Breaking news – Zeiss Conquest V6
Premium scopes at medium prices?!
On the IWA show in Nuremberg starting the 3rd of March 2017 Zeiss will launch its brand new series of rifle scopes. The Zeiss Conquest V6 scope family consists of three scopes to begin with. All of them with a 6x zoom-range.
By Jens Ulrik Høgh
With a 1.1-6×24, a 2-12×50 and a 2.5-15×56 the V6 series cover all essential needs. A driven hunt scope, an all-rounder and a low light performer. Nothing special in the line-up – the interesting part is the features and the prices.
According to the brief presentation I saw a little more than a week before IWA and again today on the media day, the new Zeiss Conquest V6 line features some very impressive characteristics and technical solutions.
The scopes are made in Germany. They all feature optional integrated Zeiss rail mounts for super easy, strong and accurate installation on the rifle. They all come with T* coating as well as Zeiss proprietary hydrophobic LotuTec coating on the outer lens surfaces. The bigger scopes even features premium fluoride glass in the objective lens to enhance image quality.
As their bigger brothers in the HT line, they all have optional illuminated reticles and they all use the superfine fiber optic red center dot known from the high-end scopes. The motion sensors known from the HT line are also integrated in these scopes, which makes the light burn longer by automatically turning it off, when the hunter is simply waiting for the chance.
The V6 scopes claim a 92% light transmission, which is the same as the V8 series but a little less than the HT series. It should be more than enough for any nighttime hunting application. It is even possible to choose ASV bullet drop compensator turrets as an option on the two larger models. It is frankly hard to see how this new line of scopes is different from the V8 line on any points other than the zoom range. The features are indeed very impressive – at least on paper. Please remember that all data presented in this text comes from Zeiss. I have only had a chance to handle the scopes shortly on the shooting range today but I would be very surprised if the quality eventually turns out to be disappointing.
This brings me to the most surprising part of this story. The prices of these supposedly high-end scopes seems extremely attractive. The driven hunt scope has a suggested retail price of only 1,395 € while the price tags on the bigger scopes are 1,595 € and 1,695 € respectively. That is a little more than half the prices of their V8 counterparts. If the new Conquest V6 performs as good in real life as they do on paper they will probably sell like hotcakes!
We hope to get back to you soon with a field test of the new Zeiss Conquest V6 scopes!