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First time poster, great forum a lot of good information here.
 
I am comparing a few different brands of scopes to put on my new Kimber 300 win mag, but I am really leaning towards the Zeiss Conquest line.  I am most interested in the 3.5X10X44 model, but wanted a little advice.  I purchased the gun for a trip to Africa I have planed for May.  Mostly planes game Kudo, Gemsbok, etc... But I  also do a lot of deer hunting, and sometimes Elk here in the states.  My question is really to get an opinion on a 3X9 vs 3.5X10, is it worth giving up the .5 on the low end to get the extra 1.0 mag on the high end?  I also like the 44 that comes with the 3.5X10 vs the 40 with the 3x9, it seems it would be a little better in lower light situations?  Anyone have any suggestions to what you feel is the best reticles for this style of hunting?  Also, any comments about the Zeiss Conquest line would be much appreciated!!  Thanks in advance for the response.
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The extra .5 would likely be barely noticeable, I think the 3.5-10 would be a good mag range. It's a smart choice, You might also want to look at Kahles as well. Check out the Sample list for some great deals. Best of luck to you. Do you plan on hunting in low light? If so look at the heavier reticles and also the Trijicon line of scopes.
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im going to go away from my normal here picture this i know you all have seen it but
kimber rifles look damn hot with a big fat gold ring scope on them, so i would say get a     vx-III in a 3.5x10
but the zeiss is a better scope fro sure, and i dont see where getting a 3.5x10 is going to help you, really how often do you think you will use the highest power while hunting at home or abroad??
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OK, now time for the first timer question...
I have seen some posts about the 'Sample list', but I do not know what or where that is.
 
Thanks for your advice!
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It is a web site offered by our hosts here at Optics Talk.
They offer factory refurbished, demos and used scopes for sale at attractive prices.
BTW, the 3.5-10x40 VariX-III is a solid choice for an all around scope as is the 3-9 or 3.5-10 Conquest. The Zeiss has better glass.
Maybe our friend from South Africa, 8shots, will be around later. He hunts a lot of plains game and likes his Leupy's.


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im serious guys if i can find a picture of one to post i will, they just seem like they were made for each other
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something like that, any kimber advertisement in any rifle mag i have ever seen had a leupold scope on it just something about that combo that looks right
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Yeah kinda the way my 7400 30-06 wouldn't look right with out the Leupold either. It just seems that they were meant to be.
 
 
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see even the plastic stocked kimbers look good with a leupold on them.

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The last picture is the model that I have, and it does look good.

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i would look good with a stainless steel leupold too! then
http://www.swfa.com/pc-3352-307-leupold-35-10x40-vx-iii-riflescope.aspx just like it shows though this is a matte finish, its suppose to be a silver scope


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Mounted,  but gun never fired, shipped and insured $415.00
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is it for sale, is that what your saying or are you saying "I have one here is what it looks like"?
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

is it for sale, is that what your saying or are you saying "I have one here is what it looks like"?
 
Yes, it is for sale, thought the "shipped and insured" would be pretty clear.  Getting rid of several scopes I do not use. 
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you should put that in the for sale area it might go faster!
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there you go slick clean one owner never been in the field! and cheaper than buying a new one probably any where!

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you should put that in the for sale area it might go faster!
 
I know, but it will probably take me 6 months to get up to 50 posts!  Try not to open my mouth too much, that way I can't be called stupidWink.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

something like that, any kimber advertisement in any rifle mag i have ever seen had a leupold scope on it just something about that combo that looks right
 
A nice Kimber looks good with most any ol' scope on top.
 
 
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i know but that damn gold ring for some reason really sets them off, even though i know plenty of other scopes are way better optically, the leupold "looks" awesome
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