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is the #20 reticle in this scope as thick as the one in the 3-9x40 ? ive seen a few lately at decent prices but have only looked thro the 3-9.
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Currently own a Z-con 3x-9x-40 and several 3.5X-10X-50 Z-cons, both with plex reticles. While the thickness of the wide bars in the 50 appears (at least to me in a side-by-side comparison) to be slightly greater than those of the 40, you may want to go to Zeiss' web site to check exact dimensions (carlzeissoptics.com).The reticles of both are configured differently in that the wide bars of the 40 are much closer to the crosshair intersection than are the wide bars of the 50.
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thanks outrider. any problems in lowlight with seeing the thin part? good overall lowlight performance?
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If memory serves me.... the 3-9X40 has a thicker reticle than most other Zeiss scopes... but that was a few years ago.  I can tell you the 3-9x40 is an excellent low light reticle!
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In my most recent side-by-side, low light comparison of 7 different scopes (2 weeks ago and all set at 6X power), the 3.5X-10X-50 Z-con plex outperformed by several minutes the 3X-9X-40 Z-con plex, in terms of placing the crosshair on a target and seeing it well enough to make a good shot at some 75 yards. That said though, the 3.5X-10X-44 Z-con with #4 reticle moved ahead of the 50 plex by several minutes. While I could still see the target itself a little clearer with the 50 than the 44, the thin sections of the 50's crosshair had faded several minutes before. Also tested were a 36MM VX-III, which faded first followed by a 42MM Nikon Monarch, which lagged several minutes behind the 40 Z-con. The top of the heap by far was a 3X-12X-56 Meostar with illuminated #4 reticle. Of course this is how it all played out to my eyes. Others might see things differently. The results of the  latest test mirrored, for the most part, other low light tests I have run during the last several years. It finally convinced me to have two of my 50 Z-con plexes converted to #4 reticles. Too late however. A call to Zeiss 5 days ago revealed that Zeiss stopped all conversion of Z-con reticles two weeks ago.








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i own that same meopta and agree its my favorite scope ive ever owned. id like to buy another but sort of considered the conquest to save a little money. think ill pass on the conquest and probably end up with another meopta. theyre coming out with a 2-12x50 R2 sometime this year
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