Zeiss 44 or 50 mm

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ks270, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. ks270

    ks270 Active Member

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    I am looking at buying a Zeiss 4.5-14 scope with the z800 reticle.Should I get the 44 or the 50 mm obj? can I mount the 44 using med talley rings? Thanks
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    i use the 44mm., and the only way to know for sure on the rings is to measure your set up, or call the mfg.
     
  3. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    the 14x power in a 44mm lense equates to a 3.1 factor number. The average person cannot use anything more that 4.0, and the older you are the less you can handle. I'd say you'd be just fine. But with a 50mm lense your looking at 3.5, and that would be a little better (will be slightly brighter) with about 15% more light transmission. Still not as much as most would be thinking.
    gary