Revealed at this year’s Shot Show 2018 in Las Vegas, the Zeiss Conquest V4 hunting riflescope line offers high end performance and features and is attractively priced from 995 to 1295 Euro MRSP; the range includes four variable magnification models and we talked about the new V4 line here.
In a nutshell, the V4 Conquest line features a 4x zoom ratio, a 30mm tube (a first for a Zeiss entry level riflescope), parallax adjustment (except the 1-4x24), the option of an illuminated reticle on all models except the Conquest V4 4-16×44 and on the two higher magnification models, an ASV Ballistic turret with Zeiss Ballistic zero stop mounted standard from the factory.
Additionally, all models include Zeiss’s proprietary T* and LotuTec premium glass coatings and are nitrogen filled.
On the shooting range with the new ZEISS Conquest V4 6-24x50
We received to test the highest magnification model of the Zeiss Conquest V4 line, the 6-24x50 riflescope with ASV turret and non-illuminated Z-MOA1 reticle that is placed on the second focal plane, as all other V4 riflescopes.
The riflescope is surprisingly light for the size, at 690 grams. However, the build is also very solid and sturdy, giving a feeling of reliability and confidence.
The 6-24x50 features a ballistic elevation turret and a standard capped windage turret, as we already mentioned. This configuration is well versed for hunting situations, as the Z-MOA1 reticle can be used for on-the-fly adjustments and the protection of the cap prevents any accidental zero shifts. The total adjustment range is a large 230 cm elevation x 175 cm windage at 100m.
The focus adjustment knob on the left side of the riflescope is of the low profile type.
We tested the riflescope on a peculiar rifle, a .308 Winchester caliber semiauto H&K MR308 A3: not a hunting rifle, however the accuracy of the gun is such that it can easily reveal the performance of the V4 in long range shooting.
The zoom ring is well braked, smooth and easy to use - although a slightly more gripping surface would have been nice in extreme weather.
We were blown away by the image observed through the 44 mm eyepiece, considering the price. Zeiss claims 90% light transmission with the Conquest V4 range of riflescopes and we concur that it is really bright, more so than any other at the 1200 Euro price point.
The eyepiece offers fast focus and -3 / + 2 diopter adjustment, with a 90 mm eye relief value; the exit pupil diameter is a respectable 7,5 - 2,1 mm at the magnification extremes.
The elevation and windage turrets have ¼ MOA clicks (7 mm per click), and the elevation range is 80 MOA with 20 MOA (80 clicks) per rotation. Clicks are very crisp and clean, no flabbyness and it’s very easy to keep track of how many clicks we’re dialing without looking at the turret. Click repeatability and accuracy are top notch.
What can we say to wrap up
The Zeiss Conquest V4 6-24x50 hunting riflescope is a top level, premium long range hunting riflescope with a record 90% light transmission in its price level, with amazingly bright and super detailed, clear and definite image view through the eyepiece… all this, at a MRSP of just 1195 Euro. We are sure that also long range sport shooters will have their fun with this new product.
Again, as with our review of the Zeiss V6 line of riflescopes, the stated price is MRSP, so it is very possible that a better deal may be available at your loal gunshop. EU prices may vary according to your local VAT tax.
You can find more information on ZEISS Conquest V4 riflescopes directly at the ZEISS website.