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Hats off to SWFA for this great forum. This is my first post.

My brother and I are looking to get some scopes for a couple of Kleingunther K-15s: a 7mm mag and a 300 Win. mag. We will use these rifles
anywhere from whitetail hunting in Texas to (hopefully) elk and mountain goat hunting in Colorado/Idaho. The longest shot we'll be taking
would be about 400 yards and Texas offers its share of low-light conditions. I consider weight and eye relief as important factors. We're
willing to spend up to $700 per scope and buy from the samplelist to get the best scope for the money.

From browsing around the forums for the last two hours, I have read a lot about the Zeiss Conquest, the 4200, and VX-IIIs among others. I
haven't seen much about the Swarovski American Light Weights. Any information would be helpful.

Thanks,

Gerardo

p.s. I live close to Austin so i may just have to stop by some time.
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Thank you, and welcome to the forum. Hope this is the first of many!

The quality of the Swarovski goes without mention. It is far superior than the mentioned scopes. It would be your best choice for low light condition's. Will also be very light weight with a respectable 3.5" of eye relief.

There is a perfect scope for one of you on the sample list right now. Take a look at #3348. It's a 1" American 4-12X50 plex reticle for right at your limit of $700. You and your brother may have to fight over this scope! When ya'll figure out who gets this scope and start looking for another. You can either look at a few other scopes on the sample list . Or get a Zeiss conquest which would be your next best bet for the price.

3348 Swarovski 4-12x50 American Light Weight Click for Picture One inch tube, matte finish, plex reticle, light weight low light close to long range scope, like new in box, display model

$699.95

 

F.Y.I.... To find a certain product on the sample list faster. Go to www.samplelist.com.  Put your mouse over the heart of the buck at the top left of the web page. Click on it then type the number of the sample list product in the window that pops up.

Your more than welcome to come on by and visit!!!



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Thanks for the advice, but our budget has changed a little. We have decided to shift some of the resources to buy better binoculars and shrink the scope budget.

I have narrowed the choice down between a Kahles American 3-9x42 ($470 on the samplelist), and a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 ($430). Are their big differences between these when it comes to optical quality?I notice that the Kahles has 3.3" of eye relief in comparison to the 4" of the Conquest.

I am also considering the mil-dot/ZRF reticles for the Conquest. I've see a lot of information about mil-dot but very little about ZRF (even on the Zeiss website). How does it work? Is it for rangefinding mostly, or is it kind of like the Kahles TDS where you can compesnate for bullet drop?

Thanks in advance,

Gerardo
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Welcome aboard fellow Texan.

I really like the Swarovski American Lightweight scopes.  Same glass and coatings as the Professional Hunter.  I have a 4-12 TDS that has performed flawlessly on many hunts.

But if your budget has changed then the Kahles and Conquest are not bad second choices .  The Zeiss has a constant eye relief and the Kahles has a little larger objective are a few of the differences.  The ZRF is similar to the TDS but not as easy to use in my opinion.



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