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what a great picture!! beautiful animal, and a beautiful rifle!Excellent
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I concur with Seawolf, the Duralyts did have a bad time when introduced in Sweden also, the lack of clarity from edge to edge was/is the main problem as discussed at swedish hunting fora. I have looked through 2 of the 3-12x50 and it was the same clarity problem.
 
One question:
Why the "Zeiss Conquest Duralyt" name when there´s already an existing "Zeiss Duralyt" ?
Is there a difference between the two Duralyts ?
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/04/2012 at 12:23
Zeiss Duralyt up to now has not been available in the US.

Here, Conquest is the mid-range line from Zeiss, so they are adding Duralyt scopes to it.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Zeiss Duralyt up to now has not been available in the US.

Here, Conquest is the mid-range line from Zeiss, so they are adding Duralyt scopes to it.

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For us "outsiders" (up to now) Zeiss Conquest has (bar one scope) meant:
 
Assembled in USA
1/4 clicks
1" tube (3-12x50 MC is 30 mm)
reasonable prized for what you get
 
Zeiss Conquest Duralyt is:
 
Assembled in Germany
10 mm clicks
30 mm tube
reasonably prized ?
 
Maybe it´s only me but I think it´s a bit confusing Loco, I´ll get over it......
 
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Do these scopes include their LotuTec coating? 

I've been wishing Zeiss would add LotuTec to the existing 1" Conquest series.  I don't understand why they don't include it on their entire product line.  I realize, of course, it would add cost, but I believe the cost difference wouldn't be significant enough to offset the perceived value and negatively affect sales.
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The low power is intriguing for a 375 Ruger.  Just not sure about the 3.5" eye relief.  I think I would want a little more than that for a thumper of a rifle like that.
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Pyro 6999.
Thank´s mate, I hunted hard and long for that kudu Big Smile
Also took a nice black wildebeest, a mountain zebra, a gemsbok and three springboks.
Longest shot 190 yards, closest 80.
The Duralyt stood the test with flying colors, and my PH was impressed with both the light and handy rifle, as well as the crisp clarity of the scope.
(Used Barnes TSX, 270 grs bullets.)
 
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There is no Lotu Tec coating on the Duralyt and only reticle no 6 is available.
Still it is a lot of scope for the money and have gained some popularity here on these shores, contesting with the Conquest and Meopta in the same price segment for the deer hunting crowd
 
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I to was a bit concerned with the eye relief, but it turned out to work just fine.
The Hawkeye African is a great rifle to shoot, probably do to the "classic" stock and as a smallish guy, I tend to roll with the recoil Big Grin
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/05/2012 at 01:21

It is always interesting to have input from Europe, Africa and elsewhere. Thanks for the input, our northern European friends.

The Duralyt certainly give us more options.
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Sure, call me thread digger. I'm curious about the differences in the Duralyt & its predecessor DL in 1.2-5[4.7]x36. As near as I can tell there was some cosmetic design, plastic turret caps went to metal & addition of Lotu tec. Seems the specs are the same merely a minor upgrade. Am I missing anything?

That said the Duralyt 52 54 05 came about early 2012 w/DL middle of 2014. Howevah, I've dug up Duralyt offered in 2018 NIB or demo. Did sales drop off to nothing w/plenty of inventory on hand after the DL came out? 

In the Duralyt manual it mentions that the highest mag power would not focus at close range, due to parallax at 100 meters forcing one to lower power. Would that include the illuminated dot reticle 60 as well?

"Please note that with the Duralyt Series riflescopes, a simultaneous sharp focusing of the reticle and the image at high magnifications and target distances less than 100 m is not possible, since these riflescopes are adjusted for 100 m parallax-free. For target distances significantly shorter than 100 m, it is recommended that a smaller magnification setting is used. Due to the larger depth sharpness at smaller magnifications, the reticle and image again appear sharp. Even with longer or shorter target distances, deviations in the point of impact caused by parallax errors do not occur if aiming through the scope is exactly centre."

Any help would be appreciated.

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Should have been successor to Duralyt. I find no means to edit after failing to proofread successfully.

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Hi and welcome to OT, Nixterdemus!

The OT forum is configured so that you need to log 50 posts before your post edit and photo upload options are unlocked. It is my understanding that this is an anti-spam measure.

Until you reach 50 posts, if you need to edit a post or post photos, you are welcome to PM me or another moderator for assistance.

To answer your central question, yes, I do believe the DL series is an update of the Duralyt series.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nixterdemus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/01/2018 at 19:59
Thanks for the info. I figured edits were related to amount of posts as would classifieds/for sale. After doing a search it seemed the two conquest scopes were more or less the same.

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I breezed through your post w/o digesting the OT stipulation. 

So, within other forums I'm golden to edit or is there also a numeric value of posts assigned unto full privilege?
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As long as I'm logging posts for the magic number I'll jump back to the Duralyt. Originally I didn't realize this was OT finding the old thread in a search. 

Why did Zeiss drop the 1.2-4.7x36 configuration? Was it in part due to the popularity of the 1-4x24?Perhaps too close save the 36mm objective? 
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Well, only twenty more posts to edit. Since dredging this thread up from the deep I thought I'd add a bit. The pre-DL Conquest Duaralyt along w/no Lotu Tec had no T* coating as well. It was multicoat which surely is FMC. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-I5CItqnLE  --- Published on Mar 26, 2011- Duralyt 3-12

Just in case someone else comes down the pike looking for info.

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