Originally Posted by Iron Worker
Doesn't "Zero Stop" mean that I set it as such and such then I can adjust it for longer range and then dial it down to original setting and the "Zero Stop " won't let me go past that ?>
You are absolutely correct in your thinking. Gary and I traded emails and pictures of the zero stop system Zeiss uses and it works perfectly going down to zero but it also limits how high you can adjust. Gary said when the zero stop is sitting at zero it has a small pin that stops against a vertical bar. The vertical bar is adjustable for setting your zero. When you rotate the turret, the pin makes almost one revolution (a full revolution is 18 MOA) and then hits the bar on the opposite side giving a 16.5 movement.
Here is a couple pictures Gary shared that shows the pin assembly that rotates and the open turret with the vertical bar in place. Kinda hard to see the bar but if you are mechanically inclined you can figure it out.
Now I received this info second hand and have not personally opened a turret and looked myself. Gary spent a lot of his time getting me up to speed on this and I appreciate that. All should do their own research. Some who do not need more than 16.5 of up travel should be happy with this nice compact scope. Just won't work for me.