08 rifle. My shots are no longer then 150 to 200 yard max. The Conquest is crystal clear and low light is no problem for me wheather it be for early morning or after sunset shots for the whitetail deer here in NC. Great scope. I am still trying to decide what to put on my Browning X-Bolt .308 now. Very strongly considering the Zeiss Conquest fixed 4X or the Conquest 2.5-8X32.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

My problem with the 1.8-5.5x Conquest is it's size. I found other scopes in the same power range that were much more compact. On the other hand they didn't have a 38mm objective which may be a plus for the Zeiss in your case. Just my .02. You might look at Leupold's 1.5-5x or the IORs.
 
I agree totally.  Besides the unusually long length for its power range, I don't understand why Zeiss chose to give the 1.8-5.5X the 38mm objective instead of the 2.5-8X.  Even though neither 32mm or 38mm objectives are large and bulky, I think going with 1.8-5.5X32 and 2.5-8X38 would have been a more logical design choice rather than the reverse.
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Hmmm.......a 38mm objective will provide a 7mm exit pupil at 5.4X.....I wonder if that has something to do with the engineering. 
 
The other scope, the 2.5X8 X 32, would have a 7mm exit pupil at 4.5X....
 
 
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

My problem with the 1.8-5.5x Conquest is it's size. I found other scopes in the same power range that were much more compact. On the other hand they didn't have a 38mm objective which may be a plus for the Zeiss in your case. Just my .02. You might look at Leupold's 1.5-5x or the IORs.
 
I agree totally.  Besides the unusually long length for its power range, I don't understand why Zeiss chose to give the 1.8-5.5X the 38mm objective instead of the 2.5-8X.  Even though neither 32mm or 38mm objectives are large and bulky, I think going with 1.8-5.5X32 and 2.5-8X38 would have been a more logical design choice rather than the reverse.
.................+3...........Great glass! But for its low variable range its size is too big. You`ll have some advantage with the Zeiss in lower light vs the smaller compact scopes from Leupold. But in lower light situations (not dark), the 9.5 oz 1.5-5x20 VX3 is a good choice.  
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Two things to consider. Your age and low light shot distances. The age part has to do with exit pupil and how much your eyes can make use of. As you get older the larger objectives offer less advantage. My low light shots are relatively close but daytime shots can be out there a bit. Because of this I chose the 2.5-8x32. The lower power has enough exit pupil dawn and dusk and I still have 8x magnification the other 90% of the time.
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Well felas this is very helpful, I have traditionally used 3-9 scopes and 5x is the highest that I can remember shooting a head of game other than and occasional varmit. I have shot deer at the 300yd mark and not ever thinking to turn up my scope . I use 8x Binoc's for my spotting work. I do wish though that the 2.5-8 was in a 38mm.
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Oh I am 39 and I have what I consider excellent eye sightBig Grin
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It's not that your eyesight is poor. It's that your eyes steadily decrease in the amount of dilation as you age. At 20 a 7mm exit pupil is great. At 40 maybe not so much so. If your eyes only dilate to 5mm anything above that is wasted money and excess weight. Plus a smaller objective allows for closer line of sight to line of bore mounting. My decision was based on the fact that I don't take low light shots at high magnification. I opted for reduced weight and higher daytime magnification. A quality scope such as the Conquest has lens coatings, etcetera that allow a higher percentage of light transmission which further reduces the need for a large objective.
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Originally posted by porkchop401 porkchop401 wrote:

Oh I am 39 and I have what I consider excellent eye sightBig Grin
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Laugh it up !at least there is a little humor in here Big Smile 
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I had excellent eyes at 39 but at 40 I needed readers and it only gets worse. Now where did my seeing eye dog go?
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