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I have two Kahles CL 3-9x42 scopes that I love, but I have been thinking about selling one and getting a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x44.    What would I gain/lose.   Opinions pleaseBig Smile
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You would be loosing a Kahles and gaining a Zeiss.  Ha Ha. Ok lets just say if you were talking Zeiss Diavairi  I'd say go for it but giving up the Kahles for a Conquest doesnt sound like something I would do.Thumbs Down
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Any other opinions?  
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the Kahles is better glass
I wouldn't make the switch
have/had both Kalhes and Zeiss Conquests  in similiar configs and the Kahles is brighter/sharper
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Originally posted by cletus85 cletus85 wrote:

I have two Kahles CL 3-9x42 scopes that I love, but I have been thinking about selling one and getting a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x44.    What would I gain/lose.   Opinions pleaseBig Smile
 
Other than slightly higher magnification on the high end that truly won't make much difference and a loss of FOV on the low end, absolutely nothing.  The only thing I can see where you'd benefit is if the Conquest failed on you for some reason, you'll get better warranty service from Zeiss than you will Kahles right now, since Kahles doesn't currently have a US service center/distributor, and Zeiss has pretty good C.S.
 
To each his own, but I have a few Kahles and Conquest scopes, and to my eyes, Kahles is better optically, though not by a huge margin.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

You would be loosing a Kahles and gaining a Zeiss.  Ha Ha. Ok lets just say if you were talking Zeiss Diavairi  I'd say go for it but giving up the Kahles for a Conquest doesnt sound like something I would do.Thumbs Down
What he said...
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Keep the Kahles, I have several CLs and they are better than the Zeiss Conquest.  IMHO.  You'd lose money selling the Kahles, but the Zeiss would cost less.  
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I wouldn't switch/trade, the kahles is better.

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Thanks for the opinions and input.    I probably should have included a little more info in the OP, but here it is nowClown
 
Part of the reason for considering selling one of the Kahles CLs is because of the weight/size of that particular scope for the rifle one of them is on.   I think I found a solution though....   I just found a NIB Kahles American and bought it for nice price.    I know it's  a tad behind the CL in optics, but at the price I figured it would beat the ConquestBig Grin
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Sell the Kahles to me then get the conquest. Then you will know the difference, and I will have another Kahles. Big Grin
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Kahles...I have had both.....Kahles is superb!
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