Zeiss Conquest no parallax number on knob?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by drespecki, May 11, 2011.

  1. drespecki

    drespecki Well-Known Member

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    Just received my new Zeiss Conquest but noticed it had no yardage numbers on the parallax knob on the left side? Is this right? it starts with a 30 and has 10 hash marks and ends with the infinity....
     
  2. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Yardage marks are actually pretty useless on a parallax knob. Just get set up and adjust until parallax is eliminated.
     

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I have a mark 4 , and I just located ranges in the field and marked my knob w/ tape. So if I am in timber and expect a 100 yrs shot I know where to set it. If I am speed goat hunting I roll at 400 and adjust as needed
     
  4. drespecki

    drespecki Well-Known Member

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    Geez, you think they would at least give you a general point of reference instead of just a line..... Didn't Zeiss mark the knobs with number on older models?
     
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    Broz Well-Known Member

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    graywolf Well-Known Member

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    I have a 4.5-14x44 rapid z 800. I agree its an issue that the parallax dial has labels for the 30 yd and infinity marks but in between are 10 marks with no labels. It's not a big problem when I have time to focus, but sometimes I want to be able to quickly dial in a known distance- its aggravating. All my other scopes with parallax adjustment have labeled adjustments
     
  7. tpbscha

    tpbscha Well-Known Member

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    The older ones did have 100yd increment references. The new ones just have unmarked lines.
     
  8. drespecki

    drespecki Well-Known Member

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    It seems odd to not have a general quick reference.....very hard to tell where you are unless you mark them yourself.
     
  9. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    A general quick reference is of no real use.

    So what if you set it on 100yds and a hog jumps out at 137 yds? At that point, you either have to look through the scope and adjust it, or just shoot and hope that your cheek weld is correct.

    The easy thing to do while hunting is to set your scope to low power with parallax at infinity until you need to make a precision shot.

    -- richard