This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
For practical competition shooting I now use a Zeiss V8 1.1-8x in a Spuhr mount, with an Aimpoint Micro (H1 or H2 doesn’t matter) mounted on the side on the Spuhr mount. It’s not the cheapest solution, but the best I’ve seen and it works well for me.
Before I used a Swarovski Z6i 1-6x, but the 8 power and the tiny dot in the Zeiss reticle has improved my long range hits, especially on steel targets. The eye box is still pretty forgiving in the Zeiss, and better than the Swarovski 1-8x.
From a perfect view thru the Zeiss, I only need to tilt my rifle a tiny bit to the left and I have Aimpoint’s red dot on my retina, without having to move my head.
At the First IPSC Rifle World Shoot in Russia there were a lot of targets transitions from close to mid-range up to almost 300 meters away, and my solution for the optics really helped me and my Tror PAR to bag a World Shoot Medal.
Uronen Precision now have a similar solution. Same, same, but different you could say.
Although I haven’t tried it I can say it looks pretty neat, and would definitely work.
Their side mount attaches to the Uronen Precision Zeiss ZM rail mount, and uses 2 front screws.
It works for the secondary sight mount for C-More RTS2. Only minimum rotation of rifle in hand is needed when using this sight/mount combo.
The mount is made from 7075 aluminum, and Uronen Precision claims this mount will not bend or break. (PS I have a friend who can try that…)
The price is 65 Euros, including 24% VAT and mounting screws.
You will need the Uronen Precision Scope Mount Zeiss ZM/VM as well, and your Zeiss Z8 has to be with a rail.