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Old 01-29-2008, 01:00 PM
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Zeiss Rapid Reticle?

Wondering if anyone has seen or used this reticle in a Ziess? Thinking about getting one in a 4.5 x 14 by 50 in the RR 800. My main concern is how thick the reticle is, in the pic it looks very thin almost to thin.
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Might also be an idea to check the click values, Ziess Germany are 1 cm per click. Might be a bit coarse for what you had in mind. Conquest models are assembled for the US market only, I think by Meopta. Rapid is limited to Conquest at present, despite asking we cannot get any response from Ziess GB as to when and if we might see Rapid in Europe.

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..My main concern is how thick the reticle is, ..
.20" @ 100 yds (this is for the RZ 1000)

*I think the RZ 800 is .350"(same as the RZ600), will double check

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Not too thin. The reticle and the lower bars are jet black and very well defined. I love mine. I got the 4.5x14x44.

You don't have to worry about the click adjustments since it is an internal reticle.
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Woods, Have you shot this reticle at long range on game?
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Re: Zeiss Rapid Reticle?

Zeiss Rapid Z 800 & 1000 scopes for M1A .308
'Been doing some hunting for the best scope for my Springfield M1A (M21).

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/i...hp/cPath/36_41



ZEISS RAPID Z 1000 RETICLE vs. RAPID Z 800 RETICLE
Both are around $925
And both are 4.5-14x50

http://www.zeiss.de/C1256BCF0020BE5F/Contents-Frame/E34E4125AA548D6685256BCF0061320D

Note: Please enter your information into our Rapid-Z Calculator to ensure that you make the best possible reticle selection
based on your caliber, bullet, hunting conditions and location.

According to their calculator for the Rapid Z 1000 (designed for the .308 Match bullets):
This IS the value for .308, Sierra 168-gr. MK (BC =.462),
Velocity: 2,550 fps,
Elevation: 4,500 ft. ASL
Temp: 80 degrees F

The Rapid Z 1000
With their calculator, and the scope power ring set to 11.87 (12 power):
They say to zero dead-on at 500 yards with the Bar 5.
At Bar 1 will impact at 154 yards (or zero at 154 yards with Bar 1).
Bar 2 = 224
Bar 3 = 316
Bar 4 = 406
Bar 5 = 500
Bar 6 = 595
Bar 7 = 692
Bar 8 = 791
Bar 9 = 892
Bar 10 = 993
This is seemingly unbeatable.

Now, with the Rapid Z 800:
With the M1A, same load, they say to put the power ring at 14 power.
Sight in at 1.77" high @ 100 yards for a 200 yard zero (Crosshairs).
Bar 2 will impact at 295 yards (unmarked bar)
Bar 4 = 395
Bar 5 = 495
Bar 6 = 596
Bar 7 = 698
Bar 8 = 800

I know it's not 1,000 - but rather versatile anyway...

So, I'm deciding on which to choose.
More field of view at 12 power with the Z 1000, than 14x on the Z 800.
And the Z 800 is intended for other calibers, but, look at what I found for the .308!

Zeiss Rapid Z 1000
Zeiss | 4.5-14x50 AO MC Conquest Riflescope | 52 14 90 9973

Zeiss Rapid Z 800
Zeiss 4.5-14x50 800



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Re: Zeiss Rapid Reticle?

UPDATE

'Been doing some hunting for the best scope for my Springfield M1A (M21).

Springfield Armory Rifles



ZEISS RAPID Z 1000 RETICLE vs. RAPID Z 800 RETICLE
Both are around $925
And both are 4.5-14x50

http://www.zeiss.de/C1256BCF0020BE5F/Contents-Frame/E34E4125AA548D6685256BCF0061320D

Note: Please enter your information into our Rapid-Z Calculator to ensure that you make the best possible reticle selection
based on your caliber, bullet, hunting conditions and location.

According to their calculator for the Rapid Z 1000 (designed for the .308 Match bullets):
This IS the value for .308, Sierra 168-gr. MK (BC =.462),
Velocity: 2,550 fps,
Elevation: 4,500 ft. ASL
Temp: 80 degrees F

The Rapid Z 1000
With their calculator, and the scope power ring set to 11.87 (12 power):
They say to zero dead-on at 500 yards with the Bar 5. (Bar 5 is the center crosshair.)
At Bar 1 will impact at 154 yards (or zero at 154 yards with Bar 1).
Bar 2 = 224 (Bars 1 - 4 are above the center crosshair Bar 5.)
Bar 3 = 316
Bar 4 = 406
Bar 5 = 500
Bar 6 = 595
Bar 7 = 692
Bar 8 = 791
Bar 9 = 892
Bar 10 = 993
This is seemingly unbeatable.

Now, with the Rapid Z 800:
With the M1A, same load, they say to put the power ring at 14 power.
Sight in at 1.77" high @ 100 yards for a 200 yard zero (Center Crosshairs).
Bar 2 will impact at 295 yards (an unmarked bar). (All Bars are below the center crosshairs.)
Bar 4 = 395
Bar 5 = 495
Bar 6 = 596
Bar 7 = 698
Bar 8 = 800

I know it's not 1,000 - but rather versatile anyway...

So, I'm deciding on which to choose.
More field of view at 12 power with the Z 1000, than 14x on the Z 800.
And the Z 800 is intended for other calibers, but, look at what I found for the .308!


But, if you definitely need it backed-off at the lowest 4.5 power also, then the Z 800 will work for both close-quarter work and long-range. (What would the Z 1000 do at 4.5 power? - when it is set up for range at 12 power?)

Maybe we can't have our cake, and eat it too.


Zeiss Rapid Z 1000
Zeiss | 4.5-14x50 AO MC Conquest Riflescope | 52 14 90 9973

Zeiss Rapid Z 800
Zeiss 4.5-14x50 800


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