Zeiss Conquest V6 Riflescope Review, By Ryan Furman

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Ryan Furman did a great review of the Zeiss Conquest V6 3-18x50 Riflescope. Check it out below and post any questions or comments in this thread.


 

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I've got an older Conquest 4.5-14x50. It's at least 10 yrs old and I almost didn't buy it because I read that it was made in Japan and put together in the US. However, it's performed flawlessly. One of the best scopes I have and I've got several. I like that they offer a 30mm tube now. Mine is a 1 inch, but that doesn't noticeably effect the performance. I think I will be getting one of the new V6 scopes for the next rifle I'm getting built.
 

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I have one of these scopes my mountain rifle. It cost me a big deer several years ago. Pulled the rifle out of the scabbard from my horse and went to glass off a point. Spotted the deer and made the stalk. Noticed the windage was off a couple clicks, so I returned it to zero. Fired at 680 yards or something like that. The shot was far right. The deer took off and I was bewildered. Since the area was now devoid of deer, we picked out some rocks and all shots were far right. It was then I realized that when I pulled the rifle out, it spun the windage knob a full rotation on the scope. I was able to replicate this problem pulling the rifle out of the scabbard. Crap design in my opinion as they should've put a cap on it. Now it has two or three wraps of electrical tape so the thing can't move.
 

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I have one of these scopes my mountain rifle. It cost me a big deer several years ago. Pulled the rifle out of the scabbard from my horse and went to glass off a point. Spotted the deer and made the stalk. Noticed the windage was off a couple clicks, so I returned it to zero. Fired at 680 yards or something like that. The shot was far right. The deer took off and I was bewildered. Since the area was now devoid of deer, we picked out some rocks and all shots were far right. It was then I realized that when I pulled the rifle out, it spun the windage knob a full rotation on the scope. I was able to replicate this problem pulling the rifle out of the scabbard. Crap design in my opinion as they should've put a cap on it. Now it has two or three wraps of electrical tape so the thing can't move.
Many if not most scopes are this way. Some do not want capped windage turrets. So you may think it is a poor design where as most disagree. It sounds like you need to pick a scope that better suits you.
 

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I have one of these scopes my mountain rifle. It cost me a big deer several years ago. Pulled the rifle out of the scabbard from my horse and went to glass off a point. Spotted the deer and made the stalk. Noticed the windage was off a couple clicks, so I returned it to zero. Fired at 680 yards or something like that. The shot was far right. The deer took off and I was bewildered. Since the area was now devoid of deer, we picked out some rocks and all shots were far right. It was then I realized that when I pulled the rifle out, it spun the windage knob a full rotation on the scope. I was able to replicate this problem pulling the rifle out of the scabbard. Crap design in my opinion as they should've put a cap on it. Now it has two or three wraps of electrical tape so the thing can't move.
Sorry to hear that! I'm on your side on this one. I have an exposed windage turret on my varmint hunting rig, and it's gotten me in trouble on multiple occasions. Especially at night. I love my Zeiss Conquest V4 with the locking windage turret, and if the V6 had that same feature, I'd own one of those too.

Really enjoyed the video review! This scope has a lot to offer in a really lightweight package.
 

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I have one of these scopes my mountain rifle. It cost me a big deer several years ago. Pulled the rifle out of the scabbard from my horse and went to glass off a point. Spotted the deer and made the stalk. Noticed the windage was off a couple clicks, so I returned it to zero. Fired at 680 yards or something like that. The shot was far right. The deer took off and I was bewildered. Since the area was now devoid of deer, we picked out some rocks and all shots were far right. It was then I realized that when I pulled the rifle out, it spun the windage knob a full rotation on the scope. I was able to replicate this problem pulling the rifle out of the scabbard. Crap design in my opinion as they should've put a cap on it. Now it has two or three wraps of electrical tape so the thing can't move.
Had this happen once coming out of the scabbard. I threw a scope coat on there and that kept it from happening again.
 

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I wont run a cap on any turret if I can help it. I am a long range hunter and adjusting for a center reticle hold for the first shot is a must to me. If we add obstacles to the way we carry a rifle, we need to compensate for the nature of or methods. Yes, if in a scabbard a simple scope coat will combat the issue. Not a scope problem.

The Zeiss V6 is a favorite of Many. I remember Luke "907Lapua" was using them in Alaska and loving them. Luke does a lot of back country hunting and rifles are carried in many vehicles from ATV's to snow machines.

From my own testing, the V6 has held very reliable in the mechanics department. They have held zero and tracked great. Glass is top shelf too in my opinion.
 

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This happened to me on an antelope a few years ago. My NXS was on top of a muzzleloader and the shot was ~500+ yards. I still killed that buck but 3 moa off. The scabbard on my sxs was tight and moved the windage turret pulling it out. I knew it would but forgot in the heat of the moment.

The rifle my buddy used in So. Africa recently was topped with a Vortex Razor with the pop up/push down locking turret caps and they became a nuisance because it was either me or the PH working his turrets.

Using my ATACR in So. Africa recently, I spun the windage cap off many times. That was muscle memory for me since I have used the ATACR so often this last year, it didn't bother me.
 
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I don't have the experience you all have with many different scopes. But it's muscle memory for me as well with spinning my NX8 windage cap off. I think for me personally I would prefer capped windage. But I am very low experienced than most on here.
 

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Many if not most scopes are this way. Some do not want capped windage turrets. So you may think it is a poor design where as most disagree. It sounds like you need to pick a scope that better suits you.

I did, I picked up an NX8. And I wrapped the V6 with electrical tape. Problem solved two ways...
 

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I’m so glad you did this review Ryan because guys need to know how good this scope is. I have 3 of the exact scopes you reviewed and I can’t find anything better. I tried a NF but it’s going up for sale when I get back home in November . My first scope has been through hell, dropped climbing through a rock cliff and it’s all dented and marked up and it still was on zero and tracks perfectly. I’m a 100 percent ZEISS believer. And only because I have used them.
 

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Really great review by Ryan and endorsement by you big bulls. I have a V4 on a muzzleloader and I like it but I only shoot out to 300 max with it. It seems to have a little thicker reticle than I would prefer for a longer shot. I believe I heard someone mention that the reticle is a little thick on the V6s as well. Any comments on that issue form someone with experience? I watched the review and may have missed it if there were any reticle issues mentioned. Thanks
 

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I have one of these for a shorter range timber gun. Reticle is a little thick for me. But can still shoot small groups with it at distance. Tracking is spot on for me and tested

 

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