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January 20, 2010

SHOT Show Report: The Ultimate Long-Range Scope

By David E. Petzal

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from JohnR wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

If I ever decide to become a sniper (in the legal sense) then I will consider mortgaging my house and buy one!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Did you get some autographed silk there Dave?

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from focusfront wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I'm displaying my ignorance, but how do you properly mount a scope like this one that has such a huge bell and such a short tube? Whose mounts will get that thing up high enough to clear the rest of the rifle while grabbing enough tube to hold it firmly?

A 6 x 24 x 72mm? In the words of the drama critic, "For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like."

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from Cbass wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I liked the look of it so much, I ordered one for my .22 LR.

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from focusfront wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I'm going to put one on my Wrist Rocket.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

So what DOES it cost? I looked on the Zeiss site and the most expensive was $1300 or so.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Dave..you are a natural for TV; Brief scope discriptions and all!
Yea...and how much IS the MSRP for this honkin' scope?

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from crm3006 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Just glad to know that DEP is still around, and has not been kidnapped by adoring Booth Babes. Scope is probably good for a lot more yardage than I will shoot, and takes a lot more cabbage than I want to part with. Very nice Zeiss rep, also.

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from lyle gorch wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hate to change the subject, but does anyone recall which outdoor catalog used to feature several pics of Bud Grant, the Vikings coach.

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from HogBlog wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Nice work, and one incredible scope. With, of course, an incredible MSRP.

Oh, and Congrats on the Gresham Award, Dave! Much deserved!

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from Jim in Mo wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

My 572 Fieldmaster doesn't need it but I'm guessing real world price at $2495. Jim

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Don't think I need it either.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Have you ever made a office supply run and walk by those $150 pens, I always wondered if they had spellchecker in them!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Surprised it didn't have a laser rangefinder in it

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from OldSwede wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hard to think of this as the "ultimate" scope once you've looked at a Sightron SIII 10-50x 60mm version!

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from caanders wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Opticsplanet.com has it listed for $3999. The 1000 yard reticle looks sick! What caliber would everyone mount it on? Aside from .50 the next might be .338 Lapua or .338 Federal.

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from Shootstir wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Ahh, so terrible that Zeiss has now come under the management of the marketing department. There is certainly not a market question that this product answers! In fact, I love how she says with a straight face (as she's looking into the camera): "...this is for that 'expert' rifleman who wants that bit of extra distinction..."

You know, for $10,000 retail- I can buy a lot of acreage worth a 'bit of distinction...'.

Sad, but a little funny too.

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from Gary Neal wrote 2 years 45 weeks ago

Thanks for the post Dave. I've been looking for a some new long range tactical rifle scopes. Now I know where to find one.

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from Rockett Singh wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

I love it! The long range scope that my father gave me for Christmas has finally been out to rest. I think I'll give this guy a try, thanks!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Did you get some autographed silk there Dave?

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from focusfront wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I'm displaying my ignorance, but how do you properly mount a scope like this one that has such a huge bell and such a short tube? Whose mounts will get that thing up high enough to clear the rest of the rifle while grabbing enough tube to hold it firmly?

A 6 x 24 x 72mm? In the words of the drama critic, "For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like."

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Dave..you are a natural for TV; Brief scope discriptions and all!
Yea...and how much IS the MSRP for this honkin' scope?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from crm3006 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Just glad to know that DEP is still around, and has not been kidnapped by adoring Booth Babes. Scope is probably good for a lot more yardage than I will shoot, and takes a lot more cabbage than I want to part with. Very nice Zeiss rep, also.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from JohnR wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

If I ever decide to become a sniper (in the legal sense) then I will consider mortgaging my house and buy one!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Cbass wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I liked the look of it so much, I ordered one for my .22 LR.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from focusfront wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I'm going to put one on my Wrist Rocket.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

So what DOES it cost? I looked on the Zeiss site and the most expensive was $1300 or so.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from lyle gorch wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hate to change the subject, but does anyone recall which outdoor catalog used to feature several pics of Bud Grant, the Vikings coach.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from HogBlog wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Nice work, and one incredible scope. With, of course, an incredible MSRP.

Oh, and Congrats on the Gresham Award, Dave! Much deserved!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Jim in Mo wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

My 572 Fieldmaster doesn't need it but I'm guessing real world price at $2495. Jim

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Have you ever made a office supply run and walk by those $150 pens, I always wondered if they had spellchecker in them!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Surprised it didn't have a laser rangefinder in it

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from OldSwede wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hard to think of this as the "ultimate" scope once you've looked at a Sightron SIII 10-50x 60mm version!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from caanders wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Opticsplanet.com has it listed for $3999. The 1000 yard reticle looks sick! What caliber would everyone mount it on? Aside from .50 the next might be .338 Lapua or .338 Federal.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Shootstir wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Ahh, so terrible that Zeiss has now come under the management of the marketing department. There is certainly not a market question that this product answers! In fact, I love how she says with a straight face (as she's looking into the camera): "...this is for that 'expert' rifleman who wants that bit of extra distinction..."

You know, for $10,000 retail- I can buy a lot of acreage worth a 'bit of distinction...'.

Sad, but a little funny too.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Don't think I need it either.

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from Gary Neal wrote 2 years 45 weeks ago

Thanks for the post Dave. I've been looking for a some new long range tactical rifle scopes. Now I know where to find one.

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from Rockett Singh wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

I love it! The long range scope that my father gave me for Christmas has finally been out to rest. I think I'll give this guy a try, thanks!

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