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You have $400, can either get a new conquest or VX3 off the samplelist. What do you choose and why.

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Conquest. I've looked through one and will be buying a couple at some point. It's that much nicer than what I have. Never looked through a VX3, might be a really nice scope. So far I've yet to be impressed with a Leupold. "except for my binocs"
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Both are very nice scopes and optically comparable.

You could get a custom CDS dial for the Leupy.

The Leupy also has a more bolt-friendly eyepiece.

The Zeiss is a nice overall scope.

I think you would be pleased either way.
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The Zeiss would be my pick

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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Both are very nice scopes and optically comparable.

You could get a custom CDS dial for the Leupy.

The Leupy also has a more bolt-friendly eyepiece.

The Zeiss is a nice overall scope.

I think you would be pleased either way.
Agreed, plus the Leupold is lighter. I pay attention to ounces.
 
I've never owned a Conquest, but I plan to. I have owned several Leupold's and I've liked them all. All the way from the VX-I to the VX-3, good scopes, great warranty and American made. That American made part doesn't matter to some, but it sure as hell does to me.
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Except that they aren't totally "American made."  Only the metal parts and assembly is done in Oregon.  They get their glass from Asia.

In reality, they are only slightly more "American made" than the Conquest, which is also assembled in the US.
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Conquest!

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When will people realize that Leupold aren't "Made in the USA"...........my Minox are 'Assembled in the USA', just like the Leupy's.
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It might depend on how you hunt.  The glass on the Conquest is better and it is a variable however I could be quite happy hunting a Leupold FX3 with long range duplex because the hold over marks will help me to get onto targets at longer distances. I think I could be quite successful with a Super Sniper fixed 6x42 hunting because at a  hundred less than these it has features that neither of them do. In fact if you are bargain shopping the all time best bargain is the 2-7 Vortex Viper with BDC.  Now if the choice is limited to new conquest vs used leupold vx3 in the same power range I would definately go conquest. If one could stand to wait  until mid summer there are some new vortex Viper hunting scopes that are 4-16 that are about a hundred more.  If you stalk game low power and illumination or a really bright scope like the 6x42 FX3 are quite useful.  If you have a solid rest the more power the better but its tough to hand hold high power scopes.
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Splitting hairs here, as both are very nice scopes.  I do think the conquest is the better deal $400 vs $480.
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If price is the same, it's a toss- up. Everyone loves Conquest (myself included,) but the VX-3 glass is very nice.
Both scopes have features in their favor.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Except that they aren't totally "American made."  Only the metal parts and assembly is done in Oregon.  They get their glass from Asia.

In reality, they are only slightly more "American made" than the Conquest, which is also assembled in the US.
IIRC, I've asked this question before and never received a reply, where in America are the Conquest scopes assembled?
 
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Originally posted by Stud Duck Stud Duck wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Except that they aren't totally "American made."  Only the metal parts and assembly is done in Oregon.  They get their glass from Asia.

In reality, they are only slightly more "American made" than the Conquest, which is also assembled in the US.
IIRC, I've asked this question before and never received a reply, where in America are the Conquest scopes assembled?
 
Thanks.
 
I want to say Virginia, but I'm not absolutely sure.  All I know is all the Conquest scopes say "assembled in USA" on them.
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For some reason I want to say New York. Seems like I read that somewhere before.
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ZEISS Customer Service
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Hello this is Kristen with Zeiss Sports optics
 
yes Kristen I wanted to know where your conquest scopes are assembled at in the US.
 
In our factory in New York.
 
Thank you have a good day
 
you too.
 
 
 
 
 
There you have it.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

ZEISS Customer Service

Contact Carl Zeiss Sports Optics – from anywhere, anytime. Whether you have a general question about ZEISS products or specific service needs, we're here to help.

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Ring Ring Ring Ring
 
Press 4 and the pound key
 
Hello this is Kristen with Zeiss Sports optics
 
yes Kristen I wanted to know where your conquest scopes are assembled at in the US.
 
In our factory in New York.
 
Thank you have a good day
 
you too.
 
 
 
 
 
There you have it.


Well, now we have that cleared up.
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Ok, I know why I was thinking VA.  I recently mailed a Zeiss warranty card and remembered the address.  Chester, VA is their customer service location.
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Graham,as long as you are ring,ding,dining,how about where the glass is made & don't say in the IOR factory [:} What city?
 
RD you are correct,I just got back a Victory FL scope from Va.,where they changed my turrets from hunting to target.Only certain reticles changes have to be sent back to Germany!
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Originally posted by Stud Duck Stud Duck wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Except that they aren't totally "American made."  Only the metal parts and assembly is done in Oregon.  They get their glass from Asia.

In reality, they are only slightly more "American made" than the Conquest, which is also assembled in the US.
IIRC, I've asked this question before and never received a reply, where in America are the Conquest scopes assembled?
 
Thanks.
They're just outside Richmond VA.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Graham,as long as you are ring,ding,dining,how about where the glass is made & don't say in the IOR factory [:} What city?
 
RD you are correct,I just got back a Victory FL scope from Va.,where they changed my turrets from hunting to target.Only certain reticles changes have to be sent back to Germany!

Conquest glass is made by Meopta in the Czech Republic, city of Prerov (if memory serves me right).

Just out of curiosity, why would you care which city it is made in?

ILya
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As much as I like Leupolds, I have pretty much switched to Zeiss Conquest scopes.  They are clear and sharp, have long and consistent eye relief, and they survive on my highest recoil rifles (.458 AR, 500 gr projectile @ 2400 fps;  6400 lb-ft of ME and >75 lb-ft of free recoil).

Hard to beat that combination.

Must admit that I use Burris Full Field II scopes on some light recoil rifles.

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