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Help! Leupold VX3i versus Zeiss Conquest

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I'm wanting a different scope for my Ruger .243 for coyotes. I can get a good deal on a sealed VX3i 3.5-10x40 CDS and a used Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. The CDS dial would be great with a starting 100 yard zero but I could also manipulate the zero yardage on the Zeiss to have a decent trajectory out to 200 yards.

I had seen an article awhile back where the new VX3i wasn't as good as it should and I also saw an article ragging on the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 MC, Assembled in USA.  

Don't know if these article writers had a specific agenda to down play these scopes or what but what is the skinny based on those that have actually used them. Thanks.

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The VX3's are good scopes.  They may not be the very best in their price range, but nothing seldom is.  I really like the CDS dials, I have them on a vx5 and vx6 and really enjoy using them.  On my two samples they are very repeatable and accurate.  On the VX3 its a smaller dial so likely not an apples to apples comparison.

Maybe also look at the Meopta 3-9x models.  They are excellent scopes in that price range. 
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