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hey guys, ive narrowed down my choice to these two scopes and the leo is $199.95 vs the zeiss being $349.95 and I don't really know the big difference as to why the zeiss is significantly more expensive. If anyone can offer their thoughts on each and whats the better buy. Thanks for all yalls help.
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varixII or vxII?? either way it doesnt matter the zeiss is better optically than either of those, you will notice better quality glass better low light performance and a cleaner picture in general
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Did you mean the newer VXII or the older Vari-X II??

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Oooops! Didn't see pyro's post.......Embarrased
 
Agreed, the VX 2 or the Vari-X 2 won't out perform the Conquest.
The Leupold VX 3 is a better comparision in that regard.
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thank you for your input, sorry for all the questions im kinda new to the "good Scopes" ive had a simmons my whole life and feel the need to finally upgrade since i got a new rifle
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No need to apologize.
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haha thanks man, ya im just trying to learn a little more before my purchase
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Welcome to the forum!!!..............The VX2 or the Zeiss! Go Zeiss Conquest assuming you wish to spend the money!!.........OR! Consider the 3x9 Elite 4200 for $260 instead....Certainly, a better scope optically than the VX2 and even the VX3 and comes to within a fraction in the brightness category to the Zeiss while remaining just as clear and resolute!!!..........You look through a 4200 and a Zeiss Conquest and if your eyes can justify the extra $90 or $100 bucks, then buy the Zeiss!!   
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YEP!!!.................Better watch out for that 4200 cult too!!!!..............I happen to be in that group!!Big%20Grin
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Conquest is a real good choice, use quite a few and never had a complaint. The reticle and the glass will satisfy.

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thanks guys i appreciate it, just trying to learn a little more. I have been looking at the 4200 as well as the 3200(what is the main dif b/t the two for the money?) Do yall think the 4200 vs the conquest is worth the $100 dif?
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The 4200 is a lot better than the 3200 I've had and used both. Yes I think the $100 diff between the 4200 and conquest is worth the money due to the different occular focus, the etched reticle, the slightly heavier reticle for low light, resistance to flare out,and the slightly better brightness. Does this apply to everyone else?....maybe not, it just makes that much difference to me. Get both in hand and check em out.

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Tough choice between the two ..Focus has some good points, but  on the  other hand the 4200's rainguard really works, and optically they're very close ... tough choice--
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dunagan15, i just went through this same process as you are doing.  I didn't want to go over the $400 mark so I ruled out the kahles, swars, etc.  I can say this, the leupold's did not compare to the Zeiss or 4200's. 
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well thank you for your input, ya ive now ruled out the leo and im looking into the 4200 a lot, as well as the new nikon monarch, and the conquest, its time consuming yet enjoyable and necessary to make the right purchase for me
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I have had the 3-9 Monarch and the 3-9 4200 side by side the last few weeks. The optical difference between the two is not much. The Rainguard I'll have to take a shower with to test. I won't be hunting in the rain up here for a while.
I'm trying to prod my brother into posting his opinion of his 3-9 4200 because he also has the 3-9 Conquest on his night time Volquartsen .22 mag.
BTW, my VarX-III's are supposed to be the optical equivalent of the newer VX-II's. They are very good scopes but the 4200 and Monarch are a little better. Like CT said, the VX-III would be a better comparo.


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well thanks for the input, which do you like better, and the monarch you have, is it the new bdc reticle?
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i also have a monarch and a 4200 but i havent got the 4200 mounted yet to confirm if its better at last light than the monarch but from what other members have told me the 4200 is a little better in last light than the monarch is. rainguard is suppose to be awesome stuff, although ive never had any issue with the monarch in the rain or snow. but its suppose to really help.
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thanks pyro, after much research and input from others I believe ill be purchasing the 4200
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i can tell you right now you wont be disapointed with it!! from the little i have looked through mine in my hands it seems like a nice scope and a lot of members here really like theres for all kinds of hunting under all kinds of conditions. congrats good luck and have fun!! post pictures when you get it set up!
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Originally posted by dunagan15 dunagan15 wrote:

thanks pyro, after much research and input from others I believe ill be purchasing the 4200
 
AH HELL!!!!! There goes another one over to the dark side!!!
 
I tried my best to get him to go with the Nikon Monarch...BUT NOOOOOOOOO....Club 4200 had to come in and blow the deal...Cencored
 
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i hope im not in the 700club i mean the 4200 club!! am i??
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haha well i guess im a new member, but im still open to learning and seeing what other great scopes are out there
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