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I was considering this scope for my next rifle, but like many believe they are a bit overpriced at $469.    I will probably go with the Zeiss conquest 3-9x40 for $399.  Anyone think the Leupold is worth the extra $70.00 ? 
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As a former member of the "cult of the golden ring" I can honestly say that after switching from a VX3 to a Conquest 3x9x40 I could not be happier. Well, I could but not for the same price! The conquest is crisper, clearer, and brighter. The etched reticle on the conquest is second to none. That baby is ultra- sharp and black as coal! You will not be disappointed!, Bricat
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I have the Leupold 3,5-10x40 and are very happy with it. It is bright, clear and holds it zero.
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can't go wrong either way,,,but my dinero on the Zeiss or find a 4200 Elite for even a little less
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I just recently bought the 4200 elite 3-9x40 and I'm very pleased with it.   In fact I might buy another, but was wanting to go up to the Zeiss or the discussed Leupold.  
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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

As a former member of the "cult of the golden ring" I can honestly say that after switching from a VX3 to a Conquest 3x9x40 I could not be happier. Well, I could but not for the same price! The conquest is crisper, clearer, and brighter. The etched reticle on the conquest is second to none. That baby is ultra- sharp and black as coal! You will not be disappointed!, Bricat


Was gonna post but bricat has said exactly what I was going to say so the quote function is easier. Nothing wrong with the leupold vari or vx lll's they were fine scopes..........but just one look through a conquest changed my perceptions quite a few years ago....I was an early convert before it was even cool yet. I remember posting over on AR and getting ripped and flamed so bad that I quit posting there........now a lot of them same guys are singing conquests praise. Just one look and you will see the light.....and the best darn reticle in the class too.....

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Don't shoot the messenger, but I had both, and preferred the Leupold.  In fact, bought the leupy to replace my Conquest that had broken.  In my humble "grasshopper" opinion the leupy was a little brighter than the zeiss, but then again I did have a bum scope (which they replaced for free, so don't flame me.)  I've heard stories about vexations with the zeiss customer service but I didn't have any problems (other than waiting for it to return).  Worth the extra $?  I don't know, but the Leupy was in my particular case.
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Well, I guess at the very least the Leupy is 2 oz lighter and about an inch shorter, not that this is a big deal to me, but it doesn't hurt either.  I will probably go with the Zeiss for the additional savings.  I think from the responses and other posts that they are so close in comparison that on any given day it would be hard to tell the difference. I think Leupold would be even more competitive if their prices reflected the level of performance in relation to other similar products priced somewhat lower........or maybe I will just flip a coin.
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Set a leupold and a conquest both together on a scope comparator and use your eyes to decide, no need to flip a coin. See which is brighter or clearer......see which has the better reticle for you.......see which has the features you like better. Any larger scope retailer will have a stock with mounts to hold two scopes to compare. You don't have to trust us....trust your eyes!

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conquest is a wonderful scope w/ wonderful eye relief - and #4 reticle choice.
and i have treated mine with NO respect and it has performed flawlessly. the ONLY setup
i have had that i would feel perfectly fine NOT checking the zero from season to season.
 
lots of folks love the leupy's > and there has to be something to that.
 
but i know from years of mistreating them, that the conquests are the real deal.
 
good luck.
 
whichever one fits your eye better (eye relief and eye box) you'll be fine.
 
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treesheperd,

go to a store and compare the two.  I do not recommend this method of comparing scopes, but in this case it will be clear to you which scope is better.  I did this several months ago.  The conquest is hands down a better scope than the leupy. 
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I'm going with the Zeiss w/ the #4 reticle.   Thanks guys for all the replies.  
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Good choice and good shooting.

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ive got a better idea buy a kahles ah off the samplelist and fix the problem for good
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Great advice.  Kahles is easily better than a conquest.  You will be happy with the conquest though....
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Get the Leupold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry
 
 
This scope way out performs the "Zoos Cornfest" Sleepy and the B&C reticle is in my professional, all knowing opinion, simply GREAT!!
 
Lifetime, no jack around warranty...IF you will ever need it, which you probably won't.
 
Leo is All American too.....And THAT, is the name of that tune.
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Way out performs the "Zoos Confest" are you kidding me? So please explain the Leupy has what better image, resolution, brightness, holding zero ??  Every VXIII I've seen is NOT as bright and clear as a Conquest.
As for "all American" do a little research Leupold even states that the glass in their scopes is purchased from various glass companies around the world and the majority of it comes from Japan. 
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Originally posted by Optimus Prime Optimus Prime wrote:

Get the Leupold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry
 
 
This scope way out performs the "Zoos Cornfest" Sleepy and the B&C reticle is in my professional, all knowing opinion, simply GREAT!!
 
Lifetime, no jack around warranty...IF you will ever need it, which you probably won't.
 
Leo is All American too.....And THAT, is the name of that tune.
 
dude you are on crack if you think the vxiii is better than a kahles
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Poor leupy. 
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they did it to themselves, price compared to product offered doesnt match up why pay kahles price for nikon performance? they do have a good cs dept i will give them that
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I'll get a kahles next, i promise.  But what should I put it on? Hmmm.  Sounds like I need another toy...

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yeah i promised i would buy a bushnell 4200 which i have a hard time swallowing, i think its part of the loopie disease i use to have still kicking in side affects at times. i may go with a conquest off the sample list too im not sure
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I find that every scope brand and maker has there champions. Doesn't mean they are wrong, it means we all have different standards and eyes, one scope floats one shooters boat and another floats someone elses. Best way to determine is with a comparison using the same eyes you will hunt and shoot with......if thats not possible then go with what the majority of posters seem to determine. I compared conquests and var x lll's way back and for me there was simply no comparison, conquest simply took one good look. For others it might be a nikon or 4200 or leupold. I would also suggest going to the bulletin board and looking at the SWFA scope rating scale, it compares scopes on more than one basis and provides info from owners, forum members and the companies themselves. See where the scopes you want to compare fall, in this case the leupold vx lll vs the conquest seems to agree with the vein this thread has run. If weight and model/reticle style was of prime importance the leupold would be my choice in this price range comparison........however brightness, resolution, and reticle color/prominence are of much more concern to me so the conquest wins every time. When I go to another brand it can only be upwards so the kahles will be my next step......

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