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#7917221 - 07/21/13 Re: zeiss terra scopes [Re: R_H_Clark]
Les7603006 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2910
Loc: MN
Yep. My local shop just got in a 2-7 a few 3-9x42 one with the Z600 and maybe a couple higher mag ones. I was quite impressed with the 2-7 that I looked at. Was not impressed with the plastic box. To dam hard to get them out to have a look. I am needing a scope for a rig I just put together, might have to try the 3-9 with the Z600. Thinking that if I don't like that reticle for BG hunting that it would be great for my hb 22 mag.
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#7918436 - 07/21/13 Re: zeiss terra scopes [Re: jimone]
AMRA Offline
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Registered: 04/07/06
Posts: 1591
Loc: Alabama
Originally Posted By: jimone
Got my 2-7x32 Terra today. First impression was good, cool clear plastic shipping box would be hard to shred. Put it on a 308 Ruger RSI and sighted in with 3 shots, adjustments worked perfectly, then shot a 1 hole 3 shot group with a rusty called flier. Will do a comparison to 2.5-8x32 Conquest, 2-7x32 Vortex Viper, older 2-7x33 VX-I, Columbia/ Kruger Optics 2-8x32, and whatever else comes to hand later.

Initial impression very good.


I am really looking forward to your review of this scope and comparing it to the other scopes!

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#7918844 - 07/22/13 Re: zeiss terra scopes [Re: AMRA]
jimone Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 665
Loc: Maine USA
Sorry about the delay, I have them all out now, looking west toward sunset out an open door at trees 200 yds or so distant. The old VX-I is definitely outclassed by everything. To my eye the Viper, Conquest, and Terra are all good optically, discriminating the LBJ birds (Little Brown Jobs) out of the leaves quite well.

The Conquest has much less of a dark ring than either the Vortex Viper or the Terra. Not a deal breaker, but I like the Conquest better. It does seem I need to move the Terra back in the rings a little due to the slightly longer stock on the 308 Ruger Hawkeye RSI it is mounted on, compared to the 375 Ruger Hawkeye African that wears the Conquest. This may affect the "doughnut" effect somewhat.The Viper moved from the RSI to my AR (MSR). Sunset is starting to show its color so low light testing shall commence.

The duplex cross hairs on the Terra are identical looking to the Conquest, and I am going to grab another Hawkeye, a 30-06 with a 3.5-10x40 VX-III for comparison too. This Leupold duplex is much finer, on par with the Columbia/Kruger and the Vortex BDC reticules.

With 1/2 hr more legal hunting all are still fine looking into the east side of the undergrowth. Overcast conditions or one of JB's optics charts would make this part of the test better. The only conclusion so far is that the VX-I on the Sako Forester Deluxe 243 needs to go back to a backup roll.

15 minutes of shooting time is showing the Conquest contrast superior to the others. The Terra is next but the rest are holding their own.

Gonna post this and continue, almost a full moon rising so I may not get real low light for comparison.



Edited by jimone (07/22/13)
Edit Reason: sp
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#7918920 - 07/22/13 Re: zeiss terra scopes [Re: jimone]
jimone Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 665
Loc: Maine USA
I guess I have to conclude that the Terra is not equal to the Conquest. The image appears farther forward, resulting in a bigger dark ring in your view, similar to the Vortex Viper. the reticule is the good bold one I was hoping for though. The Sako will likely get a Meopro or a VX-2 heavy duplex. Zeiss should have kept the old design and moved the manufacture if they had to.

I am not affiliated with any manufacturer, and am not a gun writer, except here for free. Feel free to send me toys and $ though.
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#7919314 - 07/22/13 Re: zeiss terra scopes [Re: jimone]
RatherBHuntin Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 2867
Loc: East of Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: jimone
Perhaps, but I find the reticle on my 2.5-8x32 Conquest visible about 5 minutes longer than my 3.5-10x40 VX-III Leupold.


Me too.


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#7926415 - 07/24/13 Re: zeiss terra scopes [Re: RatherBHuntin]
jimone Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 665
Loc: Maine USA
Two other sets of eyes agree with my comparison, bump to save others from my experiment. Still beats the tar out of my ongoing Minox experience.
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