Zeiss ZM / VM Rifle Scope mounting rail

Teodor Štimec

is an experienced author from the field of sports optics. He writes articles and reviews about binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, long range shooting and other topics for magazines like Lovec and Optic-Info.com blog. Currently he is a member of Optics Trade team. More about Teodor Štimec on Google+.

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7 Responses

  1. Terry says:

    Hello Teodor,
    I enjoyed reading your article. I live in Australia where unfortunately Rail Mounting Systems are not very popular. I have a couple of new European Rifles that I’d like to rail mount scopes to but can’t find any instructions on line. Do you know where I can get such information especially relating to correct screw torque settings to avoid damaging the mounts? The rifles are Blaser and the scopes are Swarovski Rail mount.
    Any help or direction to online information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you Teodor.

    • Dear Terry!

      Some information is given in EAW catalog (http://www.eaw.de/assets/files/2014/EAW_Katalog_2014_Web.pdf), however I doubt you will find torque values for screws. At the same time I have to say that it is very unlikely that you would damage the rail of the scope. Just use your feeling any you will mount the scope fine. Rail mounts are designed for easy and problem free mounting.

      If you will need any additional information, just write to me again and I will try to reply as soon as possible.

      Best Regards,


  2. Thadd Mays says:

    I have enjoyed your commentaries on the Leica 2.4×16 Magnus and the VM/zm zeiss mounting system I would like to purchase one of these Leica scopes but have been unable to find in the U.S. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Keep up the good work letting us know what’s new and how it performs. Thadd Mays

  3. Tsvetan says:

    Hello Teodor.
    I have a Blazer R 93 and I want to buy zeiss 1.5-6×42 rifle scope with rail mount from USA/it is cheaper/. Can I mount that zeiss on my Blazer or must buy zeiss without rail mount and buy saddle mount for Blazer?

  4. Jan says:

    Are there any mounts that I can use on leopould swing mount, that fits zeiss zm/ vm rail


    Jan Brun

  5. cody says:

    Indeed a great scope. One have to mount this on their rifle.

  6. Chris Wedler says:

    Hi guys, I have just got myself an old (50s-60s) hensoldt wetzlar 6×42 Scope with the LM style rail under the tube. This is a great scope and I want to mount this scope onto an M1A 18.5″ Springfield, which has a weaver rail, but am having difficulties finding mounts for this. Rings ‘may’ work but due to the rail on the scope I am very restricted in the mounting location on my rifle and am not sure I will get the best eye relief that I would like. If anyone has any suggestions about what I can get this scope on my rifle it would be most appreciated!
    Thank you. Chris

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