Re: Nikon question
Floyd Charles is spot on!
It's a great scope for the money.
It is available with a mil-dot reticle which I beleive you stated you wanted and to me the glass is in line with the VXIII's and better than the VXII's. I've had mine for 4 months and have been very pleased with it.
Tracks nicely, Good clicks, clear and bright optically early morning and late evening.
I have no hands on experience with the Zeiss.
The Zeiss may have some small advantages but it's 3 times the price.
Guns and ammo, what more do we need?