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I want to buy a new scope for my Ruger 300 Win Mag and I´not sure which scope to get. Leupold VX3 (3.5-10x40 or 4.5-14x40) vs Zeizz Conquest (3-9x40 or 3.5-10x44). Reticle: Duplex or Boone & Crockett? The rifle is used just for hunting (many times in low ligth condition). Advices???? Thanks.

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Have you looked at the 4a reticles for low light conditions?
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zeiss for sure.
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Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40  -  $399, a "no-brainer"
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Both are fine choices.

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Zeiss any day...all day.
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 The Conquest 3.5-10x50 will let in a little more light,but there is a big difference in the cost!
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I also second the 4A reticle
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I have both the Conquest and the VX-3 and I like the Zeiss with 4a reticle overall.
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I would pick the Zeiss Conquest despite the cost difference which may not exist in Europe.
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+ 1 for Zeiss. Fine scopes, you don´t find better (if you don´t buy a Diavari Victory class scope).
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Zeiss definitely.  If you are on a budget then the $400 3x9x40, if you have a little extra change (Obummer hasn't gotten it all yet) then the 3x9x50 with the RapidZ600
 
 
Be advised that the 50 mm objective on the Conquest seems much larger than the 40 mm and you may have to use medium or high rings.  But at only $25.00 more than the 3x9x40 you might want to go that route.
 
Personally I would get a 3x9x40 with the RapidZ 600 and never look back.
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If you need low light ability go with the Zeiss eteched glass 4a. The Leupold B&C is not the best in low light because the markings are so fine it makes them hard to see.
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Originally posted by Rodrigo Rodrigo wrote:

I want to buy a new scope for my Ruger 300 Win Mag and I´not sure which scope to get. Leupold VX3 (3.5-10x40 or 4.5-14x40) vs Zeizz Conquest (3-9x40 or 3.5-10x44). Reticle: Duplex or Boone & Crockett? The rifle is used just for hunting (many times in low ligth condition). Advices???? Thanks.

Their is no comparison. Get the Zeiss. Leupold has been ripping American hunters off for generations. The glass in the Zeiss is much better quality for the same price as you'd pay in the Leupold.
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There's been lot of improvements lately on the VX-3 so I'd say either one (Zeiss or Leupold) would do. If were me I'd probably look at a Conquest with 4a reticle.
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Thanks guys! I will get the Zeizz.
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Good pick
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What about the Meopta 3-9x42 Meopro?? The Conquest is still better?? Thanks.
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 Guess the jury is still out on them because they're so new but the specs sure look good and Meopta does make NICE optics.
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I will say this...the Conquest is a great scope, but I am liking my new Minox Za5 more and more everyday....got to get out and shoot some this past Saturday.......sighted right in and put two shots on 1/2 on top of each other when I had it on a rest..........clear, crisp.

That being said, if between the Leupy and Zeiss, definitely the Zeiss.
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Originally posted by Oldtrader3 Oldtrader3 wrote:

I would pick the Zeiss Conquest despite the cost difference which may not exist in Europe.


Conquest is not sold in Europe ;) Zeiss stars here with Classic Diavari and as far as I know is a better pick than Leupold.


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DT, what was I thinking?  I knew tht they did not sell the Conquest in Europe and I have a V/VM (Victory) and know the difference.
 
I did not go to the range twice a week either until I got old and limited enough by various issues.  Not the I can't as easily hunt, I go to the range which I did not/could not do twice a week when I was still working.


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