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I'm currently looking for a new scope for my Rugar 7mm. I have currently been hunting with a tasco 3-9x40 for many years on this rifle with many deer to count for. I am on a budget which makes my choices limited. I have narrowed it down to two. Both of these are 30mm main tube with 50mm + objective which I prefer but I'm having a hard time picking one or the other. I will be hunting Whitetails with this rifle both in fields overlooking food plots and in the pines and hardwoods.
#1 Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56
#2 Leupold VX-R 4-12x50
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Both good scopes.  The Zeiss will probably be slightly better optically.  But the illumination on the VX-R will be beneficial to low light and tree line hunting. 

I am not a fan of large objectives because of how much higher you need to mount the scope.  But that is just my opinion.  The lower mag of the Zeiss will be better when you are hunting in the trees.

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Tough call,  if mostly stand hunting I would go with the Conquest.
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I just bought a Conquest 3.5-10x44 to put on my .30-06 Model 70. for me a 10X is plenty of magnification to 300+ yards for deer hunting. The 44mm objective Conquest scope is pretty compact and that matters to me.

I also have a 4-12x50mm Swarovski scope on my .270 Winchester. This is me favorite rifle for mule deer hunting at attitudes and has been my number one for 45 years but I would rather have the 44mm objective and not the 50mm. The Swarovski scope is a wonderful scope though.

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Either will be a definite step up from the Tasco. I too dislike large, bulky scopes on "regular" hunting rifles. My largest is a 42 mm and it works fine. Of the two, I'd lean towards the illuminated Leupy but, in actuality, just flip a coin. They both are good choices. Good luck!
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I don't have one, but I've used the Zeiss.  I really like it.  It's a great quality scope
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