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Old 08-19-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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I intend to use it for target shooting only and the range I goto only goes up to 100yds. The scope I've been eyeballing is the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 (i've found it for $399), due to it's "shockproof" design. I've already gone through three scopes, two Leapers and one Nikon Pro-Staff 3-9x40. I've been told to go with a Nikon Monarch and I've also been guided towards the Millet TRS-1 and Nightforce. I'm not looking to go overboard and spend an arm and a leg plus my first born. Anybody have any feedback on the Zeiss?? Good or bad, doesn't matter to me, I'm just looking for honest opinions and hopefully first hand experience.

Like I said it's only for target shooting up to 100yds, it's a .308 Remington 700 VTR (no iron sights, just taps), not looking to break the bank money wise, i'm still saving for a wedding, and i'd like a variable power scope.

Thanks for any and all help and information on the scope.

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Zeiss, Burris, Redfield or Leupold are all good products at their price points. The only one I don't own is a Zeiss.

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I intend to use it for target shooting only and the range I goto only goes up to 100yds. The scope I've been eyeballing is the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 (i've found it for $399), due to it's "shockproof" design. I've already gone through three scopes, two Leapers and one Nikon Pro-Staff 3-9x40. I've been told to go with a Nikon Monarch and I've also been guided towards the Millet TRS-1 and Nightforce. I'm not looking to go overboard and spend an arm and a leg plus my first born. Anybody have any feedback on the Zeiss?? Good or bad, doesn't matter to me, I'm just looking for honest opinions and hopefully first hand experience.

Like I said it's only for target shooting up to 100yds, it's a .308 Remington 700 VTR (no iron sights, just taps), not looking to break the bank money wise, i'm still saving for a wedding, and i'd like a variable power scope.

Thanks for any and all help and information on the scope.
If you broke your Nikon I can tell you that is unusual and by the way they come with a lifetime warantee. Send it to Nikon and they will make it right. A .308 does not have the recoil to be destrying good scopes. The Zeiss is a good scope for hunting and it will do for target work but if you are really only wanting to punch targets then a scope with a slightly higher magnification and a thin reticle will allow you to do more precisse shooting. I would look at something in the 14x for top power and a thin varmint or target dot (1/4 moa) reticle in the Nikon Monarch, Leupold VxII or III, Bushnell Elite, Millet and Sightron amongst others.
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I intend to use it for target shooting only and the range I goto only goes up to 100yds. The scope I've been eyeballing is the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 (i've found it for $399), due to it's "shockproof" design. I've already gone through three scopes, two Leapers and one Nikon Pro-Staff 3-9x40. I've been told to go with a Nikon Monarch and I've also been guided towards the Millet TRS-1 and Nightforce. I'm not looking to go overboard and spend an arm and a leg plus my first born. Anybody have any feedback on the Zeiss?? Good or bad, doesn't matter to me, I'm just looking for honest opinions and hopefully first hand experience.

Like I said it's only for target shooting up to 100yds, it's a .308 Remington 700 VTR (no iron sights, just taps), not looking to break the bank money wise, i'm still saving for a wedding, and i'd like a variable power scope.

Thanks for any and all help and information on the scope.
Nightforce is WAY over the range of the other brands you mentioned. You're talking about probably at least $1500 for entry level Nightforce.
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Check out the 4x-16x Nikon Monarch for your rifle and send the Prostaff back to the factory. This is the 1st time I've heard about a Nikon breaking with such a mild kicking rifle. It's rare, very rare.

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Also check Weaver Grand Slam.

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Whatever you're thinking of buying, be sure to buy it BEFORE your wedding. It gets a lot harder afterward.

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I knew that Nikon had the lifetime warranty but when I called them to have something done about it they just offered to pay back the money, didn't even mention replacing the scope for me. I thought it was odd that a Nikon broke also, but it just wouldn't focus anymore no matter the distance a clear picture wouldn't come through.

Thanks everyone for the feedback about the scopes, I have this thread bookmarked so I can come back and compare brands, quality and prices most importantly. When the time comes and I'm able to afford a new scope I'll take new pics and give some feedback on thoughts on the scope.

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I wouldn't hesitate to tell you to get another Nikon over Millet or Leapers. NF is great but way overkill (and $$$) for 100 yd shooting

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I thought it was odd that a Nikon broke also, but it just wouldn't focus anymore no matter the distance a clear picture wouldn't come through.
What do you mean by "won't focus anymore"? That scope has no "focus" except the eyepiece and that is simply to sharpen the reticle image, once that is set you don't need to mess with it and it won't (shouldn't) change the image clarity. If you had to use the zoom to get a clear picture that scope was bad from the start.
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I wouldn't hesitate to tell you to get another Nikon over Millet or Leapers. NF is great but way overkill (and $$$) for 100 yd shooting


What do you mean by "won't focus anymore"? That scope has no "focus" except the eyepiece and that is simply to sharpen the reticle image, once that is set you don't need to mess with it and it won't (shouldn't) change the image clarity. If you had to use the zoom to get a clear picture that scope was bad from the start.
Not exactly true. Many scopes have a focus adjustment feature such as side focus or objective focus to help with parallax.
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