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I went down to Cabelas today to look over the Zeiss Conquest scopes - comparing the 3-9x40 MC to the 3.5-10x44 MC.  The 3.5-10 looks a 1/2" longer and although the FoV is supposedly greater, it looked smaller at the same powers as the 3-9. 
 
Then I made the mistake of asking to look thru the Swarovski 3.5-10x42 Z3 - holy crap! It's shorter than the 3-9 Conquest which I liked. But looking thru the 3-9 Conquest (which lists a greater FoV), at 6 power compared to the Z3 at 6 power, the Swarovski has definately a larger FoV when looking at the same objects at the store - which I don't understand.  I've been retired for 6 1/2 years but may have to get a job at Walmart to save up some money.
 
I'm trying to decide whether this made my day or ruined it . . . .  
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Big mistake.

Lucky for you, it stopped there.  You could'a really screwed things up for yourself had you looked through a Zeiss Victory Diavari.

Conquest is a good scope, but getting great glass ruins the view through anything else that isn't great glass.
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Both are great scopes and owning a conquest 3-9x40 is nothing to be ashamed of, I think it offers some of the best optics and eye relief at its price point.
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Twenty years ago I went to a gun store in Longview, Texas and had the man show me all the scopes he had in the glass counter........then I asked him to show me that there Swarovski.  HOLY CRAP!!   Shocked  My mouth is still hangin' open.................
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Both are great scopes and owning a conquest 3-9x40 is nothing to be ashamed of, I think it offers some of the best optics and eye relief at its price point.



I couldn't agree more. 
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Big mistake.

Lucky for you, it stopped there.  You could'a really screwed things up for yourself had you looked through a Zeiss Victory Diavari.

Conquest is a good scope, but getting great glass ruins the view through anything else that isn't great glass.
I don't think you're helping this poor feller RC. He's going to need two jobs if he looks at one of those.Bucky
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Please do not interpret my comments as negative toward the Conquest scopes, they are great scopes, I've owned a few.

As with all things, there is a continuum, and Conquest is toward the top of that scale; however, there are optics above it - and they can be noticeably sharper and brighter with better contrast and color fidelity.  That said, to get "noticably" better, you will pay "dramatically" more.

Conquest is a great scope and is doing a great job of dislodging Leupold from its "top dog" spot.  It's no slouch.

But, beware: if you can't afford more than Conquest, do NOT look through Swaro, Victory, S&B, and those with very expensive glass - because there is a difference.
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When I looked through the Zeiss Diavari that I wanted, my wallet ran off and hid. I still haven't found it. Cencored
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/15/2009 at 18:07
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Well looking thru that Swarovski last Sunday really cost me - ordered the AV3-9x36 today. I got it at a discount and it still made me crap!
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The initial pain when ponying up for good optics will be offset by the satisfaction of owning them.
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Originally posted by tpcollins tpcollins wrote:

Well looking thru that Swarovski last Sunday really cost me - ordered the AV3-9x36 today. I got it at a discount and it still made me crap!
 
Woot -- Impulse purchase / lack of willpower FTW!  Happy Holidays  Big Smile
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I bet you won't be sorry! Smile Swarovski is worth every nickel IMO.  I don't have any scopes but have a spotter and some bino's that are first class!
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Swaro makes a great scope.

I am a fan.
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Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

The initial pain when ponying up for good optics will be offset by the satisfaction of owning them.
I do own a few good optics.... When I grow up, I want to own great optics. Most of the scopes I own have influenced friends purchases, A couple have wowed them. (Monarch X and IOR) These are the best I have, and as such they aren't really the greatest, just in the very good category. But if they end up being the best I ever own, that's good too. Maybe one day I'll be able to step up to a Hensoldt, or a S&B, or a Zeiss.. I know the Diavari is certainly a wow factor scope.   Juggle
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Twenty years ago I went to a gun store in Longview, Texas and had the man show me all the scopes he had in the glass counter........then I asked him to show me that there Swarovski.  HOLY CRAP!!   Shocked  My mouth is still hangin' open.................
 
Ed, your mouth is still hanging open 'cause you are old and drool a lot.  Has nothing to do with Swarovski.
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