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    Zeiss owners, your comments please

    VICTORY HT 2.510x50 illuminated with adjustable ring for distance shooting

    VICTORY HT 312x56 illuminated with adjustable ring for distance shooting

    Many Thanks in advance

    Regards TH

    Humans are pre wired with fight or flight response
    Great Grandad fought, Grandad fought.
    For the sake of my Grandchild I wish for Less Flight responses entering Europe

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    I presume you mean the asv+ turret?
    great kit if you have a rangefinder.

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    was looking at these last week at mike's, fantastic scopes, the clarity at last light is amazing, that lottery ticket comes up saturday its the first thing i am buying

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    Like you Deanandrew64 i dont own one and i also have looked throught one and was trying to find out peoples thoughts that actually own a zeiss
    But the title of the thread was Zeiss owners, your comments please
    Thanks for the help, i take your point that these scopes are expensive, my query was not about cost
    Please only respond if you are a zeiss owner.
    I find these threads very often are high jacked unintentionally by people being helpful :-))
    If we don’t use a little etiquette the site will deteriorate I feel.
    Many thanks
    TH
    Humans are pre wired with fight or flight response
    Great Grandad fought, Grandad fought.
    For the sake of my Grandchild I wish for Less Flight responses entering Europe

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    I have quite a few Zeiss scopes, all in the 3-12x56 range bar 2 in the 6-24x56 range. The Victories in the 3-12x56 are not Parallax Adjustable but I have had no problem shooting from dawn until dusk and at distance. The glass is crystal clear for my eyes and they are better than my S&B PM11 5-25x56. I also have a 3-12x56 *T that was made in the 90s which is still perfect and used to good effect. I have no doubt they will last a lifetime. For the last two years, I have been using 3-12x56 Diarange on a .308: knowing your range to the meter allows for clinical shot placement.

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    Hi TH
    I think the 50 diameter scope would be the better of the two as it would be able to be set lower thus keeping the rifle fit / cheek weld better.
    The smaller scope will be a bit lighter too.
    Optically there won't be much difference in low light, although the 56 will let a bit more light in when set at the same magnification as the 50.
    Both scopes are IMHO as good as it gets so choose which will make the most comfortable / best balanced rig with your rifle.

    ​Ian

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    I shot bushnell elite 6500 proudly with an honest opinion being they were 'as good as it gets' because 'I can't shoot any better' until a Zeiss turned up for a try and I have to put my hands up and admit that the glass and illuminated functions are a different class and I should have changed sooner. I won't pretend on paper that I shoot better with a Zeiss compared to a Bushnell or other very good scope but in the field it's a different game.

    The likes of the top end Elite's do everything you want a scope to do but the functions that make a difference like the Zeiss ASV and Illuminated options make shooting simpler and easier when distance corrections and poor light would otherwise put pressure on you. I've shot a few deer and foxes now in last light stalking that I couldn't have before until I had the benefit of the fine illuminated dot to work with.

    I think the most important thing I learned after getting Zeiss was with the idea of 'false economy' and while other makes are great in the normal stalking environment and in 'good' light, the Zeiss scopes give you a bit more and the illuminated and ASV options let you place and correct otherwise difficult shots with a precision that you just can't with traditional options. It's a case of hunters shooting less quarry because they put less on their rifle because it was 'good enough' to do. I've passed my rifle to guests more than once to use because with their scope they just couldn't see the deer confidently with their 'good' optics. Hope that helps

    p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
    Hi TH
    I think the 50 diameter scope would be the better of the two as it would be able to be set lower thus keeping the rifle fit / cheek weld better.
    the one on my sako estate rifle is a 56 and on low optilock rings and bases fits the finlite just there is daylight there I promise.

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    From the photo above it does not look like there is much room for adjustment with regards to eye relief on the Sako / Optilock combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant.N View Post
    From the photo above it does not look like there is much room for adjustment with regards to eye relief on the Sako / Optilock combination.
    not with low rings. but its fine for me and 90% of clients only had a couple of bad back men and short neck men struggle.

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