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just purchased a minox za5 3x15x50 xr-bdc reticle. i bought it from swfa, and the question that i have is there is no information about the bdc in the box or on the website. hoping that one of the members may know something about this reticle, it will be used on a 270win. shooting a 130gr bullet.
i need to know if i should zero at 100yds. and then what would be the value of each line below be used at what yardage. or do i sight in at 200 and then the lines below would follow as 300,400, and so on
any information on this reticle will much be appreciated
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Here is the Minox reticle subtension information:

http://www.minox.com/fileadmin/downloads/produktinfos/riflescopes/MINOX_ZAReticleSubtensions-Rev03_15_2011.pdf

It looks like the reticles are designed to be used with a 200 yard zero, and they call the lower crosshairs the 300 yard crosshair, 400 yard crosshair, etc.  It is unlikely that your specific load at your elevation and temperature is going to match the BDC exactly, so you will need to actually shoot ... a lot ... and match the reticle to your load.  You can get closer by running some tables through a ballistic calculator, and match them to the given subtensions in the above document.  You will still need to verify with actual shooting.  Also, the reticle is Second Focal Plane (SFP), so you will need to keep it at the highest power when using the BDC.

BDC reticles take some work to get "tuned," but are sure quick and useful when they are.

Good luck.



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thanks for the information, i will check out that link
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Minox does not put a lot of effort into the reticles on their site.

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El Jefe,
I'm becoming very interested in the ZA5 series of scopes. What is your opinion of the eye relief? They say "greater than" 4" and I'm concerned that the scope may need to be mounted VERY far forward. Did you have any kind of problem mounting the scope in regards to eye relief or the eye box?
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Have one of the ZA5s and when it's mounted on my M70 in 270 WSM, eye relief is fine and the scope doesn't have to be mounted far forward.  But that works for me.  It may not work for you, but I'd suggest checking one out.
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Originally posted by slimatsea slimatsea wrote:

El Jefe,
I'm becoming very interested in the ZA5 series of scopes. What is your opinion of the eye relief? They say "greater than" 4" and I'm concerned that the scope may need to be mounted VERY far forward. Did you have any kind of problem mounting the scope in regards to eye relief or the eye box?
I have one on a Remington 700 in .204 with Talley rings. No issues what so ever with mounting.

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