In response to growing safety awareness and the associated increase in demand from the law enforcement sector, MINOX offers ZP models in a premium line of tactical riflescopes, developed in close cooperation with specialists to meet all professional requirements. Led by German engineering values, they are designed and manufactured with maximum precision and skilfully engineered down to the smallest detail. From fast close-up shots to precision shots at long distances, for the long-range hunting and sports shooter or for high detail recognition over long distances – the new line of tactical riflescopes offers the right model for every application. Besides its flagship model – the MINOX ZP8 1-8x24 – this new line of riflescopes includes the ZP5 3-15x50 and the ZP5 5-25x56.
The new MINOX ZP8 is a quality riflescope and is well suited for a wide range of applications. It features an 8x magnification, a high quality optical system, a combination of day-time illuminated red dot and twilight illuminated reticles and outstanding operating ergonomics, combined with extreme ruggedness. It also has a 34 mm main tube and offers the shooter maximum flexibility and precision for both close- and long-range shooting. The large field of view also enables the shooter to take aim quickly with reliable target acquisition.
For fast and accurate aiming in unfavourable light conditions, the ZP8 is also fitted with a finely dimmable twilight illuminated reticle at the first focal plane, in addition to the illuminated dot at the second focal plane. Reticle illumination can be adjusted in nine (11) levels of brightness – improving the shooter’s ability to find the point of aim even in poor lighting. Each individual step can be preselected, then switched off to save battery power. The digital electronics system automatically deactivates the illuminated reticle after six hours without operation.
The extended eye relief of 90mm ensures a more accurate shot when situations demand the shooter needs to take aim fast. The smooth magnification setting and easy-to-adjust rubber-armoured eyepiece also permit quick focusing of the object in view. Changing the magnification is done using an ergonomically designed fin. In this way, alterations to the magnification can be made at any time quickly and accurately – in any situation – when wearing gloves for instance.
The new ZP8 also features a Zero Stop. This enables a fast and reliable zero setting at any time – without immediate examination. With the Single Turn (ST) reticle adjustment, the selected setting can be viewed at any time.
The new MINOX ZP models are watertight to a depth of 15m and are filled with inert argon gas for protection and durability of the interior elements. The high-quality optical system and reliable precision mechanics are embedded in an extremely shock-resistant body of special anodized aluminium, commonly found in aerospace engineering, making them well suited for use in extremely tough conditions, such as hot desert areas, sub-tropical climates or regions with arctic temperatures. The MINOX ZP8 1-8x24 is available with the following reticle systems: A8-D, MR 10 and MR 10+.
In addition to the ZP8, the new line also features the following models: The ZP5 3-15x50 is a universal riflescope with a 3x magnification and an extremely large field of view for close-up shooting, while the 15x magnification guarantees necessary performance at long range. Elevation adjustment is available as a double-turn turret. The turrets have a quick release lever for rapid and easy zero setting, even when in the field. The scope offers error-free parallax adjustment from a distance of 50m, preventing target errors and maximum image sharpness. This model is particularly well suited for the long-range hunting and sports shooter. The ZP5 3-15x50 is available with the following reticles: MR5, MR2 and MILDOT.
The MINOX ZP5 5-25x56 long-range rifle scope has been specially designed for large calibers. The 25x magnification with a large reticle adjustment range ensures maximum detail recognition and extreme shooting ranges, whereas the 5x magnification with its large field of view provides the necessary overview. Elevation adjustment is available as single or double-turn feature. The turrets are fitted with a quick-release lever for fast and easy zero setting of the turrets, also when out in the field. The parallax adjustment enables error-free parallax adjustment of the scope from a distance of 50 m. This prevents target errors and additionally provides maximum image sharpness. Practical standard features and straightforward operation guarantee maximum reliability, even under extreme conditions. The ZP5 5-25x56 is available with the following reticles: MR5, MR2 und Mildot.
For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #1/2017, available at SHOT Show 2017; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.