The Art of Precision: MINOX presents Premium Tactical Riflescopes

In response to a growing safety awareness and the respective increase in demand in the law enforcement sector, the optical specialist MINOX is presenting ZP models in a Premium line of tactical riflescopes at the IWA 2014. These scopes have been developed in close cooperation with specialists to meet all professional requirements. Led by the values of German engineering culture they are designed and manufactured with maximum precision and skillfully perfected down to the smallest detail. From fast close-up shots up to the precision shot 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 MINOX riflescopes includes the ZP5 3-15x50 and the ZP5  5-25x56.

The new MINOX ZP8 is a riflescope of superlative quality and is excellently suited for a wide range of applications featuring an 8x magnification, a high quality optical system, a combination of day-time illuminated red dot and twilight illuminated reticles as well as outstanding operating ergonomics and extreme ruggedness.

The new MINOX ZP8 has a 34 mm main tube as well as an 8x magnification range, offering the shooter maximum flexibility and precision for close range 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 unfavorable 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 2nd focal plane. The reticle illumination can be adjusted in 9 (11) levels of brightness – this improves the shooter’s ability to find the point of aim even in poor lighting. Each individual step can be preselected and then switched off to save battery power. The digital electronics system automatically deactivates the illuminated reticle after 6 hours without operation.

The extended eye relief of 90 mm ensures a more accurate shot when situations demand the shooter to take aim fast. Also the smooth magnification setting and easy-to-adjust rubber-armored eyepiece 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 having a look. With the Single Turn (ST) reticle adjustment, the selected setting can be viewed at any time.

The new MINOX ZP models are watertight down to a depth of 15 meters and are filled with inert argon gas for excellent 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 anodized special aluminum, commonly found in aerospace engineering. This makes the ZP models well suited for use in extremely tough conditions – such as hot desert areas, sub-tropical climates or regions with arctic low-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 ZP line also features the following models: The MINOX 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 the necessary long distance range. Elevation adjustment is available as a double-turn turret. The turrets have a quick-release lever for quick and easy zero setting, 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 offers 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 und 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.