Meopta USA Inc. is now offering a new rifle scope that was specifically designed for long range sniper rifles. Called the ZD 6-24×56 RD scope, this optic offers a wide range of magnification, a new illuminated reticle and a third turret that controls the parallax adjustment from 25m to infinity. This is a second focal plane scope.
This scope offers variable magnification from 6x to 24x. All of the glass that is exposed to air is multi coated to reduce glare and reflection, but still provide 99.8% light transmission for each surface. The exposed lenses are also coated to help prevent scratches and other damage. According to the company, the ZD 6-24×56 RD scope meets the relevant military specifications for surface hardness and durability. The total light transmission through the scope is about 92%.
As mentioned above, the reticles are illuminated. The company uses an illumination system that offers 256 settings for a range of lighting conditions. The reticle has integrated range finding marks that work with .308 Win and several other cartridges to provide target estimations.
According to the company, the scopes are submersible, fog proof and shock proof. The scope weighs 30.6 ounces. It has a 30mm main tube and is hard anodized with a black finish. Meopta scopes come with a lifetime warranty.