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I just picked up a new s/s Sako A7 .308 at Cabelas for $749.  Now it needs some glass.  I am thinking either the Zeiss Conquest or the Cabelas Euro?  I need some guys who know their stuff to help me out.  Any suggestions?  What bases and rings?
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You really can't go wrong with the 3-9x40 conquest. They have a very proven track record and better than decent glass.  I still believe they are one of the best values available today.
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Agreed.  The Conquest is going to a good bet.
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+2 on the conquest
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Add me to the list of Conquest fans.  My only knock against the 3-9X40 Conquest is it's longer and heavier than I would prefer for a variable scope of its magnification range.  It's a solid, no-nonsense scope with very good optics at a very reasonable price for the quality you get.
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Another Conquest supporter here. It will do the job without breaking the bank. Excellent
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Add another one for the conquest
And, welcome to the OT!
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SPL16818 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
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$649.95
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OK, i just fugured out that Meopta makes the Cabelas Euro scopes.  Since their is no price break, i would much rather have the Meopta brand.  I am stuck between the Conquest and the Meopta 3x9x42.  From what i have found, it is much lighter than the Zeiss.  Is this a big deal???
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Tested a VX2 4-12x40 and fell in love, now just need to get one on order......
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The glass in those other two is much better than the vx2
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I would agree with SVT. the glass on the VX2 is good, but not in the same league as the other 2
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I asked some of the same questions when I bought an A7 a couple of years ago.  Here was the discussion:
 
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