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Hi I currently have a Leopold 3-9X40 and was looking at upgrading.  I prefer a 3.5-10x50 Conquest but am favouring the Trijicon with the Illum triangle.  My only concern it that it is still a 3-9x40 although of a better quality than my Leopold.

In your opinion is their much of a difference between a 9X to a 10X?? and is there much difference between a 40mm objective to a 50mm objective.
 
The indecision is killing me.  It will be going on a 30.06
 
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The difference between 9x and 10x isn't worth talking about.  A deer at 400 yds will appear to be 44 yds at 9x and 40 yds at 10x.  Is that much difference?  What matters is glass quality.  Both the Zeiss and the Trijicon are much better scopes than the Leupy 3x9.  The 50mm will give you better low light performance but you will also get a much heavier and bigger scope.  Since either will be a considerable step up from your current optic get the one you like the best.  Either will be more than adequate for an '06.
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Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

The difference between 9x and 10x isn't worth talking about.  A deer at 400 yds will appear to be 44 yds at 9x and 40 yds at 10x.  Is that much difference?  What matters is glass quality.  Both the Zeiss and the Trijicon are much better scopes than the Leupy 3x9.  The 50mm will give you better low light performance but you will also get a much heavier and bigger scope.  Since either will be a considerable step up from your current optic get the one you like the best.  Either will be more than adequate for an '06.


+1. A good 3-9 X40 is all you will ever need.

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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

The difference between 9x and 10x isn't worth talking about.  A deer at 400 yds will appear to be 44 yds at 9x and 40 yds at 10x.  Is that much difference?  What matters is glass quality.  Both the Zeiss and the Trijicon are much better scopes than the Leupy 3x9.  The 50mm will give you better low light performance but you will also get a much heavier and bigger scope.  Since either will be a considerable step up from your current optic get the one you like the best.  Either will be more than adequate for an '06.


+1. A good 3-9 X40 is all you will ever need.

 
 ESPECIALLY if it's named "CONQUEST".  Bucky
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+2. 3-9x40 Conquest is about as good as it gets before plunking down 4 figures in doe.
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Trijicon also makes a 2.5 to 10x56 which I reallly like.  I dont notice nearly as much difference between 9x and 10x as I do between 2.5x and 3x because the 2.5 gives a much wider field of view. The 56 mm objective is either loved or hated. Granted it wont have the same cheekweld as a 40mm tube and lay close to the barrel but on the positive side 56mm gives you a 5.6mm exit eye pupil at a full 10 power that is a really bright amount of light through the scope in low light situations.  7mm is the max that a young man could use. As you get older your eye pupils wont dialate to 7mm anyway.
The conquest is nice glass for sure but that illuminated reticle quite simply gets you onto game especially moving game quicker.  I recommend the 2.5-10x56 Trijicon Accupoint.
 
I believe if I were buying Zeiss the jump in price from the affordable 3-9 to other models would make me go to the 4.5-14x44 if I were to buy something more expensive than the 3-9.  I tend to hunt from a fixed position with a solid rest so more magnification can allow me to get a better look at a deer to decide if it is the one I want.


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Thank  you for you replies.  The 56mm Trijicon would be a good scope but just too big.   Is there much difference between the glass from a Conquest to that of a trijicon.  I mean can the human eye pick up the differnce.  Or would you say that the difference is insignificant.
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 I'm guessing it would be too close to call.  Eyes vary from individual to individual causing opinions to be all over the place on that comparison.
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The glass in the Trijicon is very good, close to or equal to the Conquest, depending on who is looking.  I prefer smaller objective lenses on my hunting rifles, so for me the 56mm would be too big though it would definitely be brighter.  However, the illuminated reticles (check out the green triangle) in the Trijicon are very good and quick to get on target, and stand out in low light conditions.  For low light hunting during legal hunting hours, the 3-9 would definitely do the job very, very well, while maintaining compactness and lighter weight. 

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