[SHOT 2022] Zeiss Precision LRP S5 Scopes

    [SHOT 2022] Zeiss LRP S5

    This year at SHOT Show Zeiss is showing off their brand new LRP S5 rifle scopes. These high-performance rifle scopes are aimed at the hunting and long-range precision shooting markets.

    [SHOT 2022] Zeiss LRP S5

    Zeiss @ TFB:

    Zeiss Precision LRP S5 Scopes

    Here at TFB, we have previously covered the announcement of the Zeiss Long-Range Performance (LRP) S5 Scopes, so I won’t bore you with retreading old ground. Instead, I’ll encourage you to check out Nick C’s excellent coverage. A quick recap is that Zeiss has released a new high-performance rifle scope. It will be offered in two base models, the 318-50 and 525-56. The 318-50 is almost exactly what it sounds like, a 3.6-18×50 model, and the 525-56 is exactly what it sounds like, a 5-25×56 model.

    New Information

    [SHOT 2022] Zeiss LRP S5

    The new information presented by the Zeiss both rep here at SHOT warrants another look. The mils turret will have a “more tactile click” every whole mil of adjustment. So for example, if you were in a low-light condition, and wanted to adjust 4.2 mils, you would feel a more tactile click every 10th adjustment. Four of those, and two regular clicks, and you’re exactly where you need to be.

    [SHOT 2022] Zeiss LRP S5. Note the mils, at the whole numbers (here 11, 10, 9) there is a much more tactile click while adjusting the turret.

    The reticles on the new scope are “true daylight visible”. In other words, despite glare and sunshine, the illumination on the reticle will be visible to your eye. In part, this can be attributed to the 90% light transmissibility the LRP S5 has. At least, 90% on paper. The booth rep confirmed that practical testing showed slightly above 90% light transmission through the scope.

    [SHOT 2022] Zeiss LRP S5

    The LRP S5 during testing withstood multiple shock tests of 1,500 g-forces. According to the Zeiss product announcement, the design requirements included “initial shock testing of over 800 impact cycles at 1,000 g-forces”.

    [SHOT 2022] Zeiss ZF-MRi Reticle, courtesy of Zeiss. At 5x (left) and 25x (right) magnification.

    Fast facts for the LRP S5

    • Magnification: 3.6-18×50, and 5-25×56
    • Weight: 32.3oz for the 3.6-18 model, and 35.6oz for the 5-25 model
    • Overall Length: 13″ and 15.6″ respectively
    • Reticle: ZF-MOAi (MOA) or ZF-MRi (MRAD)
    • Eye Relief: 3.5″
    • Elevation Adjustment Range: 40.7 MRAD / 140 MOA
    • Fogproof: Nitrogen purged
    • Waterproof: 400mbar tested
    • MSRP: $3299 for the 3.6-18 and $3599 for the 5-25
    • Release Date: Shipping now

    Benjamin is a recent graduate living in Virginia with a master’s degree in Criminology. He was introduced to firearms at summer camp when he was thirteen. Ever since his first shot with a .22LR bolt-action he has been in love with shooting sports. He is a moderator on the TFB Discord, which can be found at https://discord.gg/bcVD9zw, and can occasionally be found on twitter @BFriedmanUSA.