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I've been reading and learning alot on this website for quite some time. After careful research and consideration I've decided on a Ziess conquest for my A-bolt 30-06. I think I want something along the lines of a 3-9x50mm because most of my shots will be less than 300 yds and I want something good at low light. I will be buying one this weekend. But my question is what is the difference between the 3-9x50 conquest ($550) and the 3.5-10x50 conquest ($700) besides the extra $150 bucks. Is the glass different, reticle, or am I missing something besides the extra 1x magnification?
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any thoughts?
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Originally posted by hkv0501 hkv0501 wrote:

any thoughts?
One thought I have is that I don't see the prices you quoted on the SWFA website.  That would imply to me that you are looking at a competitor site.  I could be wrong. 
 
However, there are many reasons for a price differential and power is one of them.  There could be differences in "age", one might be a newer release than another... kind of like last month's gasoline... which would show more price variation.  However, for a complete analysis of pricing differentials, I suggest you contact the fine, experienced and helpful staff of SWFA.  Since this IS their business, they can give you far more details on difference in price between models of the same brand of scope. 
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hkv0501,
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I see that Bear Baisin ask $ 549 for the Conquest 3-9x50, and  $699 for the 3,5-10x50
Both with German #4 reticle.
I do not know what causes the difference in price, but it has to do with mechanical issues, that´s for sertain.
 
My Kimber Montana 84M in 308 Win has the Conquest 3,5-10x50.
A good scope that suit me perfect the way I hunt with this rifle.
 
 
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look at sea wolfs profile boys, he lives in norway, i dont think anybody in the us can sell him anything anyway can they??
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He's real far away........you hafta shout real loud..............   
 
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you can always tell a norwegian, you just cant tell them muchLaugh
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My comment was more for the guy who lives in NC. 
seawolf, if you wouldn't beat yourself over the head with that hammer so much, you remember better...
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I don't think seawolf was encouraging anyone to shop elsewhere but rather just trying to understand the price differential between the two Conquest configurations.
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I think seawolf is a spy from East Germany or Poland or somewhere.......................Shocked
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At least I´m old enough to fit into that East German spy category Wink
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It seems like most of the time when these things happen it's because the person didn't realize that opticstalk.com (rather than, say, forums.swfa.com) is affiliated with SWFA. Yes, everyone should be familiar with the rules, but how often do people sign up for something or install software, etc. and actually read the agreements. Waded through a Microsoft or Google EULA lately?

I suggest that these rules be added and prominently displayed  in the  Forum Rules and Policies page that new users are required to accept before registering (http://www.opticstalk.com/registration_rules.asp?FID=0).
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That is a good idea... but they can still agree without reading.  Happens all the time. 
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Reticles will can make a differnce in price.  FWIW, I have a 3.5x10x44 on a 300 Weatherby Mag & 4.5-14x50 on a 204 Ruger.  Both with Z-Plex.  They're both very clear.   The 3-9 will have a larger FOV than the 3.5-10, depending on the terrain your're in that may be a better trade off than the extra power.
 
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Prices from SWFA show the 3-9x50 matte z-plex at $599.99,  and 3.5-10x44 matte z-plex at $699.99,  why the $100 difference?

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it's complicated!  Just stick with the 3-9's and save a little coin!
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Originally posted by overmax overmax wrote:

Prices from SWFA show the 3-9x50 matte z-plex at $599.99,  and 3.5-10x44 matte z-plex at $699.99,  why the $100 difference?


its simple supply and demand, everybody and there dog makes a 3x9 scope, so they are going to be cheaper than a 2.5x10 or a 3.5x10
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by overmax overmax wrote:

Prices from SWFA show the 3-9x50 matte z-plex at $599.99,  and 3.5-10x44 matte z-plex at $699.99,  why the $100 difference?


its simple supply and demand, everybody and there dog makes a 3x9 scope, so they are going to be cheaper than a 2.5x10 or a 3.5x10


2.5-10 would typically be more expensive since that requires a 4X erector. But you're probably right about it being supply and demand or, looked at another way, volume. They probably make way more 3-9s. It's a tried and true range that consumers are used to and that stores are more willing to carry.
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thats correct sir!
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

I think seawolf is a spy from East Germany or Poland or somewhere.......................Shocked


Yeah, he and Koshkin and that whole unholy pentangle between them, IOR, Putin and the IDF. Not to mention L.O.W, S.P.E.C.T.R.E and those former Leupold reps who defected in a black helicopter to Iran. Smoking Gahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Alright, time to get back to work.
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