Leupold VX3 LR vs Zeiss Conquest
Leupold: I have one of these exact scopes on another rifle, and have several other Leupold VX-III scopes on others and have been happy with all of them. It has the advantage of the new leupold coatings and a 30mm tube vs the 1" tube of the zeiss.
Zeiss: Excellent reviews on light gathering, but 1" main tube. I have several other scopes in the 30mm tubes from Leupold, Nightforce NXS, and Swarovski. To me the difference at twilight of these scopes vs some of the 1" scopes I have are obvious. So the big question is how important is this with the Zeiss Conquest vs the glass/coating qualities?
Nikon: I normally would not consider a nikon on my list, but the Monarch Gold seems to stand out as a scope with great optics. Disadvantage is that it is only 10x. I know the answer is that you dont need anything more than 10x for almost all hunting scenarios, but at the range and some hunting situations I would rather have the extra 14x magnification on the top end instead of the 2.5x on the low end of the range.
Any other suggestions would be great in the same ballpark and reasonings. Thanks
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This is a thread about low light transmission and a bunch of scopes that were tested in Finland. You can go through it and see what makes sense to you. I and low light hunter did a lot of work to put this together.
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VX111 on there rifles and they looked thru my scope and all said the same that the zeiss was a little brighter and crisper i have not tested the two in low light but this zeiss is one excellent scope and is very good in low light
i can see 15 to 20 min before or after dark with it which is past legal hrs anyway,and it stays zeroed in,now i am not bashing the the lupy because it is a good scope and there customer service is second to none,i have never heard of anyone yet having to return a zeiss for repair so i don't really know about the C/S the best place to pick a zeiss scope up would probaly be from Doug@cameraland
which ever way you go there both a great scope
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