MINOX ZA 3 & ZA 5 Riflescopes

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  1. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    MINOX ZA 3 & ZA 5 Riflescopes

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the introduction of the New MINOX ZA Series Riflescopes. The MINOX ZA Series Riflescopes are well featured & deliver high performance.

    High Quality at Affordable Prices with Features Hunters Want Most!
    Advanced German engineering and design
    Assembled in the USA
    Up to 5x magnification zoom ranges
    Rugged aero-space grade aluminum 1” mono-tube construction
    Hard anodized black matte non-glare finish
    Legendary German SCHOTT optical glass
    Fully, multi-coated lens elements, up to 21 layers
    Argon gas purged for water and fog-proof performance in any environment
    Large, finger adjustable windage & elevation controls
    Precise predictable/repeatable reticle movements
    ¼ MOA adjustment ZA 3 and ZA 5 2-10x50 & 3-15x42
    1/8 MOZ adjustment ZA 5 4-20x50 only
    Safe and versatile long four inch + eye relief
    Rubber cushioned fast-focus eyepiece
    Positive soft-touch enhanced variable power ring
    All models available with PLEX or MINOX BDC reticles
    All models packed with the added protection of a Scopecoat cover

    Models & Prices:
    66000 ZA 3 3-9x40 PLEX $399
    66001 ZA 3 3-9x40 BDC $419
    66010 ZA 5 2-10x40 PLEX $479
    66011 ZA 5 2-10x40 BDC $509
    66020 ZA 5 3-15x42 PLEX $499
    66021 ZA5 3-15x42 BDC $529
    66030 ZA 5 4-20x50 PLEX $699
    66031 ZA 5 4-20x50 BDC $729

    Technical Data ZA 3 3-9x40
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66000
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66001
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/4" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 9
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 3
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 40
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 100 yds
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 4.4
    Exit pupil low 13.3
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 31.5
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 10.5
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 12 3/16"
    Main tube length (b) 5 9/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 3/16"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 1 7/8"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 13.6 oz
    Finish Matte


    Technical Data ZA 5 2-10x40
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66010
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66011
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/4" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 72 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 72 MOA
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 10
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 2
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 40
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 100 yds
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 4.0
    Exit pupil low 20.0
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 47.5
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 9.4
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 12 3/16"
    Main tube length (b) 5 9/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 3/16"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 1 7/8"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 12 oz
    Finish Matte



    Technical Data ZA 5 3-15x42
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66020
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66021
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/4" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 15
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 3
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 42
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 100 yds
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 2.8
    Exit pupil low 14.0
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 31.5
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 6.3
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 12 3/16"
    Main tube length (b) 5 9/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 1/6"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3 1/8"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 2 1/16"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 17 oz
    Finish Matte



    Technical Data ZA 5 4-20x50-SF
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66030
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66031
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/8" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 80 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 80 MOA
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 20
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 4
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 50
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 25 yds-∞
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 2.5
    Exit pupil low 12.5
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 23.6
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 4.7
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 13 1/8"
    Main tube length (b) 5 13/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 7/16"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3 13/16"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 2 3/8"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 25 oz
    Finish Matte


    Just got some images


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    These will start becoming available in the next month or so. Please feel free to give a call with any questions or to pre-order.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Doug, that's a very significant development for Minox.
     

  3. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    OK, I just received the following from my contact at Minox:
    Attached are what I have for reticle images. For the BDC reticle basic drop approximations can be made for a 30 caliber center fire rifle; sighted “dead on” at 100 yards the first stadia line would be 200 yards, and the 2nd stadia line would approximate 300 yards. The up-right hash marks on the center line approximates the bullet drift for a 10 mph crosswind and the ends of the lower stadia lines approximate the effect of the same 10 mph crosswind at 200 and 300 yards. These approximates apply with the power settings of the 3-9 and 2-10 at maximum magnification, with the 3-15 it is at 10x and with the 4-20 it is at 16x.
    All ballistic reticles can only provide accurate drop points from test shooting the specific weapon upon which it is mounted. Even then it only is accurate for the same ammo and will vary with temperature, altitude, and barometric pressure. Most shooters understand that such reticles are a tool which needs to calibrated and not a magic wand out of the box.
    Personally I would probably sight a big game rifle to be dead on at 200 yards and then test shoot to determine point of impact at the additional stadia lines.
    BDC: [​IMG]
    Plex: [​IMG]
    I hope this helps. Let me know if you've got additional questions.
     
  4. Akkill

    Akkill Well-Known Member

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    Good price this scopes will be a direct competition whit zeiss conquest line, i`m having a hard time loking for a riflescope whit the best glass i can find in a 1" tube inside the 1000 dls , i don`t know how good the optics wold be in this riflescopes buth would be nice a mano a mano between zeiss conquest, swarovski z5, sigtron big sky and similar, i have a khales kx 3-9x42 and in my next purchase i want an upgrade in optic whit the same reliability of the my khales, i do some low ligth hunting and apresiated the good glass.
     
  5. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    I just received the following from Minox:
    Attached you will find a revised Specifications Sheet for the ZA Riflescopes. Please note the changes made in the weights listed for each model. The initial information was developed from engineering design documents. The new information provided was determined by actually weighing production samples. The greatest change is with the ZA 5 4-20x50 SF which was listed at 25 ounces but actually weighs only 18.9 ounces!
    Also you will note an added line in the Windage/Elevation section which states the image plane placement of the reticles. All ZA models place the reticle in the second image plane which provides for a consistent (non-magnifying) visual reticle size at all power settings. This is the “classic” placement of reticles in American style riflescopes.
    Please let me know if you have questions or require additional information
    Technical Data ZA 3 3-9x40
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66000
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66001
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/4" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Reticle/Image Plane 2nd
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 9
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 3
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 40
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 100 yds
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 4.4
    Exit pupil low 13.3
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 31.5
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 10.5
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 12 3/16"
    Main tube length (b) 5 9/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 3/16"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 1 7/8"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 12.8 oz
    Finish Matte
    Technical Data ZA 5 2-10x40
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66010
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66011
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/4" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 72 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 72 MOA
    Reticle/Image Plane 2nd
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 10
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 2
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 40
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 100 yds
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 4.0
    Exit pupil low 20.0
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 47.5
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 9.4
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 12 3/16"
    Main tube length (b) 5 9/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 3/16"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 1 7/8"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 13.1 oz
    Finish Matte
    Technical Data ZA 5 3-15x42
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66020
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66021
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/4" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 60 MOA
    Reticle/Image Plane 2nd
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 15
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 3
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 42
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 100 yds
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 2.8
    Exit pupil low 14.0
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 31.5
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 6.3
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 12 3/16"
    Main tube length (b) 5 9/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 1/6"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3 1/8"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 2 1/16"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 13.7 oz
    Finish Matte
    Technical Data ZA 5 4-20x50-SF
    Order Number
    With MinoPlex Reticle #66030
    With MINOX BDC Reticle #66031
    Windage/Elevation
    Reticle Adjustment/per Click 1/8" at 100 yards
    Windage reticle travel - total 80 MOA
    Elevation reticle travel - total 80 MOA
    Reticle/Image Plane 2nd
    Power Selector
    Magnification high power (+/- 5%) 20
    Magnification low power (+/- 5%) 4
    Objective Lens
    Clear aperture (mm) 50
    Parallax setting or adjustment range 25 yds-∞
    Eyepiece
    Eye relief >4.0
    Exit pupil high 2.5
    Exit pupil low 12.5
    Eyepiece - diopter (min) -2
    Eyepiece + diopter (min) 1.5
    Image
    Field of View Low Power - ft@100 yds 23.6
    Field of View High Power - ft@100 yds 4.7
    Lens Coating
    Fully multicoated w/M* Coating yes
    Mechanical
    Main tube diameter 1 inch
    Overall length (a) 13 1/8"
    Main tube length (b) 5 13/16"
    Front mounting distance (c) 2 7/16"
    Rear mounting distance (d) 2 3/16"
    Objective bell length (e) 3 13/16"
    Eyepiece assembly length (f) 3 9/16"
    Objective diameter (g) 2 3/8"
    Eyepiece diameter (h) 1 9/16"
    Weight 18.9 oz
    Finish Matte
     
  6. Leathel

    Leathel Active Member

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    I see on the Minox site it has the 4-20 as 18 onces and 1/4 clicks

    MINOX Germany: Technical Data

    If that is correct you might want to update your site as I looked at your site then decided not to go down that road....but if it is 1/4 clicks and the lighter weight my next scope may be Minox:)
     
  7. Akkill

    Akkill Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have one of this riflescope yet ? real pics and overall imprecion ?
     
  8. nksmfamjp

    nksmfamjp Well-Known Member

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    Opinions on these scopes now after a couple years?
     
  9. truck driver

    truck driver Well-Known Member

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    Now that these have been on the market a while and looking for a new scope in the 2-10 power range has anyone used them and what are your thoughts. lightbulb
     
  10. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    I have the ZA5 4-20 with the BDC reticle. I think for the money it would be hard to beat, the glass is superb, easily beating my Leupold MK4 scopes for brightness. I have a little backlash in the adjustments but I don't dial the scope so it isn't bothersome. I put this scope on a .25/06 mid-range rifle and with my load sighted dead on at 300 yards I'm +4.5 @ 100 yards, the first stadia line is on @ 350 the second is just about on @ 400 and the "point" of the thick crosshair is on right at 500, all at 20X. I have taken game from 113 yards to 438 yards and it has worked very well for me. I did have one minor issue, the outer sleeve on the eyepiece came loose so I sent it in for repair, it was fixed and returned without any problem.

    Bob
     
  11. truck driver

    truck driver Well-Known Member

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    Ok whats wrong with Minox scopes? Can't get anyone interested in talking about them.lightbulb