The new Conquest HD5 riflescope lineup from Carl Zeiss Sports Optics replaces the long-respected Conquest riflescope of previous years. This serious upgrade still uses a 1-inch tube but now features a 5X Super Zoom, whereas the previous Conquest had a 3X zoom.
The Conquest HD5 is a compact, lightweight, versatile scope that’s ideal at tight quarters or for long-range work. Its new design also features an extremely thin ocular, so even the 5-25×50 Conquest doesn’t interfere with the bolt throw on bolt-action rifles. It’s available in three models: 2-10×42, 3-15×42 and 5-25×50.
This lineup also features redesigned adjustment knobs, which now have a rubberized tactical feel and improved looks. The turrets are also lockable, which wasn’t a feature on previous Conquests. Further, they now rotate counter-clockwise, a feature requested for many years by previous Conquest owners.
The turrets also go back to a zero stop for the elevation. On the windage, Zeiss split it from left and right adjustments, and put an end-stop after going 180 degrees right and 180 degrees left.
Inside, the Conquest now features T-Star coatings, which used to be exclusive to the Victory line. It also has LotuTec protective coatings, which were never available before. These scopes are available with redesigned Rapid-Z reticles or standard Z-Plex reticles. MSRP: $889 to $1,194.
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