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Israeli Military Surplus ZF95 6x42 Rifle Scopes


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A unique and hard to find item from Israeli military surplus the Kahles/Photonic ZF95 6×42 rifle Scopes. The scopes are marked with צ (the letter Tzadik of the Hebrew alphabet) the Israeli military mark. Each original scope came with the extended rubber eye relief. These scopes were used by Israeli military snipers and marksman and some special police units. They are unmarked by Kahles for political reasons since the Austrian government didn’t want to be known as supplying Israel with arms related materials.

Before using this daytime rifle scope optic, the IDF used the Japanese made Nimrod 6×42 mm scope. These were used from the mid 1970’s to the mid 1990’s and replaced in 1994 by the Austrian made Kahles ZF95 also known as the Swarovski Futonic (or Photonic) 6×42 mm scope, and used up to 1999 when the M14 was taken out of regular service military units and replaced by the M24 SWS. The Kahles ZF95 scopes are also known in Israel as the Photonic 6×42.
They probably have one of the clearest glass of any scope!


  • Centered reticle
  • Special Israeli military reticle with distance measuring
  • Accurate windage and elevation adjustments
  • Steel main tube
  • Additional anti-rust protection by heat treated enameling
  • Various bullet drop compensation designed for 0.308 Winchester (7.62×51) caliber



  • Magnification: x6
  • Max. effective objective diameter: 42mm
  • Exit pupil diameter: 7mm
  • Field of view at 100m: 7m
  • Twilight performance factor (DIN58388): 15.9
  • Intermediate tube diameter steel standard Helia S: 26mm (1 inch)
  • Objective lens tube diameter: 48mm
  • Length of scope: 322mm
  • Weight: 500g


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