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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three scope types? Also, which brand is the best: They come in Kahles, Hensoldt and Kaps.

Any experience with them? Worth buying? Who sells them?

Please advise.
 

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If you haven't been to mg42.net's website, you need to look at this page to read about the differences of the three models. Basically the Model One does not have a lighted reticle feature and one must manually focus for all ranges. The Model Two has the manual focus and the reticle that can be illuminated. The Z24 is the latest development and allows the reticle to be lighted, but its focus is preset at the factory.

HK G3 Hensoldt scopes*** ©mg-42.net 2008

I know of only a few places selling these. Cheaper Than Dirt still has stock on the Z24 and the Model One.

SCP-074 - 4x Sniper Scope and Mount German Hensoldt Fero Z24 Fits H&K 41 91 93 G3 Rifles Original German
SCP-971 - H&K G3 Hensoldt ZF Model ONE 4x24 Scope and Mount Fits H&K 41 and 91 and 93 and G3 Rifles with 4x Magnifiction

Robert at robertrtg.com is still selling the Model One

G3 Hensoldt ZF Model ONE 4x24 Scope and Mount, RTG Gun Parts

As for which manufacturer is better, it is a moot point. If the vendors have them from different manufacturers, you cannot choose which one you'll get in your order. And knowing the Germans' penchant for perfection, all of the scopes are equal when it comes to quality. Those Germans would not have it any other way.

I have a Model One (Karl Kaps) that I bought when the supply ran out of Z24's a couple of years ago. I had forgotten that I had left a Z24 on backorder with CTD. So when they got their resupply, one (Hensoldt) of these showed up at my house. So I kept them both. Both are super quality. I have not seen a Model Two for sale from a vendor in over two or three years. Maybe some others know of places that I have missed.
 

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My hensoldt Z24 or fero -z has the iluminator and the glass is crystal clear like the acogs i,ve looked thru. Holds zero on and off perfectly and the BDC knob on top,goes up to 6 for 600m. It works perfect once you zero it at 100 on the "1" setting. I turn it to the 4 setting with quality m-80 147-150 ball and the round hits dead center of a man sized target at 400yrds.I haven,t used it at 600 YET,but I,m gettin closer. You will still see these scopes used with the german army sniper units in pictures all over the web. Top shelf glass,but not made for target shooting per say. Its made for man sized targets like its intended to.MOST People think magnification is what matters,but the CLARITY of the glass is what makes a 4x ZEISS scope more accurate then a 9x ncstar,leapers barska ,etccc.. The list goes on. The Z24 works FLAWLESS.
 

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If you haven't been to mg42.net's website, you need to look at this page to read about the differences of the three models. Basically the Model One does not have a lighted reticle feature and one must manually focus for all ranges. The Model Two has the manual focus and the reticle that can be illuminated. The Z24 is the latest development and allows the reticle to be lighted, but its focus is preset at the factory.

Thanks for the link mg42.net. Very educational.
 

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You can't go wrong with these scopes since they usually come with a case and claw mount.
I got two Z24's from CTD several years ago, plus a spare GERMAN claw mount. As mentioned above, the optics are PERFECT and condition GREAT!
Prices are jumping on them also so go fast!!
 

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Dont forget Steiner and Schmidt and Bender......they made Mod 1's as well....I run a Steiner on my V93 and love it.....maintans perfect zero to boot.....The OD green color of them is kinda cool as well. Some other other great scopes if you can find them are the hensoldt Blitz (like a Mod 2 but with tritium illumination, a .223 bdc , and circle/chevron reticle), Swarovski Cobra (1.5x with a "donut of death" reticle"), and Swarovski ZFM 4x.....
 

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Okay, since Villafuego has increased our knowledge with other manufacturers and models, here's another. This is a link to AA-OK.com and their offering of the Hensoldt-Wetzlar ZF G41 scope. I do not know anything about this scope, but from the pictures it appears to be based on the Model One. This one has the BDC for the .223/5.56 round and it will only set you back a little less than $1200.00. If only I had the cash!

Hensoldt Wetzlar ZF G41 SCOPE w/ ARMS MOUNT | AA-OK
 

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Hensoldt = Goodness.

A 91 clone without one in the safe is naked IMHO. (or the other German made brands)

Love it.
 
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