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FNG, here need to know witch Zeiss scope would Hold up to a M1A.

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Well, I'll pull the trigger first so to speak.

 

Any of them. That said now let ask the Questions that need to be addressed if you want find the right scope for the application. What do you plan to do with this weapon? Drag it in a bag? Will it be a Range Queen? A plinker? What time of the day are you going to shoot mainly? At what ranges do you plan to shoot this fine weapon? All these need to be thought out before you "go a huntin'" for a scope. M1As are Sweet weapons, not a whole lot of kick, If its Kickin' you ain't mounting the thing right. Yes I own one and yes I'm fond of it. Sorry no scope mounted, Its and old M1A ultra match. And yes its a Range Queen. But I've outshot many a marksmen with scoped rigs out to 600 yrds with it. 

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I was thinking along the lines of the Conquest Line. It will have a 24" match barrel, and bedded GI synthetic stock. Smith or sadlak mount. Daytime use out to 1000 yards. rapid sitting, Standing, Prone, and some bench work. Also prone with bipod work.

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Conquest is a great scope, optically speaking.

It does suffer from a lack of "up" though, due to it's 1" tube.

 

You'll need help to get out to 1000 yards, if thats your mission.

Canted rail or base will fix the problem.

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BTW, I was looking at IOR's scope's too and I like them too. But the Zeiss are less expensive.
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Hello,

 

I have a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 Z plex mounted on a Savage 10FP LE2B with close to 400-500 rounds of 308 thru it.  No issues and I'm just using Leupold STD rings and mounts.  Like Cheaptrick stated, it's not got the greatest up travel and this seems to be the case with even their Diavari tactical models in 30mm tubes, so it's not a 1" tube issue solely.

 

This being said, were I to need to reach 1k yds, I'd get a Warne or Ken Farrell 20 MOA base and be fine.

 

Right now, I'm stuck at 100yds, so it's a moot point.  I don't honestly know what you can do for M1A mounts, so maybe 20MOA isn't in the cards?

 

The Zeiss is quite a nice scope and the glass is superb.

 

Take care, Chris

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Originally posted by ChrisGarrett ChrisGarrett wrote:

Like Cheaptrick stated, it's not got the greatest up travel and this seems to be the case with even their Diavari tactical models in 30mm tubes, so it's not a 1" tube issue solely.

 

Good point, Chris.

 

I don't understand all I know about the lack of "up" even in their "tacticool"  models.

 

That M1A is screaming for a Super Sniper, if you ask me.

More than enough elevation to get out to 1000 yards and beyond.

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I find myself doing this all the time but i agree with cheap. I own both a zeiss conquest and a ss 10x42m and if you are wanting to shoot past the 500m mark go with a ss.
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