Rapid Z 1000 for 6.5x55?

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  1. Blackwater25

    Blackwater25 Member

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    Can the Rapid z 1000 only be used with .308, or can it be used with a more obscure caliber like 6.5x55 as well? Thanksgun)
     
  2. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My advice would be to call zeis direct. I had a similar type question. They have very good tech people. My guess is they will tell you that it will work along with talking you thru how to use their ballistic calculator.
     

  3. tobehunted

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    I bought 1 to be used on my 300 rum ,didnt know it when i got it ,got a good deal on it at an auction but it says on the paperwork its for 308. With my 300 rum i start on the 4th line and by the 10th im out to 1400 yds. I really like the thing and i had to shoot each line to verify what yardage it was but hey that was fun building a chart.lightbulbOnce i got it done i look at my chart and fire away no matter what the yardage isgun)My 300 is shootin a 190 VLD at 3100 fps, if you got something around 2800 ,2700 fps it would be a lot closer to match the reticle drop.I can go pull out the paperwork and give you particulars if you want.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Just have the leupold custom shop build you what you want for your rifle cartridge combintation! Its cheeper and you will be more pleased with the end result!
     
  5. royinidaho

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    What tobehunted said, in spades.......

    It has to be done regardless of what cartridge is used with any drop reticle.
     
  6. G-gear

    G-gear Well-Known Member

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    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

    gun)

    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...

    :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!

    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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  7. 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

    gun)

    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
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