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I was wondering what folks think about the ballistic turrets that Swaro offers on the Z3 and Z5.  How do they compare with the Zeiss Target knobs.  They look pretty nifty to me, but I don't have any experience with either.  I'm considering getting my Conquest 4.5-14x50 with hunting turrets re-fitted with the Zeiss target turrets, but if there is overwhelming consent, I might consider moving the Zeiss to my 7mm-08 (or another new gun) and putting a new Z3 on my 300WM in 4-12x50.  Anyone have anything to help me make my decision?  Primary use of this rifle is hunting, not steel or paper. Thanks.

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If  you are looking to hunt it this year I would have started a couple months ago if intending to send the Conquest to upgrade to target knobs.   There are some great buys on Samplelist on Swarovski scopes right now which you might want to take advantage of. This is just a few of them.  Are you aware of the Kenton custom engraved knobs like this speed dial that is marked from 200  yd zero up to about 800 yds?:  http://kentonindustries.com/custom-turrets/ziess
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SPL15965 Swarovski 2-12x50 Z6i Riflescope DEMO-A
Click to view 59338, Matte, Illuminated 4A, 30mm
$2,099.95
SPL16203 Swarovski 3.5-18x44 Z5 Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 59767, Matte, BRX, 1"
$1,229.95
SPL16795 Swarovski 3-18x50 Z6 Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 59611, Matte, Plex, 30mm
$1,919.95
SPL15969 Swarovski 3-18x50 Z6i Riflescope DEMO-A
Click to view 59637, Matte, Illuminated Ballistic Reticle, 30mm
$2,399.95
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Thanks.  Not looking for this year, but for the spring/next hunting season.  I'm content to live with what I have for the time being.  Thanks for the Kenton link.  Would you recommend those over having Zeiss retrofit my Conquest 4.5-14?
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I believe you have to have Zeiss fit the scope with target knobs first then you can swap out the elev. knob for the Kenton knob
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Kenton's site says that they retrofit scopes with hunting knobs, but it costs an extra $80.  Of course, I could be reading that incorrectly.  Thanks.
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