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I am looking at a Zeiss 6.5-20 Rapid Z Varmint scope and a Leupold 6.5-20 with varmint reticle.  The Leupold varmint reticle appears to be quite small in looking thru the scope.  The Zeiss Rapid Z looks to be larger.
 
I am a recent/newbie to varmint shooting and am not sure what the effective differences might be?
 
Might anyone with experience be able to offer feedback and or a recommendation?
 
Thanks!
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the reticles on the zeiss are thicker, but this doesn't mean much in that you have chosen the top end of 20x, it would be more of a factor if you were looking at a top end of 14 or especially 10--either one of these is a top pick with me, also assuming here you are getting the target turrets, have both the zeiss and the leo and can't really tell any differences in glass-- although I'm sure this will become a hot topic.  the hvs (human visual system) tends to average things when looking thru a scope over an extended time frame. Kimber 20x leo in 223. with regular hunter turrets.
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Thank you for the feedback and for the photo.  I was wondering if the Leupold Scope you have has an adjustable objective and whether it is a 1" or 30mm tube?  Some folks have suggested I go with the 30mm to provide more range adjustment?
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this is a 30 mm with side AO.  if you go with a compensating reticle, the need for lots of adjustment and target turrets diminishes-- that is one of the main points of having varmit and Rapid Z. It was a smart move on Zeiss part to have the holdover in the reticle because there 1" tubes do not have very much elevation ---  that way they could still use the 1" instead of tooling up for 30 mm.
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ah ha ... got it .... thank you very much for the information ... I do think I will focus on the Zeiss ...

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Ziess is far better in low light sitautions.
 
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