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There has been a lot of talk about the Terra line of scopes. Some good and some not so good. I have hunted with several of the Zeiss conquest series and have never had any problems with any.My least favorite was the 3-12x56, but that was just me.Took the Terra 3-9x42 with the Z Plex reticle for a test hunt the other day.Prior I had mounted it on a 7mm -08 and was boresighted.Off to the range and with tracking like lead on a wire and 3 shots later, she is centered.Some of you guys make be putting these on heavy kickers and there might be problems. I like the little light kicking, near 3000 feet per second Superformance I'm getting. Deer act likethey been hit by a Mack truck.To the Alabama Swamp I go.No deer but find the scope very clear and bright. Edges could have been a bit better polished, no biggie.Reticle is excellent in low light. Very black and bold drawing your eye right to a small center crosshair.I could have easily taken a deer near darkness in the overcast Swamp.So far so good. I feel these scopes are a good value.
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You will get VERY little argument from this group on the virtues of the 7mm-08. I've even taken the liberty to rename it the "7mm Winkle", after our beloved Brother and fellow member Ted Rifledude Winkle. 
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IMO, I think part of the issue with the Terra stuff is the fact that for so many years, Zeiss set the bar so high for their optics, so that expectations were likewise high. Once they introduced a "value priced" line of scopes and binos that are subcontracted out to mfgs in Japan and China, they're being judged far more harshly than if, say, Bushnell had introduced the same scopes because of inevitable comparisons being made to other Zeiss branded lines.


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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

You will get VERY little argument from this group on the virtues of the 7mm-08. I've even taken the liberty to rename it the "7mm Winkle", after our beloved Brother and fellow member Ted Rifledude Winkle. 
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Haha! I'm honored!

I was about to comment on his most excellent choice of chambering, but thought that would've been redundant.
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The 7mm08 is about the perfect cartridge for southern whitetails.  I've been shooting one for going on 17yrs now.  I now shoot a 700 SPS Varmint that has been stripped down and customized to my own specs.  I shoot a 150grn Nosler BT over 45.5grns of H4350 for about 2700fps, groups are tiny and deer die.  Topped it off with a Trijicon Accupoint 5X20X50 with the Amber BAC.  Sitting to the edge of darkness is a norm.

My other 7mm08 is a Sako 75 Hunter topped with a Ziess Conquest 3.5X10X44 plex.  Shooting the same load and getting similar groups.  Can't sit as late with that one though and it's hard to tote that one in the woods I hunt, I cringe when it bangs the stand or gets muddy.  I'm going to have to get over that.
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I too had a Sako M75 S/S .300 Win Mag with that Zeiss Conquest, silver. Z-Plex reticle too. She was heavy. 
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I also have a Sako 75... in 30-06. She's a shooter but, as Mark said, a might heavy. Like a dumbazz, I had a Finlight in 7mm-08 and sold it. Not really sure why. It was a great rifle and caliber.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Like a dumbazz, I had a Finlight in 7mm-08 and sold it.


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