This scope is really nice. The optics are superb and the reticle is exactly what I was looking for. That saves me $1100 since the next choice was the Schmidt & Bender 5-25 for $2900.
I check the Zeiss website, according to their ballistics calculator, if I load 250 grain GameKings at around 2650 fps, the the horizontal lines will be useable from 200 to 900 yards. I won't need to dial much, if at all. Obviously, I need to work up the load first and verify it on paper, but for hunting purposes, it appears to be very close.
Alex's description of light ring marks was not quite accurate. The ring marks are barely visible; you have to really look for them. So far, he is batting 1000 with me; 2 purchases, and each was better than described.
Now, just waiting on my 20moa base.