Offered in 3-9X42mm, 3-10X50mm and 4-12X52mm, Kahles' multizer0 riflescope is just the ticket for serious long-range varmint hunters. It allows shooters to pre-set up to five different yardage settings while holding dead-on at all ranges. All you have to do is dial up a yardage, center the crosshairs and let'er fly.
Joel Harris, national sales manager for Kahles Opiks, says the multizer0 riflescope is a valuable tool for hunters who are serious about long-range accuracy. This past summer, Joel visited NAHC headquarters where he demonstrated the benefits of the multizer0. I had lots of questions for him.
GK: Why is the Kahles multizer0 such a good choice for the serious Western varmint hunter? What can it do that other long-range scopes can't?
Harris: Instead of allowing zeroing in at only one shooting distance like conven- tional riflescopes, the multizer0 allows the presetting of up to five different shooting distances.
GK: Can you explain the concept of the multizer0 and some of its applications?
Harris: Standard target turrets feature numbered clicks that can be found with the help of a distance/drop table. This works fine for target shooters, but is extremely slow under hunting conditions. With the multizer0, you can preset five different independently moveable index marks that corre- spond to specific distances. This eliminates the excess adjustment to the first and closest shooting distance and any excess adjustment past your furthest sight adjustment. Once a rifle is zeroed in at the five shooting distances, the hunter is able to dial in the corresponding index mark to compensate for ballistic drop at a specific shooting distance within seconds and hold dead-on.
GK: Is this primarily a tool for shooting at extremely long ranges or am I missing something?
Harris: It allows extremely precise shooting at five different distances while aiming right through the middle of the crosshairs. Or it allows you to set up to five different 100-yard sight-ins for a variety of bullet weights.
GK: Is it a complicated system to master?
Harris: Not at all. After zeroing the scope in normally at the closest desired distance (e.g. 100 yards), you simply switch to mode B on the turret, turn it counter-clockwise until it stops and then switch to mode C. Now you have established a base setting of 100 yards with the turret turned counter-clockwise until it stops. Continue the zeroing in process normally on the farther distances (e.g. 200, 300 yards, etc.). Every time you hit the bulls-eye at the relevant distance, move one of the four index marks so it lines up with the main index mark. All the work presetting the distances is done at the range, so in the field it's just a matter of ranging your target, setting the turret to the corresponding index mark and holding dead-on.
GK: Who would benefit from this technology?
Harris: Serious hunters who are regularly shooting at varying distances between 100 and 600 yards, or shooting several different bullets from one rifle.