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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/18/2014 at 20:57
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I need to get a new scope for a rifle that I have had sitting in the safe for a couple of years.  I know that most of the members on this forum are not that impressed with the Zeiss Terra line of scopes, but I am wondering if the fact that they come with a $50 instant rebate till the end of this month makes them anymore impressive?  In other words, if I take SWFA up on their offer to match any price, would a price of $308 for a Terra 3-9x42 Z-plex be a worthwhile deal or would my money be better spent on another brand of scope?  I already have a Conquest 3-9 on another rifle that I have been very impressed with, but since the Conquest line has been discontinued, how much quality will I loose when comparing the new Terra line to the previous Conquest line (i.e Terra 3-9x42 and Conquest 3-9x40)?  Thanks for any comments back.

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I'd suggest that you browse through the Sample List. There may be some better stuff there for comparable prices. Perhaps a Bushnell Elite or Sightron Big Sky. I'd keep looking.
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+1.  As we used to say in the 10th Mountain, "what's a hundred pounds of lightweight sh!t?"  Answer: "a hundred pounds of sh!t!"  Bought my last two scopes from the sample list.  If you're going that 3-9 route, I'd do this one before a Zeiss Terra:

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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Rifle Scope DEMO-B

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DEMO A: Like New In Box
DEMO B: Shows Very Slight Wear From Use
DEMO C: Shows Obvious Signs of Use
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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Rifle Scope DEMO-B

Stock # - SPL20882
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MSRP: $1075.00
Manufacture part#: SS39X42
Reticle: FFP Mil Dot
Tube Diameter: 30mm
Finish: Matte
0.1 MRAD finger adjustable windage and elevation
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Looks like the general consensus is that the Terra line is a piece of crap.  I am trying to figure out why Zeiss would stoop this low and put their name on a product like this.
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