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I own a Sightron S2 3-9x40 BS and a Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest and find that both scopes are  very close in optical performance.Both scopes have been very good values so now heres the question to all the forum members which scope is better over all. 
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curious to know also
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That's a hard question as the terms "better" or "best" mean different things to different people. I've had both and, as you stated, they both were fine. I do like the hydrophobic coating on the BS...very helpful in foul weather. I like the Zeiss reticles better. Some folks with high gloss bluing on rifles want gloss scopes to match. The Sightron offers such where-as the Zeiss does not. Guess it depends on the individual situation.
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I give the nod to the Zeiss, because I'm also a fan of the reticles, and how amazingly black they ALWAYS are.......... But I wish they would add a hydrophobic coating on them. Especially now with a  price increase.
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I've owned Big Sky and Conquest.
In side- side comparisons, the Big Sky had a slightly better low- light resolution than the Conquest and it came with a free lens hood, which was really nice and also had metal turrets, unlike Conquest.
The only thing I didn't like about the Big Sky was that it had a more critical eyebox, where the image would suddenly go black when moving my eye off axis, especially at higher powers.
I would have kept the Big Sky, but it's magnification range wasn't what I needed at the time.

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I have had Sightron SII and Big Sky and sold both due to VERY CRITICAL eye position problems. The Optics are very good however but the blinking out of the image was a definate negative to me.
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so the Big Sky is equal optically to the Conquest ? I had a Prior Big Sky was crystal clear
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Sightron may be good but it is NOT as good as the Conquest.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Sightron may be good but it is NOT as good as the Conquest.
I still think the Big Sky and Conquest are excellent scopes. If I had to choose one it would be the Big Sky.
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