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Old 02-01-2010, 11:46 AM
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Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

What do you guys think about these reticles, or should I learn to dial in the scope? I am just starting out with long range hunting.

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

I am no expert at long range shooting but do have a 4.5x14x44 Conquest with the RapidZ 800 and have shot out to 600 yards.

What is the caliber, bullet and velocity you are planning to shoot?

I will say that you will be pleased with the Conquest as far as the resolution and clarity but your question is about the reticle.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:55 PM
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Re: Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

I have a Remington 700 PSS in 7mm rem mag. I will be shooting 168 bergers @ 3000 fps.

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Old 02-02-2010, 12:35 AM
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Re: Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

Then according to the Zeiss website RapidZ calculator for a RapidZ 800, you can set your scope on 12.6 power and that will be closest to your trajectory.

I have a ballistic mil dot reticle, a TDS reticle, a MP8 reticle with target turrets, 2 Kahles MultiZeros and the RapidZ 800 and the RapidZ 800 is my favorite. Now I'm sure others will chime in and righfully say that if you are going past 600 yards then you need a higher power scope and need to crank turrets. Personally I don't like the exposed turrets for hunting guns but if you are only long range target shooting then that may be the best way to go.
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Re: Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

I have a rapid z800 on my 25-06 and mine has to sit just over 10.5 power with my little short barreled tikka t-3 lite and I love it. I shoot an 8 inch gong at 800 yards all the time and the 10.5 power really isnt an issue. I am building a 338 Lapua and I will be going with a turret on that but only because I want to shoot over 800 yards. I think the Zeiss is fool proof and you really cant go wrong. I have a buddy who works for best of the west and he uses huskemaw and loves it but I have no problem shooting anything between me and 800 yards so I guess it kind of depends on how far you want to shoot. I vote Zeiss though.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:21 AM
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Re: Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

Thanks, this is some good info. But how do you know if your on 10.5 power or 12.6 or what ever the Rapid-Z calculator says it best for the load you are shooting? Is the power selector ring that precise on this scope?
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Re: Rapid-Z Ballistic Reticles

I looked into both rapid z 600, and 800, as well as the Leupold vxlll L boone and crockett, and Burris FFll bplex.
Im a ''short to mid range shooter''(0-600 on paper) shooting factory rifles with handloads. $ is kinda tight, so I went Burris 4.5x14 bplex for my 270wsm and 300wby. Im very pleased with Burris especially for the price.
I have no hands on experience with the Zeiss Conquest, but I here good things about them, and Im eager to learn more about them for possible future purchases. Id like to know if you have to be set on a specific power for all ranges, or if you can turn it down a bit for the closer stuff(400 ish etc). If you go the Zeiss route, keep us posted on its performance and good luck.
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