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Just bought a 9.3x62 CZ 550.  I'd be interested in some advice.

1) Looking for a lower range variable for it- 1.5 to 2x on the lower end and 5-7x on the upper end.  The gun will be used for dangerous game including big bears and a 9.3 is not a long range proposition.  I think a low range variable will be most useful.
2) Brightness is important. I have had 2 Leupold 1.5x5 scopes and was not happy with their lack of brightness in dim light.  Caused lost opportunities in late evening situations.
3) Long eye relief is important since I shoot with a long LOP, and with full loads this gun will kick a little.

Has anyone had a chance to check out or use the new lower power variable Zeiss Conquests?  I am very pleased with my Conquest 3x9.
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I haven't tried the Conquests, but you should consider the Burris Signature Safari 1.75-5X32. See Burris vs. Leupold thread below.  It has everything you need.
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Mwyates here is a long time Leupold fan.  When he recommends something other than a Leupold, it's gotta be a good thing.

I certainly second the recommendation of Burris Signature Safari 1.75-5x32.  It is designed expressly for your application.

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In my opinion you must see the european rifle scopes like Zeiss, Schimdt & Bender, Kahles, Svarovsky, Docter, etc.,  and a good and cheaper than the others named Meopta.

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I was thinking the same as Javali if you can afford it I would go with the 30MM Euro

for this set-up. I shot a Zeiss 1.5-6x42 T #54 that was very impresive, as far as Meopta

goes I have heard several reapeatability problems with the Meostar's not holding ZERO.

I would look for a little more info and reviews on Meopta before buying one

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If you are wiling to go up in price a little bit there are several European scopes to consider.  One good choice is IOR 1.1-4x26 which can be purchsed for ~$65-700 I think.  Meopta low range variables are comparably priced, but I prefer the IOR.  One additional benefit is that IOR has a highly visible CQB reticle that is very fast to acquire whether you have the illumination on or not.

Another non-European scope that would work well is Trijicon Accupoint 1.25-4x24.  It has interesting reticle illumination that does not require batteries, and of all scope I've tried, this one has the fastest target acquisition.  I think trijicon upgraded the optics on this one a couple of years ago, so make sure you get a current version.

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Why spend money on a 30mm tube when you won't shoot long ranges?  The Burris SS is good in low light, and the Taper Plex reticle is one of my favorites.  Like Koshkin said, it's designed for your application.  I load the 45-70 hot, 36 foot pounds of recoil energy and 17 fps recoil velocity from a 405gr bullet at 1800 fps.  This is probably a bit more than your 9.3X62 with full loads.  The Burris has never cracked my head.
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Koshkin and Mwyates are right the Burris SS is the best value and will outperform the Leupold.

The Zeiss is a incredible scope when it comes to low light but it is overpriced. I got a little over

my head, I was thinking extreme low light shooting, life on the line, Euro rifle+Euro scope=Cool.

I got caught up in the exitement of the hunt that you described. I was very impressed with the

Zeiss I had mentioned but it is not needed it is only a Luxury.

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Burris Signature Safari 1.75-5X32 is an excellent choice as would Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6x42 w 30mm tube, but it's hard to beat this Burris with a lighted reticle, the 42mm of M Gold will draw the most light and it has 120 MOA adjustment range nice knobs super glass. You should look at them side to side if possible you might call and ask Chris if that would be possible to send you both on a credit card order and look at them without mounting or dammaging them decide and send the other back for credit but clear it with them first and see if they can do that.
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