POTD: Zeiss V8 4.8-35×60 pointed towards the moon

    I mounted the brand new Zeiss V8 4.8-35×60 on a rifle (Ruger Precision Rifle) and wanted to see how it behaved in twilight and darkness.

    On a fairly clear night, there were some light, thin clouds, I pointed the setup towards the moon.

    I have to say I’m very impressed by the V8’s performance. It’s quite difficult to take photographs through a lens (a photo through a lens through a lens, what could go wrong?), so these photos don’t really do the Zeiss V8 justice but I think they are still worth sharing.

    350 clicks right, 3500 clicks up…The Ruger Precision Rifle is a fine rifle, but I doubt the .308 Win would leave orbit.

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    I had to zoom out from x35 to fit the moon!

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    The stuff outside the scope is parts of my garden.


    The setup in broad daylight: Ruger Precision Rifle in .308 Win with a Zeiss V8 4.8-35×60 ASV in a Spuhr SP-6002 mount. Magpul magazine with LaRue Tactical extension and TAB Gear support. Atlas bipod.

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