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 mil dot help (new scope)

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 07-18-2009, 06:02 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 49
Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

Hey all, I have a Zeiss Conquest 6.5 x 20 x 50mm with Mil dot reticle #43. If I understand the math correctly, the mil dot is accurate only at full power since this is a SFP scope. So, at 20x, the dots will be spaced 3.375 MOA apart, center to center. Am I on the right track? Neither the Zeiss handbook nor the web site helped.

Thanks in advance.
__________________
Scott

.338 Norma Mag, Stiller Tac338 & Rock Creek barrel

Last edited by sdowney; 07-18-2009 at 08:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 07-18-2009, 07:58 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Posts: 385
    Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

    Actually the Conquest 6.5-20x50 Mil Dot is set at 10 power. On 10 power, from center of dot to the center of the next dot represents 3.6" at 100 yards.
    __________________
    Jon Jackoviak
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 07-18-2009, 08:05 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Boise, ID
    Posts: 49
    Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

    So, the more I ponder, the more I think the mil dot may have been a waste of my time. Is it only accurate and useful at 10x or can I say it's one half mil dot at 20x?
    __________________
    Scott

    .338 Norma Mag, Stiller Tac338 & Rock Creek barrel
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 07-20-2009, 08:53 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Location: Candler, GA
    Posts: 46
    Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

    It is more to think about to prepare for a shot, but if you know the correct power setting and 2x correct setting you have more versatility than a FFP mil dot. Also, FFP reticle appears to enlarge when going up in power, so the reticle can interfere with a small target at large range.

    I think for combat use FFP is the only choice.
    For smaller, less dangerous game, I prefer SFP.
    __________________
    Tom Murphy
    "stay calm, pick a spot"
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 07-21-2009, 12:16 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Ohio
    Posts: 248
    Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

    If itís a FFP, the last guy was right, the reticle increases or decreases with magnification, so the mil adjustments remain constant no matter what magnification. (this is actually an advantage)
    You never mentioned what you will be using it for, what type of game, or target only, this would help a lot in giving advice.
    The MD system is actually a very nice system once learned. No matter what you use there is a learning curve , You are on the right track though, the reticle is the most important aspect for deciding on a scope.

    Check this site:
    http://www.mil-dot.com/Mil_Dot_User_Guide.htm
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 07-21-2009, 01:53 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2001
    Location: Mukilteo, WA
    Posts: 1,092
    Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sdowney View Post
    can I say it's one half mil dot at 20x?
    It should be, but I always suggest one measures to be sure. It's certainly not as convenient (why I prefer FFP) but it should be very usable as a 1/2 scale on 20X. I primarily use the reticle for holding wind and you could still print your wind dope in mils and use it on either power if you just remember to double up for 20X. Same for elevation if you want to hold that in some situations too.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 07-21-2009, 02:07 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Posts: 385
    Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

    I just looked at my Zeiss subtension sheet and it is 1.8" at 100 yards on 20x, so it is a half mil on 20x.
    __________________
    Jon Jackoviak
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Zeiss scope value? specweldtom Optics For Sale 0 03-11-2011 11:31 AM
    Zeiss spotting scope malcarjeb Optics For Sale 3 03-18-2009 06:02 PM
    Zeiss Scope for Sale Dennis_in_VA Optics For Sale 1 08-16-2007 07:35 PM
    FS Zeiss and Leupold scope safarihunter Guns For Sale 1 02-04-2007 03:15 PM
    Need help mounting a Zeiss scope Clay Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 1 08-25-2002 08:00 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC