Rapid z 1000 calibrations

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  1. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a 6.5-20 conquest /rapid z 1000. Does anyone know what the calibrations are in moa at 20 power between the various hashmarks. I am going to try to apply it to a custom load. Any help would be appreciated.....Rich
     
  2. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Try calling the folks at Zeis. The have been more than helpful when I have had questions.

    1-800-441-3005
     

  3. LRSickle

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    I have a couple Zeiss with the rapid-Z reticles. Go to www.zeiss.com/sports and they have a balistic calculator. Punch in your bullet, velocity, BC ect, ect. It will come up with a yardage for every line on your reticle out to 1000 yards. I did this with my 257 Wby and came out real close.
     
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  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I actually did both. Talked to Bob coletta at Zeiss. He was very helpful. Also used the Zeiss calculator...Thanks again.....Rich
     
  5. sscoyote

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    Rich, did they give u the subtension stats on that reticle?
     
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Sure did! .250 on crosshair, .20 all other aiming crosshairs, .25 dots.....Rich
     
  7. G-gear

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    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.
     
  8. G-gear

    G-gear Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE

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

    Springfield Armory Rifles

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    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...

    :rolleyes: 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!

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    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. :D


    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


    G-gear
    chris_59@q.com
     
  9. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I have two of the 6.5-20x50 Z1000's . I have one on my 6.5 Sherman and the other is going on my 300 Sherman. With a little resourcefulness on the zero, it is surprising how useful this reticle is on several applications. I have target turrets for the long range stuff but I like the option of the range bars for quick shots. I had a bad experience last year on a herd of Antelope that were changing distance so fast that I couldn't keep up with the turrets only. Long story:D:D.......Rich
     
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