Zeiss Conquest 5-25x50mm Riflescope Review

Power, reliability and high-magnification sum up the Zeiss Conquest 5-25x50mm Black Rapid Z 1000 Riflescope. If you want a scope that’s going to last and is one of the most powerful magnification rifle scopes in the industry, this scope is a good bet. It’s a mid-range scope that packs a lot of features into its small package. This is a good scope if you’re looking to get some mid- to extra-range hunting practice.

Overview of Features

  • High-resolution & five times zoom for extreme versatility and accuracy.
  • German workmanship: ensures that the highest quality materials, expert craftsmanship and expert attention to detail are maintained.
  • Compact profile, which adds a sleek look to your rifle.
  • Available with RAPID-Z or standard Z-Plex. RAPID-Z provides increased accuracy by using a pre-calculated reticle.
  • High-precision mechanics allow for one-quarter MOA adjustments and 100 percent repeatability from click to shot.
  • Package comes with an objective lens cover and scope.
  • Five-year no-fault policy
  • Lifetime warranty against defects in manufacturing

Carl Zeiss Sport Optics

Expert hunters know that Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is the industry standard for hunting scopes. With each new line of scope that comes out, the accuracy is enhanced and features are improved. The HD5 line of scopes brings with it a five times magnification rate, which is a welcome addition to any hunter. With near-perfect light transmission and high clarity, this line of scopes is sure to please any hunter. Unlike lesser quality scopes, this scope is able to provide a crystal-clear image across the entire spectrum. It also has good light gathering capabilities through the fading daylight hours. Long range and small game hunters will both find this scope a welcome addition to their arsenal.

Technical Information

The tube comes in at a one-inch diameter, with a one-quarter MOS adjustment click value. The scopes exposed turrets are capped, and it comes with finger adjustable turrets that can be reset to zero. There is no zero stop on this gun and it has a medium turret height, which helps to give it a sleek design. The scope comes complete with a fully multi-coated lens and fast focus eyepiece. The scope is lacking is a sunshade, illuminated reticle and there are no rings included.

Scope Construction and Adjustments

The scopes reticle focal plane location is second, and it has a side focus to adjust for parallax. Parallax can cause issues if you don’t view the scope correctly, but this feature can help you correct for it. It has variable power settings ranging from five times to 25 times. The reticle construction is glass-etched, making for a more reliable and durable part. The construction is water and fog proof, and if you drop your scope, it can also withstand shock. The maximum internal adjustments for windage is 40 MOA and elevation is 60 MOA.

Practical Application and Use

The one drawback to the scope is that it does come in a bit on the heavy side. The new Rapid-Z 1000 scope was newly designed for 2013. It has the only reticle in the complete line of New Rapid-Z products that is designed for use with specific calibers — the tactical 7.62 or the .308 Win. Overall, this product has the most advanced super zoom in the industry, precision mechanics and a state of the art reticle. This is a scope that will last a lifetime, and virtually eliminate the need for any other scope.