Got my Zeiss HD5 5x25x50mm today

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Iron Worker, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Fedex delivered my scope today. Its got some awesome glass for sure. I need to read the manual to learn how to deactivate the "Zero stop" for the 1st initial sight in. The turrets feel great . But not as good as an IOR I once had ? Stay tuned for more reports !
     

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    Really curious to see if the zero stop is the same as the 3-15
     

  3. Iron Worker

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    I bet it is ! I'll go unscrew it and take a picture.
     
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    So I guess that little brass screw,and the pin in the black inner cap is the entire "Zero Stop " What's the "Zero stop "on a NSX look like ? or a S&B ? So do I remove the black inner cap if I want 360degrees of adjustment at the 1st initial sight in period ?
     

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    Looks pretty much like what Gary found in the 3-15. I think Gary said if you pull the vertical bar out that the pin stops against then it will run all the way up but you would not know where to stop coming back down and could get confused as to where to stop or something like that.

    Post what you think.
     
  6. 8andbait

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    yeah, looks the same. you will need to remove the verticle post to disable the zero stop completely.

    For initial sight in I bore sighted and put the black ring with horizontal post at 90 degrees from the verticle post. That will give you 8 MOA in both directions for sight in. If you end up hitting the post anyway while sighting in just take off the cap and rotate another 90 degrees. Once sighted in remove cap again and move the posts so they touch or just a couple clicks short if you want to be able to dial a little below your zero.

    You need the black ring to adjust the turret so that needs to be in there but the posts do not.

    Please let us know how the glass compares to your other scopes at long range.

    Good luck, I am really liking my 3-15 just wish the elevation was not limited to 16.5 MOA but I can live with it.

    Gary
     
  7. Iron Worker

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    Are you saying remove the horizontal post on the black cap ? Does it just pull out ? I'll be going to the range in a bit. Its 10 degrees here in Reno NV. What is it at your location ? I'll be comparing the glass to my 12 year old Bushnell elite 4200 6x24x40mm.
     
  8. 8andbait

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    To disable the zero stop you will have to remove the verticle post with the slot screw in it. Or you could remove the horizontal post but the slot is very small and may strip out when trying to remove it.

    I went to the range, took out the bolt and removed the turret and positioned the horizontal post at 90 degrees from the verticle post by lifting off the black ring and repositioning it. I then bore sighted the scope and took a shot at 50 yards, made my adjustment and proceeded to 200 yards. After zeroing at 200 I removed the cap and the black ring with the horizontal post on it. I replaced the black ring so it had both posts touching. Now I was zeroed at 200 yards and the zero stop would function as intended.

    You need the black ring in order to adjust the elevation in the scope. Positioning the posts at 90 degrees from eachother should allow you enough movement to adjust the scope to your zero. Once achieved simply lift off the cap and black ring and place the posts so they touch each other. The horizontal post will need to be on the counter clockwise side of the verticle post so you can add elevation. If on the clockwise side of the verticle post you will only be able to dial down.

    I am in PA

    I hope this makes sense, Gary
     
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    Thanks ! I bet its really cold there ?
     
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    Dang it ! Side by side this Zeiss HD5 and my 12 year old Bushnell elite 4200 6x24x40mm and Weaver 3x15x50mm Tactical . Zeiss by a nod and only a nod. Also i'm 55 and wear glasses I'm near sighted. In fact i take my glasses off when shooting through a scope. I think I paid $400 buck for my elite way back in 2000 . Is this Zeiss $600 bucks better absolutely not but it is nice . Mechanically its very nice. Also the Weaver Tactical gives up very very little to the Zeiss.
     
  11. Chase Curtis

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    What distance?
     
  12. 8andbait

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    Unfortunately, that was my observation on the glass also. I put glass near the bottom of priorities but for the money it should be better.

    gary
     
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    I have several 6-20 conquests and the glass is MUCH better than you guys are saying... I hate to hear this.. I was hoping the glass would be as good or better than prior models... Unfortunate to hear this.... How is resolution at 25x? I have had a PST in the past how would you compare it that? I really had high hopes for this scope... sad...
     
  14. Dr. Vette

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    I looked through several of the new HD5 scopes at the SHOT Show this week. I own a few Conquests and also a Bushnell 4200.

    I think that the glass is at least as good as my "regular" Conquests and the ones I compared it to right at the show, and a far sight better than my 4200 or any 4200 I've ever used. I would not judge it until you see it yourself.

    Also the new version of the RapidZ reticle is far less "busy" and the target turrets are shorter. Overall I think it's a home run for this magnification range.