MINOX ZA 3 & ZA 5 Riflescopes

gr8fuldoug

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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 - [email protected] yds 31.5
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] yds 47.5
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] yds 31.5
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] yds 23.6
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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









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.
 
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gr8fuldoug

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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:

Plex:

I hope this helps. Let me know if you've got additional questions.
 

Akkill

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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.
 

gr8fuldoug

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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 - [email protected] yds 31.5
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] yds 47.5
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] yds 31.5
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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 - [email protected] yds 23.6
Field of View High Power - [email protected] 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
 

Leathel

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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:)
 

Akkill

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

truck driver

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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
 

Nimrod

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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
 

truck driver

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

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