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I am waiting for my Browning X-bolt 300WSM to arrive and am trying to figure out which scope to add to it. I currently own a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x50 on my 7mm-08 and really like it. I want to get a scope with the 56mm objective for my new gun for low light conditions.
I'm debating between the Leupold VX-L 3.5-10x56mm and the Zeiss CONQUEST 3-12x56mm. I like the fact that the Zeiss has the 30mm tube but I also like the low profile of the Leupold. Does anyone have any experience with the scopes I mentioned, or can anyone give me their take on the two? Also, is there a place that I can find objective reviews on either scope? Thanks for your input.


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Zeiss would be my pick. I have mounted on a 7MM Mag and it has held up well......
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Thanks for the reply medic52. My Zeiss has held-up well too. I more so just have the itch to try something different and am trying to nip "buyer's remorse" in the bud before it has a chance to happen. I'm also trying to find out if the Leupold has a 1 piece body like the Zeiss.
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I would choose the zeiss over the leupold for a couple reasons, you already have a conquest so you are aware of them. That said the 56mm objective is kinda extreme and makes you mount the scope very high to achieve any kind of cheekweld. Consider the conquest 3x9x50, its less money very bright and can sit a little lower on the gun.

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if you want to be disapointed buy the leupold, if you want to try something new buy a kahles
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how big is the rifle?  A 56mm objective is a hell of a bell and will really throw off the handling of a lighter gun.

I hunt right to the legal time and can clearly see well with a 44mm obj at 7 or 8X.  If I need more, I bring a different rig.  I tend to rely on binos to get the target and scope to drop the target.  And, though I shoot late, at night (sometimes), in failing light, and in bright light, I don't own a single 56mm or higher. Bigger ain't always better.  Do you really need 9X in darkness?
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