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Topic: optic for .300winmag
Posted By: rlarge10
Subject: optic for .300winmag
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 01:20
I got a Howa 1500 in .300 winmag from the wife for valentine's day Big Grin Now it needs an optic.  It is the lightweight model and I'd like to keep it that way.  It will be my all around hunting rifle for deer, hogs, elk, etc.  I want an optic that will work well in low light and out to 500+yds.  I like my buddies Zeiss conquest 3-9x and used it to take a deer at 325yds in January.  I'm leaning that direction unless I'm missing out on something else.  I'm not opposed to the z-plex as I've found one for $320, but I found a Rapid Z-600 w/hunting turrets for $470.  Decisions, decisions......



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Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 04:49
 
  Unless your willing to spend a good bit more your not going to do better than that Zeiss.  As far as weight goes,unless it really alters the balance of the rifle to the point of you not liking it's handling characteristics I'd not worry about it.
  By the way,I LUV those Howa's!


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Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 07:00
The Conquest is still one of the finest mid range scopes available. 

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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 07:07
That Z600 Conquest sounds mighty fine. Should do the trick. Big Grin

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Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 09:51
Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

The Conquest is still one of the finest mid range scopes available. 


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take em!


Posted By: Trays 7940
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 09:54
I have that scope on 2 of my hunting rifles... They are awesome scopes. 
Good Luck!


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Posted By: rlarge10
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 10:25
So should I go with the rapid z or the z plex?


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 10:29
i dont know how well the rapid z works in low light, is my only thing.

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Posted By: brodeur272
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 10:32
Check out the Minox ZA-5 scopes.


Posted By: bricat
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 10:50
I would go with the Conquest, I would have to echo Pyro's point that the rapid-z might not help you much in low light conditions, I do know that the Z-plex is a great reticle and has preformed quite admirably for me in these conditions.

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 10:54
when i messed with the 3x9 conquest, i found the zplex to be very good in low light.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: gglass
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 19:55
Conquest with the zplex would be my choice.

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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 21:28
The Rapid Z600 is quite effective in low light.  It is a pretty heavy reticle for a BDC, but it is "floating" in the field of view.

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Posted By: trigger29
Date Posted: March/15/2011 at 21:33
Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

The Rapid Z600 is quite effective in low light.  It is a pretty heavy reticle for a BDC, but it is "floating" in the field of view.
I concur!! I have the Z800, but have shot deer in near dark conditions. The rapid-z's were designed for hunting.

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