OpticsTalk by SWFA, Inc. Homepage SWFA     SampleList.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Scopes > Rifle Scopes
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - New Zeiss Duralyt Scopes
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Visit the SWFA.com site to check out our current specials.

New Zeiss Duralyt Scopes

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
gulf1263 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: June/15/2011
Location: Alaska
Status: Offline
Points: 212
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gulf1263 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: New Zeiss Duralyt Scopes
    Posted: July/04/2012 at 20:14
Has any one had a chance to compare the new Zeiss Duralyt 1.2x5 and 2x8 illuminated scopes to the Leupold 1.5x5 and 2.5x8 VX3 illuminated scopes or the comparable Minox illuminated scopes?
I have a Zeiss 1.5x6 illuminated that is wonderful optically but very large in size and am wondering if the new Duralyt range is lighter and smaller.
I have been impressed with the new Leupolds VX3 and am wondering if the Duralyt is as good or better?
Do not care about any other brands or power ranges, just those mentioned above.
I have a very light, trim Husquavarna 30/06 that needs a new scope.
Thanks
Art


Good day.
Back to Top
bugsNbows View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar
bowsNbugs

Joined: March/10/2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 9912
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bugsNbows Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2012 at 07:19
Sort of...but not totally. I recently put a Duralyt (not illum. tho) 2-8 on my 7mm-08 Sako Finnlight. I liked the power range and FOV, hence the selection. It's typical Zeiss quality with good glass. I cannot say whether it's any better than a "regular" Conquest as it's not been hunting yet. I will say I like it better than my VX3 2-8 x 36. It is a 30mm tube compared to the 1" Leupy. This fall, I hope to give the Zeiss a good workout. 
If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous
Back to Top
gulf1263 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: June/15/2011
Location: Alaska
Status: Offline
Points: 212
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gulf1263 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2012 at 19:39
Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
It appears that both Leupold and Zeiss are upgrading their best sellers which is really great for us consumers.
A local dealer will be getting in some Duralyt's so I will have a chance to compare them to the VX3's.
A friend has a brand new Leupold VX3 1.5x5 that is a considerable improvement over my mid eighties VX-III 1.5x5.
I looked through a brand new Conquest 3x9 and it was an improvement compared to a friends older (2007) Conquest.
It seems Leupold and Zeiss are making improvements to glass and coatings about every two years now.
It took Leupold way to long to start this upgrade process...hopefully they will keep up now that Zeiss has shown the way (Zeiss is almost always moving ahead).
Thanks
Art
Good day.
Back to Top
JGRaider View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: February/06/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 1517
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JGRaider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2012 at 20:54
IIRC, I don't believe Outdoor Life was all that impressed with the Duralyt.  I believe, in a nutshell, they thought light gathering was terrific, resolution was fair, and it had very limited mounting space on the 30mm tube.   
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.188 seconds.