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    Zeiss conquest HD

    Anybody seen these or used one...riflescope rather than bins.

    Feedback good or bad please?
    Last edited by Jager SA; 18-09-2013 at 12:58.

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    No experience of scope but I was looking to buy a new pair of bins last month and was considering the HDs. Spoke to a few specialists about them and the general feed back was don't buy them. Biggest issue they had was that they do not appear to be made in Germany and felt that quality of components and construction was not up to usual Zeiss standard and were predicting problems in a few years. Do not know whether this applies to the scopes too though and I am sure you will hear from guys saying they have them and are delighted with them but I ended up buying Swarovski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    No experience of scope but I was looking to buy a new pair of bins last month and was considering the HDs. Spoke to a few specialists about them and the general feed back was don't buy them. Biggest issue they had was that they do not appear to be made in Germany and felt that quality of components and construction was not up to usual Zeiss standard and were predicting problems in a few years. Do not know whether this applies to the scopes too though and I am sure you will hear from guys saying they have them and are delighted with them but I ended up buying Swarovski.
    I bought a pair of 8x42 HDs and I have to say for the money they are superb, can't see anything wrong with build quality at all.

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    We're the people spoke with not confusing the older conquest range, which were made in the USA as I understand? My conquest hd bins have made in Germany written on them.

    Novice

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    I think SD member Artur was selling top mag Conquest HD5 some time ago here so maybe he used it and could tell us more


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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    No experience of scope but I was looking to buy a new pair of bins last month and was considering the HDs. Spoke to a few specialists about them and the general feed back was don't buy them. Biggest issue they had was that they do not appear to be made in Germany and felt that quality of components and construction was not up to usual Zeiss standard and were predicting problems in a few years. Do not know whether this applies to the scopes too though and I am sure you will hear from guys saying they have them and are delighted with them but I ended up buying Swarovski.
    And the specialist was?

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    I bought a pair last year and can confirm they are made in Germany, the build quality is superb, they are lightweight and the clarity is fantastic for the money. Fieldsports channel tv did a review the other week where they tried to test them to destruction and the survived - see the link below



    In my opinion they are great value for money.

    Cheers

    Stewarty69

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    I have a Conquest 5-25x50 HD scope, I ordered it online from 4scopes.com, who were excellent and the first time ever I even managed to dodge the import duties. They have gone up since I bought mine.

    I like the scope, it replaced an older 6.5-20 Conquest, while I feel that the glass is not quite as sharp as the old one it is definitely a better scope all round, especially the turrets. I got mine with a Rapid Z varmint reticle which I love as I find it really suits my style of shooting. I have done a back to back comparison with my 6-24 Diavari and pretty obviously the glass is not quite as good and you can't have an illuminated reticle but even at last light the difference is not all that considering it is about half the price.

    In conclusion I would say they are still one the best value quality scopes.

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    Not used the conquest but have the Zeiss victory HT in 2.5-1050 illuminated. Must say the scope glass etc is excelent. Think uttings do the best prices. Ifound the similar swaros the same quality on ly the zeiss were better priced.
    I use the swaro binos they are designated HD. wouldnt look through anything else. Best you really get yourself down to a dealer and make comparisons everyones eyes are different.

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    I use a 5-25 zeroed HD5 scope, over all its good for the money I don't think much touches it for quality of glass and turrets at the price point. It's one down side is at full mag between 20 and 25x the eye box becomes very tight/fussy and can be a bit of a pain to get a consistent good site picture quickly. Also the front objective housing overhang is small so without a shade in wet weather (or covers) the front obj soon gets very wet

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