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Unread 03-24-2013, 01:43 AM
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zeiss HD5

Anyone own or use one of these yet. Very cuirious about some of the features like their zero stop and lockable turrets and glass quality. Thinking about getting one of these or another sightron S3. it would be nice to have some info that the zeiss website does not list like minutes per revolution.
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    Unread 03-24-2013, 01:58 AM
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    Re: zeiss HD5

    a little searching got me some answers. 18MOA per turn? Really
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    Re: zeiss HD5

    You need to do a lot of research. There was a really good thread not long ago here that pretty much explained the HD5. The zero stop sucks and only allows 16.5 MOA in elevation once set at your zero. You can remove the stop and get approximately 35MOA up as it advertises 70 inches at 100 yards. I think it would be a good scope if not for the zero stop issue.
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    Unread 03-24-2013, 11:25 AM
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    Re: zeiss HD5

    I don't have an HD5, but I do have 2 Zeiss Conquest scopes. 1 is 3-12x56 w/ a 30mm tube, and the other is a 6.5-20x50 with a 1" tube. Both are excellent scopes. And for the money, you cannot beat them. Glass clarity and crispness is phenomenal.
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    Re: zeiss HD5

    Just got one for my 308 700 Remington tactical 20" 1 in12 with threaded barrel . Will not use the zero stop have one on my nightforce and don't use it , also one on my vortex don't use it also

    I will post up my thoughts this weekend , glass looks very clear will post up pictures this weekend . Mounted mine on a 20 MOA base on prw leupolds rings

    5x25-50 with locking turrets
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    Re: zeiss HD5

    birddog67, any thoughts acquired?

    I have the 5-25 and am considering parting with it bc its more than what i need. But like many others, i would like to hear your thoughts on it
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    Unread 04-03-2013, 11:24 AM
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    Re: zeiss HD5

    glass is clear and colors are good , tracks well went out to 600 yards and returned to zero no problems , i like the turrents they pull up to adjust and snap back down when completed . sat it next to my 5.5x22-50 nightforce at 400 and 600 yards , later in the morning at the range , It seamed like more marage in the zeiss , i also had my shotting buddy looked thru it and he confirmed it also . All in all it a great scope in its price range .
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