View Full Version : Opinion on scope choice needed?

November 12, 2009, 07:41 PM
I have my choices nailed down to 3 scopes.

The 2.25x16 Bushnell Elite 6500 with DOA reticle

The Zeiss 4.5x14 Conquest with Rapid Z 800(or 1000)

Leupold VX3 4.5x14 with CDS.

I am leaning towards the Zeiss.....

I am pretty sure the CDS system works much like the Custom GreyBull Precision Leupold optic seen here...

YouTube - GreyBull Precision Long Range Hunting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8MEzra4B1g)

November 12, 2009, 08:08 PM
What rifle, caliber, bullet weight and what will the rifle be used for?

November 12, 2009, 09:04 PM
I am going to pick up a Savage Long Range hunter when it comes out.

Most likely a 7mm Mag or (possibly .300 Win Mag.) Most likely will be using a 168gr Berger or 160gr AB in 7mm.

Will be used for Mulies, Whitetail, Elk, and Moose.

November 15, 2009, 02:37 PM
I personally would prefer the Leupold. Nothing wrong with the Zeiss, it's great glass, I just think for hunting it's too much scope. I purchased one Leupold scope and became hooked, now they're all wearing Leupold glass.