When you combine top-of-the-line optics with designers that have actual field experience, you get an amazingly high quality and versatile Zero Compromise Optic. New for 2020, they are offering their new MPCT 3 reticle in the ZC420 and ZC527 models.
ZCO’s new reticle is designed for the precision rifle shooter, whether that person is in law enforcement or military, civilian rifle competitions or hunting in the field, their system is designed to provide you with an edge over other optics.
The MPCT 3’s most noticeable addition is dubbed the “fatal funnel”; to law enforcement, this will sound familiar. It doesn’t have anything to do with doorways, but it has everything to do with ranging targets quickly and accurately in the reticle based on size.
This “fatal funnel” is designed for ranging 4 different sized targets; 18″, 12″, 9″ and 6″. All you have to do is superimpose the fatal funnel over your target of known size and line it up appropriately and read the distance. For example, you have a 12″ target and when you place the fatal funnel over it, one edge on the right side of the funnel and the other edge on the left side. Then, you take note that the target touches the left side of the funnel in-between the 4 and 5. This tells you that the 12″ target is ~450 yards away without the use of a rangefinder.
Other changes to the reticle include replaced full MIL hashes with open circles, opening up the center crosshair, adding a dropdown that accommodates a 308 Win. shooting a 175 SMK in standard conditions with a 20 MPH crosswind. Zero Compromise Optic chose to add these holdovers because basically any other long-range caliber will fit within this reticle beyond 1,000 yards.
Another subtle addition is the 3R and 3L designation on the dropdown reticle. This was added to designate a 3 MIL hold left and right. The eye starts to lose track after about 3 MILS in most reticles, so ZCO chose to add this in to improve speed and efficiency in finding holds over 3 MILs. Within the dropdown reticle, you will also notice the continued theme of open circles at each full MIL value. The purpose of this is twofold; the circles draw the eye more easily to full values, and when on the lowest power, these circles will stand out more when illuminated. This makes them useful while shooting even on the lowest magnification.
There are other additions and ways to use this reticle, but ultimately, this is left to the end-user. I like what I see, and I think anyone who has an application for this optic will as well.
- “fatal funnel” for ranging 6,9,12 and 18″ targets
- decluttered crosshair
- half MIL tics across the reticle
- open circles at full MIL values
- drop down reticle designed for a 308 Win. with 20 MPH crosswind
- 3 MIL wind hold designations
Learn more aboutZero Compromise Optic‘s new reticle!