Re: New Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50 rifle scope.
When you consider that the goal for most of us that hunt at long range is to put one cold bore first round through the vital organs of a game animal the zero stop becomes a very important part for a lot of us. With the zero stop I can pull my rifle from my pack and without looking I can check my zero, I have not done this and shot at an animal using a hold over, after watching the shot go over I checked my zero stop and found I had my dial turn a few MOA. I use my rifle a lot and the dial does get turned from time to time, it's more than a convenience to know dang sure where my turret is at!! Counting revs and trying to keep track of them is something to do at the range but not so much while hunting, after using optics with a functional zero stop it's near the top of the criteria I and a lot of others look for in a long range optic.
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