close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics

Reply

Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 09-05-2013, 04:13 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 43
Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

I just bought a new Zeiss HD5 5-25x50 with R Z 800. It seems like a fantastic scope with great glass. I wanted some advice on which gun I should put it on.

I currently have a rem 700 300 win mag CDL hunting rifle that I use to shoot plains game up to 600 yards. I currently have a Leupold VX3 6.5-20 x 40 on this rifle. I was thinking of replacing this scope with the zeiss to take advantage of the quick holdover reticle for long range hunting. I also have a Tikka T3 Varmint 243 that I use for shooting paper to 500 yards which.

I am considering putting the leupold on the 243 and the zeiss on the 300 Win Mag. what are your thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 09-05-2013, 06:00 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2013
    Location: illinoise
    Posts: 101
    Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

    I would get on the Zeiss website and see which cartridge best matches up to the scopes holdovers. I was originally looking at scopes with holdovers until I realized those holdovers can be anywhere from 3 yards to 20 yards+ off and that your still going to need to make up a drop chart for reference. Going with the standard 20 plex when I finally get around to ordering mine. Heres the link to the Zeiss rapid z calculator. Hope that helps ya out.

    Zeiss Ballistic Calculator
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 09-05-2013, 06:10 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2013
    Location: illinoise
    Posts: 101
    Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

    just a quick run through of the two different cartridges, id go with the 300 mag if I were going to put it on one of them. it seems the ballistics of the 300 match up much better with the holdovers than the 243 does.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 09-05-2013, 06:51 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: Pocahontas, AR
    Posts: 1,038
    Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ILtoMT50 View Post
    just a quick run through of the two different cartridges, id go with the 300 mag if I were going to put it on one of them. it seems the ballistics of the 300 match up much better with the holdovers than the 243 does.
    You could make it work for either rifle, but yes it matches up real well for alot of 300 Mag loads.The OP states that the .243 is used for targets & if that's the case I see no need to use the Z ret. in that application.
    __________________
    You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 09-05-2013, 09:08 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Posts: 43
    Re: Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50

    Thanks

    Im looking forward to fitting it on the 300 Win Mag to see how it shoots. Has anyone used this type of reticle? Will be good to know how accurate it is.

    According to the calculator the optimal mag is 20x which is perfect for the type of shooting.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC