Location: San Diego
I have a benchrest gun I've converted over to varmint duty...primarily squirrels at 400 yards and under. It has 1-hole accuracy all day long and deserves a quality scope, but my self-inflicted budget is sub $900. Seems to me the Zeiss conquest and Sightorn SIII fit what I'm looking for best. But I' haven't been able to look through or "feel" either. I have a feeling I can't go wrong with either.
For me, remaining sighted after rough car rides and elevation adjustments is key, and of course optics quality is always important. Easy and comfortable magnification adjustment is huge for me, as I typically locate targets on 6X and then zoom all the way in for the shot.http://swfa.com/Zeiss-65-20x50-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P2095.aspx
Sounds like most people give the Conquest a slight edge in optics quaility. But, I like the greater magnification range offered by the SIII, but it's $75 more expensive and I'd have to get new BAT 30MM rings.http://swfa.com/Sightron-6-24x50-SIII-30mm-Riflescope-P9151.aspx
Thanks in advance for any feedback!