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Hi,
     I am trying to decide between buying the meopta 4x16x44 or the zeiss conquest 6.5x20x50 scopes.
The scope will be going on my savage model 12vlp in 204.
Most of my shooting is done at night with a spotlight after foxes so bright optics is a bonus.
I also do some long range varmint hunting but mainly just the fox shooting at night.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
cheers
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hi. i shoot foxes at night[albany wa] under spotlight with a monarch 5-20-44 set on 20x out to 200 or so, but you can easily see out to 300 clearly enough. with a bipod or window rest, using the higher power is easy with a little practice. i love getting up close and personal.

in answer to your question, i think the general consensus here from what i've read, is that the meostar is an awesomely bright and clear scope for the money, and more so than the conquest.better glass probably trumps more power.i've looked through the 4-16-44 with mildot and comparative to the nikoplex on my scope i think you'll find that the z plexII[meostar] will show up better especially at longer range under spotty, unless you have one of those power of the sun spotties.

if you have the access an ior 4-14-50 hunting scope with 4a reticle would be in the same price range and offer possibly better reticle and possibly better glass than those mentioned thus far.

at the end of the day though i don't think the conquest would be a bad choice either. after going from a 12x under spotty to 20x i'll never go back. my monarch is bright and clear enough and the conquest is probably one notch up from that. mirage at night doesn't come into the equation. neither does field of view with a rest or bipod. foxes are a stationary target.hope this helps. i've probably just added to the confusion!



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The 6.5x20 seems to have more service issues than other parts of the zeiss line.  That's a lot of glass at night. More so when you think about a small nible and smart animal like a fox...  Think field of view rather than magnification.
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again about the field of view issue. not a drama. under spotlight the fox will almost always remain stationary long enough to acquire target and take the shot. yes even at 20 power. it does mean that you need to spend a bit of time with your scope to get used to it, but after that its simply a matter of eyeing the target, pointing the scope in the general direction and homing in. doesn't usually take more than a couple of seconds.
on the other hand 16x with better glass and a good reticle may be just the ticket!
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Thankyou for the feedback.
I just sold a meopta meostar3x12x56 that I used for 2 yrs on my 204 .
Optics were very bright but when it came to daytime varminting the reticle when wound up to 12x would cover most of a small target at 300 mtrs.
I will checkout the ior scope you mentioned rooshooter.
I was hoping someone on the forum might own one of these scopes and know what they were like.
My problem is we are several hours form a gunshop where I can go to have a look at these scopes to compare them.
Anyone living in rural australia would understand this.
cheers
 
 
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Time to make my usual plug for a Zeiss with the Rapid-Z varminter reticle. Should be bright enough for fox hunting, yet a thin enough reticle for long range varmints. An even better pick might be the 4.5-14x50 with Rapid-Z 800, as it has a thicker main crosshair like a duplex, for the fox, but the longer range markings are still thin enough for varmints. Just my .02
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