Zeiss had the World Premiere at IWA 2017 in Germany for their new Conquest V6 riflescope.
They presented three new models: 1.1-6×24, 2-12×50, and 2.5-15×56.
The Conquest V6 line uses the high-quality FL lenses of the Victory line for the first time, with a light transmission of 92%.
The V6 comes with an intelligent motion sensor, so that your illuminated dot is automatically activated and deactivated to save battery until you really need it.
In terms of quality, Zeiss simply refers to “Made in Germany“.
The trend with high-powered zooms continues, and I’m sure that the Zeiss V6 line will be very popular among hunters.
To break into the practical and competition shooting with the V6, Zeiss need to extend the amount of suitable reticles. A true 1x power would have been very nice too, but most practical shooters go for the (much more expensive) V8 1.1-8x instead, which also offers other reticles.
Below: Zeiss V6 1.1-6x. It offers a large field of view, which is very useful for the overview.
The field of view at 100m is 38.1 m at 1.1x and 6.6 m at 6x power.
A sixfold zoom on a sight that feels very robust and precise, at an attractive price, is sure to sell. The eyebox felt very good, even though an exhibition is hardly the best place to test this.
The distance for the exit pupil is 90 mm.
At only 505 gram the 1.1-6x is not very heavy either.
The price feels right and competitive. The V6 1.1-6x has a recommended price of around 1 400 Euros. (1 480 USD).
The allround V6 2-12×50 riflescope will sell for around 1 600 Euros (1 690 USD) and the flagship V6 2.5-15×56 around 1 700 Euros (1 790 USD).
ZEISS Conquest V6 riflescopes* The optional BDC (ASV V6) allows you to remain on target for maximum hunting distances. A large exit pupil ensures fast target acquisition.* FL glass and high light transmission for optimal image brightness and target resolution.* Minimal target subtension The fine crosshairs in the 2nd image plane ensure minimal target subtension and maximum visibility during the day and at night.* 6x Zoom An extended magnification range provides variable applications on the hunt* Dependable and robust. Precision when it counts – a very robust construction and extremely reliable internal components assure flawless operation in all conditions.
ZEISS Conquest V6 represents the perfect combination of precision and reliability down to the very last detail: optimal image quality and target resolution, fine crosshairs in the 2:nd image plane, robust mechanics and outstanding design. An intelligent motion sensor, the new BDC for Conquest V6 (ASV V6) as well as the proven LotuTeccoating make it the powerful mid-range from ZEISS.
The BDC (Bullet drop compensator) for the V6 looks a little different to the V8, so it will be interesting to compare the functions in a future test.
The new Zeiss Conquest V6 riflescopes will be available from April, 2017. At least in Europe.