First Look: Zeiss LRP S3 Riflescope

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posted on September 8, 2022
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Zeiss has announced the release of its all-new first focal plane (FFP) riflescope, the Zeiss LRP S3. For long-range precision shooting and hunting, the riflescope includes broad total elevation travel, a daytime-visible illuminated reticle, a ballistic stop, and an externally locking windage turret. The product family consist of two models: Zeiss LRP S3 425-50 and 636-56. Both are available in either milliradian (MRAD) or minute-of-angle (MOA) configurations. “With the LRP S3 we have expanded our successful long-range precision scope portfolio to provide more options for highly reliable and precise optics that are ready for competition,” stated Kyle Brown, director of marketing and products for Zeiss Consumer Products USA.

“In long-range rifle competitions, shooters will experience challenging conditions like switching winds, poor and harsh lightning or the stress of time”, explained Brown, who is an experienced long-range precision shooter himself. “You may not be able to control these conditions, but you can certainly adjust for them with your choice of a riflescope.” With up to 160 MOA or 46.5 MRAD of total elevation travel for the 425-50 model and 110 MOA or 32 MRAD for the 636-56 model, the LRP S3 ensures bullet impact even on the most distant targets. The riflescopes utilize Zeiss’ proven external elevation turret with enhanced engraving for precise shot placement. Together with the ballistic stop, which provides an absolute and true return to zero, and the external locking windage turret, the Zeiss LRP S3 offers the shooter easy access for immediate wind correction and a locking feature to secure the setting.

The LRP S3 FFP's optical performance is assured via the use of extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements and Zeiss’ proprietary T* multi-layer lens coating for optimum color fidelity, image brightness and edge-to-edge sharpness within the entire field-of-view. Additionally, the new riflescopes deliver 90-percent light transmission for a noticeably brighter image. Zeiss’ protective LotuTec lens coating, for anti-fogging and to repel dust, dirt, or fingerprints, completes the advanced optical design of the Zeiss LRP S3.

The proven FFP reticles ZF-MOAi and ZF-MRi represent MOA and MRAD smarter reticle designs. “Our powerful daylight-visible illuminated reticles were designed with professional input from active competitors and instructors”, reported Brown. “Each incorporate distinct, clean, and easy-to- understand reference marks along the main horizontal and vertical lines of the reticle”. Both offer fine line reticle subtensions and floating center dots to serve the demands of precision shooters and long-range hunters alike. The user can select red or green illumination and the preferred setting from five intensity levels. Only the center section of the reticle is illuminated for the most precise point of aim, even when viewing against challenging targets or in harsh lighting conditions.

With its 34 mm aluminum main tube mono-bloc housing, shock tested up to 1,500g-force and waterproofing up to 400 mbar, the LRP S3 is not only compact but also very robust. It is engineered for extreme usage in rough terrain. “The LRP S3 meets all requirements not only for long-range competitions but also for particularly demanding hunting situations over long distances”, Brown summed up.

For more information on these scopes, which are covered by Zeiss’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Five- Year No-Fault Policy, check out zeiss.com.

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