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Old 07-18-2009, 06:02 PM
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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.

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:58 PM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:05 PM
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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?
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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.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:16 PM
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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
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:53 PM
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Re: Zeiss mil dot help (new scope)

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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.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:07 PM
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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.
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