Riflescopes / Plex Reticles

Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #1
Regarding standard scope "plex" reticles, I have long been a fan of Zeiss's Z-Plex for deer hunting. Reason being, you can see the crosshairs well enough to place them on the vitals of a deer until the end of legal shooting time....and beyond. I haven't found that to be the case with most other quality scopes I've owned or tested over the years. Towards the end of shooting light, most decent scopes have good enough glass to see the deer well enough, but lining up the crosshairs on the vitals well enough to execute the shot is another story. They're too thin and/or too faint. Again, that's why I love Zeiss's Z-Plex. I own 3 of them and need another...but I thought I would float a question on the forum here regarding crosshairs among the other brands.

My question is this: For those of you who are familiar with the Zeiss Z-Plex reticle and get what I'm talking about, what other scope manufacturers are you aware of who offer similar reticles? The Z-Plex is thick and bold on the outside, and fine and bold on the inside. And it will flat show up on a deer's side at dusk. I'm wondering what other options there might be other than Zeiss to get the same performance in a plex reticle? Thanks....any input would be much appreciated.
 

MJ74

Old Mossy Horns
#3
Meopta.........they made the Conquest for Zeiss and once Zeiss dropped them, Meopta started selling them under their own name. I think the meapro is basically the old conquests
You are correct....the reticle is a little different but pretty close, well the one I looked at was anyway.

I have several of the older Conquest scopes and they are by far my favorite.
I always liked the heavy duplex reticle in the Leupold and #4.

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Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #4
Meopta.........they made the Conquest for Zeiss and once Zeiss dropped them, Meopta started selling them under their own name. I think the meapro is basically the old conquests
Thanks to both bryguy and MJ74....this is exactly what I was wanting to know. I've already started researching Meopta and it's obvious their scopes are in fact the old Conquests. I will have a new Meopta before next season....just need to decide on which model and then find the best deal. Thanks again!
 

Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #5
You are correct....the reticle is a little different but pretty close, well the one I looked at was anyway.

I have several of the older Conquest scopes and they are by far my favorite.
I always liked the heavy duplex reticle in the Leupold and #4.

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Thanks to both bryguy and MJ74....this is exactly what I was wanting to know. I've already started researching Meopta and it's obvious their scopes are in fact the old Conquests. I will have a new Meopta before next season....just need to decide on which model and then find the best deal. Thanks again!
 

MJ74

Old Mossy Horns
#6
Meopta.........they made the Conquest for Zeiss and once Zeiss dropped them, Meopta started selling them under their own name. I think the meapro is basically the old conquests
Thanks to both bryguy and MJ74....this is exactly what I was wanting to know. I've already started researching Meopta and it's obvious their scopes are in fact the old Conquests. I will have a new Meopta before next season....just need to decide on which model and then find the best deal. Thanks again!
Check with cameralandny.com.....they usually have the Meopta 3.5x10x44 on sale and they are suppose to be nice. A friend of mine just bought one but I haven't looked at it yet. Probably set it up for him in the next couple weeks so I'll let ya know about it then.

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Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #7
Check with cameralandny.com.....they usually have the Meopta 3.5x10x44 on sale and they are suppose to be nice. A friend of mine just bought one but I haven't looked at it yet. Probably set it up for him in the next couple weeks so I'll let ya know about it then.

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Great lead! I checked cameralandny.com and found the 3.5-10x44 for $400 and would have ordered it except it had the #4 reticle instead of Z-Plex. I'll keep an eye on their website and hopefully they'll list the Z-Plex version soon. Thanks again for the tip!
 

bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#8
Check with cameralandny.com.....they usually have the Meopta 3.5x10x44 on sale and they are suppose to be nice. A friend of mine just bought one but I haven't looked at it yet. Probably set it up for him in the next couple weeks so I'll let ya know about it then.

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Great lead! I checked cameralandny.com and found the 3.5-10x44 for $400 and would have ordered it except it had the #4 reticle instead of Z-Plex. I'll keep an eye on their website and hopefully they'll list the Z-Plex version soon. Thanks again for the tip!
I would call and talk to either Doug or Neil and see what they have. The website is not always up to date with what they have. Plus sometimes you get an even better deal calling in


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Guybo

Six Pointer
#9
I'm currently running vx3i's but am interested in the Meopta as well. I'd really like some feedback on how well these scopes track from someone who actually owns one instead of reading reviews. Thanks. Mike
 

Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #11
I would call and talk to either Doug or Neil and see what they have. The website is not always up to date with what they have. Plus sometimes you get an even better deal calling in


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I talked to Neil and ended up ordering the 3.5-10x44 with the #4 reticle cameraland.com had in stock for $400. Though I have always loved the Z-Plex, I read good things about the #4 and figured I would give it a look. Neil told me I could get a refund or exchange if I didn't like it. Can't beat that! Thanks for all the information...you've been a big help!
 

Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #12
Check with cameralandny.com.....they usually have the Meopta 3.5x10x44 on sale and they are suppose to be nice. A friend of mine just bought one but I haven't looked at it yet. Probably set it up for him in the next couple weeks so I'll let ya know about it then.

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Thought I'd follow up and let you know I ordered the 3.5-10x44 with the #4 reticle from cameralandny.com for $400. Thanks for all your help! I had never heard of cameralandny.com before....but I'll be checking them for any optics needs I have from now on. Thanks again!
 

MJ74

Old Mossy Horns
#13
Check with cameralandny.com.....they usually have the Meopta 3.5x10x44 on sale and they are suppose to be nice. A friend of mine just bought one but I haven't looked at it yet. Probably set it up for him in the next couple weeks so I'll let ya know about it then.

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Thought I'd follow up and let you know I ordered the 3.5-10x44 with the #4 reticle from cameralandny.com for $400. Thanks for all your help! I had never heard of cameralandny.com before....but I'll be checking them for any optics needs I have from now on. Thanks again!
Good deal...let me know how you like it.

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bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#14
I would call and talk to either Doug or Neil and see what they have. The website is not always up to date with what they have. Plus sometimes you get an even better deal calling in


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I talked to Neil and ended up ordering the 3.5-10x44 with the #4 reticle cameraland.com had in stock for $400. Though I have always loved the Z-Plex, I read good things about the #4 and figured I would give it a look. Neil told me I could get a refund or exchange if I didn't like it. Can't beat that! Thanks for all the information...you've been a big help!
Yeah those guys are really top notch as far as service goes.


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#15
Interesting thread. I was leaning towards a new Zeiss Conquest Zeiss 4-16x44 for a new Browning Bar 30-06. I'll be curious to see what you think of the Meopta. I like that price tag a lot better
 

Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #16
Interesting thread. I was leaning towards a new Zeiss Conquest Zeiss 4-16x44 for a new Browning Bar 30-06. I'll be curious to see what you think of the Meopta. I like that price tag a lot better
It's on the way! Once I get a chance to check it out thoroughly I'll post about it.
 

TravisLH

Twelve Pointer
#17
I just ended up getting a meostar 3-12x56 R1 and it’s I’m a fan..... I don’t think you can go wrong with a Meopta from all the reading I’ve done


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TravisLH

Twelve Pointer
#19
I'm currently running vx3i's but am interested in the Meopta as well. I'd really like some feedback on how well these scopes track from someone who actually owns one instead of reading reviews. Thanks. Mike
I did 5 box tests and each tracked exactly as it should and returned to zero.... can’t give you a torture test since I’ve only had mine a week.


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Check with cameralandny.com.....they usually have the Meopta 3.5x10x44 on sale and they are suppose to be nice. A friend of mine just bought one but I haven't looked at it yet. Probably set it up for him in the next couple weeks so I'll let ya know about it then.

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They are great scopes. I have had one for three years and couldn't be happier.
 

bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#22
I'm currently running vx3i's but am interested in the Meopta as well. I'd really like some feedback on how well these scopes track from someone who actually owns one instead of reading reviews. Thanks. Mike
I did 5 box tests and each tracked exactly as it should and returned to zero.... can’t give you a torture test since I’ve only had mine a week.


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That’s good to know. I have not heard much said about the tracking on them.


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Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #23
I received the Meopta Meostar 3.5-10x44 scope with #4 reticle today. I love the scope itself in terms of clarity and brightness...and it does in fact look just like a Zeiss Conquest...but I'm not overly excited about the #4 reticle. The inner crosshairs are too thin for my liking. I will likely return it for a credit and select a Meopta model with the Z-plex reticle.
Very happy with the glass....just not crazy about the #4 reticle.
 

MJ74

Old Mossy Horns
#24
Never looked at the #4 but I do know the z-plex I looked thru was close to the Zeiss. If I remember right the thin crosshair was wider on the Meopta.
At least they will let you send it back for the z-plex.

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Familyman

Eight Pointer
Thread starter #25
I mailed back the Meopta Meopro 3.5-10x44 with the #4 reticle this morning, and after corresponding via email with Doug at Camera Land, they'll be exchanging it for the Meopro 4.5-14x44 with the Z-Plex I originally wanted, for just $50 more.

MJ74 and bryguy...you guys were right...Doug and Neil of Camera Land provide top notch customer service! Thanks again for that tip.

I'll post once I receive the new Meopta 4.5-14x44 with Z-Plex and have had a chance to check it out.