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Anyone with personal experience with this?? Looking at the Rapid Z 1000, on their Conquest scope model. It's going to go on a heavy barrel bolt .308 out of which only 168grain Federal Match is shot....Thank you - jim
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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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Don't have experience with the 1000, but use the Z800, and love it. Anything specific you wanted to know?
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I've done some research and the accounts seem to be running favorably. My real question was the accuracy, or correctness of the reticle hold overs.
I see the Rapid Z 1000 is specifically calibrated for the 168 grain match bullet, that's why I was leaning this way. I use this rifle for some informal friendly competition from 100, out to 600 yards, with an occasional challenge at 700+ yards, for rapidly engaging 12 to 18 inch plates at "relatively" known distances. Thanks.....jim
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I'm sure you know this but even with reticles that have holdover marks and reticles that are calibrated for certain loads you do have to test them first had to see how they match up with your gun and load........   Just saying.  Nothing intended by that
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I like my Z800 with 150 gr bullets. Have not tried any 168 grain yet, but you do need to play with it to get in the ball park. I've only messed with it to 300 yds so far, but it seems to work fairly well once you figure out which line to hold on for your load.
 
 
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The odds of the reticle being dead-on for you are slim, that isn't the way "ballistic reticles" ever work out.  Time on the range will tell you where the proper aiming points are.  Also, be advised, you will need to be at a specific power for the hold-overs to be consistent - that's why I've moved away from SFP reticles in ranging or hold-over applications.
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14,x in my case......
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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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RC makes a good point. You will need to use Zeiss's Rapid-Z calculator to get you in the ball park of what magnification to set the scope on. You may have to tweak it a little. I think you should be able to accomplish you goal with a little time and practice with the scope. I've got mine hitting milk jugs out to 700 yds. At 600 and beyond, the wind call will be the biggest challenge.
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you should switch to 175,190 or 208s-- The rapid 1000 is set for bullets with a bc in the .5 to .6 area with a velocity from 2500 to 2800 fps. doesn't matter what the caliber is. The turrets are in 1/2 mil and the reticle can be expressed in moa or mil. The hold overs for a 175 smk at 2650 are
500 yds, 11.2 moa
400 yds,7.9
300 yds. 4.8
200 yds.2 the same as a ballistic table.
or what I do is.
set scope up and rezero to 5.8 mil at 500 yd zero then either use holdovers or dial back to zero and dial in if you want.
hold over with 100 yd, zero or (reset to zero are)
bar 6 189 yds.
bar 7 340 yds.
bar 8 490
bar 9 625
bar 10 760
with elevation dialed at 5.9 mil and using 500 yd. zero
at markings 12x ( hold marker on the one)
with 100 yd. change 300 marker becomes 400 yd. (you wil need to experiment with this one).  most ranging is done at the highest power regardless of sfp or ffp to get the most accurate reading which is still going to be off 3-5% of the ranged range. and also most shots past 600 yds will also be on the highest power  for target recognition,
shots with this reticle past 800 are difficult as you are looking at the bottom 1/4 or 1/8 of the fov and its easy to "loose" the shot. (not that 1000 yd is easy with any setup).
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