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Big%20SmileHOW WOULD YOU RATE THE MOST DURABILITY,FAIL  SAFE  ACCURACY,SHOT AFTER SHOT RIFLESCOPE  MANUFACTOR S  UNDER  $600.00  .  Big%20Smile
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Leupold first.
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zeiss and burris should be in there along with sightron i suppose leupold is in there as well with their vxIII
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My personal collection of scopes Under $600.00, Sightron SII,Bushnell Elite 4200,Leupold VXIII,Redfield Illuminator,Tasco Titan,Weaver Grand Slam,Nikon Monarch,Bushnell Legend,Nikon Buckmaster,Simmons AETEC,Nikon Pro Staff,The Sightron SII is great scope has the best finish of all the scopes and never lost zero.  
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LOTS of rounds fired this year out of my 45-70 and my 350 Remington mag. - Both wear Zeiss Conquests and both Conquests have held up wonderfully.
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How can I forget My Zeiss Conquest the only bad thing is the plastic turret covers place it as 3rd on my list after my Bushnell Elite 4200.I also forgot to put the Bushnell 3200 as my 4th place scope very reliable just not as clear and bright but has been on plenty of hunting trips and survived.

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Why are the plastic turret covers a "bad thing?" 
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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

Why are the plastic turret covers a "bad thing?" 


The top Zeiss and Swaro supposedly have plastic turrets as well so I guess it really doesn't matter.
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i would place the zeiss over the 4200, the only down side to the zeiss is the cost, since they formed an agreement with bushnell to use rainguard now you are closer to comparing apples to apples, in a heads up comp (money aside) the conquest is better, eye relief is better reticle choices are better glass quality at or around dark goes to the conquest also.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Leupold first.


I gotta admit, so far, I think your right. I only have a couple years of hard hunting experience on my Euro models but decades on my Leupolds and the Leupolds have held up quite well. I hope the Euro scopes have the same durable track record, so far so good.


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Since I don't handload and use factory ammo - I pretty much re-zero my rifles every year.  With that said, I've never had any issues with any of my scopes!  I've owned one Tasco and a couple of Simmons .22 Mag scopes and I would call these my "cheap" scopes and never had any issues with these either.  All the other scopes I've owned started at $200 and went up!
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Me, too.  I've got Weavers and Redfields that are over thirty years old and they work just fine......Shocked
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Originally posted by countryboy countryboy wrote:

Big%20SmileHOW WOULD YOU RATE THE MOST DURABILITY,FAIL  SAFE  ACCURACY,SHOT AFTER SHOT RIFLESCOPE  MANUFACTOR S  UNDER  $600.00  .  Big%20Smile
.........................This is a tough one!....But, I can only go with scopes that I have personal and very reliable experience with. In no particular order of durability; Leupold VX3, Elite 4200 and the Nikon Monarch. 
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My own experience with Leupold scopes regarding their durability was pretty positive until I started traveling with them via airline. Almost every time I arrived in camp, my rifles needed to be re zeroed. The zero shift would be anywhere from 1" to 3 1/2" inches off. I'm sure that this was due to the way my rifle cases where being treated, but the fact remains the same. In fairness, I never experienced this from handling in the field, but I can tell you that after spending the time and money on travel hunts, it didn't leave me with a good feeling knowing something could be damaged inside one of these scopes. The scopes in question were VX3 2.5-8 and VX3 4.5-14x40's. Back in 95 I switched over to the Bausch & Lomb 4000 series and for whatever reason these problems ceased to exist. All my rifles (travel rifles) now wear B&L 4000 and Bushnell 4200's. These scopes, IMO, are less susceptible to hard knocks than the Leupold's they replaced. On top of that, they track better and have better optics to boot.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i would place the zeiss over the 4200, the only down side to the zeiss is the cost, since they formed an agreement with bushnell to use rainguard now you are closer to comparing apples to apples, in a heads up comp (money aside) the conquest is better, eye relief is better reticle choices are better glass quality at or around dark goes to the conquest also.


How would one know if the Zeiss has the rainguard coating or is a prerainguard Zeiss scope?
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you mean if you don't have the box or paperwork?
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Wait.  Are some of the Zeiss' available with rainguard on the market already?  I thought they just announced it last week.  I haven't seen any Zeiss products advertised as having rainguard yet. 

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Leupold, Zeiss Conquest, Monarch and Primos Nikons...I've had good luck with those.  I'm sure Bushnell Elites and Sightrons would be fine also.  You're almost up to Swaro money (on the sample list) with $600...by the way.
 
Everyone makes a lemon!  And you never know when your glass will sh*t out on you.   I carry a back-up scope if I hunt away from home.  Just a little side note.
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If Zeiss doesn't have the rainguard on their scopes yet (and I don't believe they do), does anybody have any insight on when they might be available?  I was wanting to purchase a Zeiss Conquest in the near future, but will be willing to hold off on a purchase if the rainguard feature will be available soon.  Also, does anyone think that it will add much to the overall price? 
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im not sure when the zeiss scopes will start hitting the market with rainguard, i would guess early next year if i were a betting man.
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

you mean if you don't have the box or paperwork?


I was looking at a Zeiss conquest 3-9 and the salesman was telling me they now have rainguard. I did not see it on the box and just did not feel like being rude.
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Will the whole Zeiss line have rainguard or will it be on certain scopes.
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I believe according to a post Chris done a while back that Zeiss has bought rights to use bushnells rainguard.  I would bet they will give it a different name though
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I have a Bushnell Banner on a 300 mag, and it's held up wonderfully for the last 14+/- years. The Simmons AETEC lasted two seasons on that rifle, and it cost me a huge 8 pointer, and I do mean he was HUGE.......I was hunting next to a private trophy club where clients and such pay big money to hunt big deer. That's a different story for another thread though.
I have had very good luck with Leupolds, Elites, and so far Nikons.
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