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    Posted: February/02/2011 at 22:37
Hey everyone, I'm a newb to the site. Long time lurker.

It seems like there are some very knowledgeable people here, so I thought maybe I could get some advise.

I'm torn between two scopes, the Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 Z-800 or the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 SFP EBR-MOA.


What are your thoughts between these two? Is the Zeiss head and shoulders above the PST?


The scope is going on my Kimber 84m Varmint .204, for PDogs, and Ground squirrels.

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I dont' have the PST but I do have the standard Viper in 4-12 and the conquest in 4.5-14.  Both are good but the Conquest is better glass and easier to get behind. The conquest I have has teh target turrets on it and the clicks for adjustment are "cleaner" and chrisper as well.  This isn't saying the Viper isn't good but just not as good.  Then again the cost difference dictates the Conquest should be better too.

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The PST is very new, there are few that have them in hand.  The Conquest has been around a long time and has a very well established track record as a great scope for many applications.

The PST is much more "tactical" than is the Conquest.

I have used the Conquest (that scope, the 4.5-14x44) with much success, it is a great scope.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Malazan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/03/2011 at 10:21
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I dont' have the PST but I do have the standard Viper in 4-12 and the conquest in 4.5-14.  Both are good but the Conquest is better glass and easier to get behind. The conquest I have has teh target turrets on it and the clicks for adjustment are "cleaner" and chrisper as well.  This isn't saying the Viper isn't good but just not as good.  Then again the cost difference dictates the Conquest should be better too.
 
 
I found the conquest for 746.00, and the PST is 700.00,  so it's only a 46.00 difference
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In my case I was talking about the standard Viper not the pst
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Malazan, welcome to Optics Talk! 
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Well, after searching this site, and reading all there is to read, I've narrowed my scope choice down to the following.


Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 Z-800

Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 SFP EBR-MOA

Minox 3-15x50 XR-BDC


I'm going to go physically look at them tomorrow.


The Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Rapid Z-Varmint is just out of my price range.
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