Well Known Rokslider
- Mar 6, 2020
Hi Thomas, Got it!Meaning: I didn't notice the weight because I had no interest. I just look through scopes and shoot them. When the scope isn't mine, I'm also careful with them. I doubt it is a particularly lightweight scope.
Finally scored a ZP5 with a THLR reticle from a dealer who was closing out old stock ... so got it for one third of the usual price!
@Formidilosus - what rings would you recommend for this?
It's going on a T3x Superlite/Elite (fluted) 6.5 Creed in a Bravo stock.
Currently wears an LRTS in a Raptor mount for the combination of weight reduction, but reduced possibility of torque from separate rings.
Raptors don't go to 34 mm, and I don't think Sportsmatch do either.
Would you go separate rings, or a monomount? Does the heavier scope mean torque from separate rings is more or less of an issue?
And I know you've often advocated for rings directly to the action; does this change with the ring / mount options available for 34 mm tubes in your estimation?
Thanks Form,Due to the available mounts, I use the factory pic mount, degreased and loctited, and including loctiting the rail itself as the factory does. Then pic rings that you like- I generally use NF Ultra Lights and Warne Mountain Techs.
If going the NF Ultra Lights, and wanting a relatively high mount to use with the Bravo (as it has a high cheek piece), and I prefer a more upright head position / am following the field shooting approach of not trying to get the scope as close to the barrel as possible, what height would suit the ZP5 - the 1.375" or 1.5"?
And for comparison's sake, which height are on the rifle in the eval thread?
Oh, and four-screw or six-screw?
And just to revisit the 'use-case' aspect of this scope ... do you see any value of placing it on a stock 223 T3X?
Do you personally see any tangible advantages of the ZP5 on that platform over, say the SWFA 3-9?
Hi Form, any reason to not go with the Spuhr Hunting Series rings, which have a direct-mount option for T3 rails (https://spuhrwebshop.com/en/hunting/sakotikka/34/sct-4006a.html)?Due to the available mounts, I use the factory pic mount, degreased and loctited, and including loctiting the rail itself as the factory does. Then pic rings that you like- I generally use NF Ultra Lights and Warne Mountain Techs.
Is there any functional issue with the split in the rings being diagonal? I seem to recall Ilya saying he didn't like it (but possibly on the heavier-duty version) - I seem to recall he said something about the diagonal split causing issues, but I'm not sure what.