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Carl Zeiss Introduces the New, Super-Bright VICTORY HT Riflescope Line

Carl Zeiss Introduces the New, Super-Bright VICTORY HT Riflescope Line
Featuring the World’s Finest Illuminated Dot

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CHESTER, Va., March 9, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics introduces the all new, super-bright VICTORY HT Riflescope line available in 1.1-4×24, 1.5-6×42, 2.5-10×50 and 3-12×56 models. These VICTORY HT 30mm riflescopes achieve an unprecedented light transmission of near 95% thanks to the state-of-the-art proprietary High Transmission (HT) glass by SCHOTT and enhanced T* multi-layer coatings. As a result, hunters with VICTORY HTs atop their rifles will experience a level of image brightness never seen before, giving them a distinct advantage in extreme low-light conditions. The VICTORY HT also comes with one of the most versatile reticles ever invented – Zeiss’ proprietary reticle # 60, featuring the world’s finest illuminated red dot for superior precision.

The illuminated reticle # 60 is non-magnifying in the second focal plane for minimum target coverage and activated by pulling out the knob on the left side of the scope. Turning the knob then controls the brightness, allowing for the most versatile levels of illumination. When the knob is simply pushed back in, the illumination turns off. The superior ergonomics of this system make it easy to operate while looking through the scope, even while wearing gloves. The illuminated dot is as easily visible in bright sunlight as it is in any low light conditions. This dot is so fine, it totally disappears when the illumination is turned off offering the shooter an absolute distraction- free sight picture. If the illumination knob is untouched for four hours, the illumination automatically shuts off to preserve battery life.

The VICTORY HT riflescopes are also designed with a notably slim ocular for a lower profile and come with Zeiss’ new ASV + turret for quick ballistic compensation. Each scope will have a complete set of ballistic rings for any hunting load, allowing for easy, fast and accurate target acquisition and distance compensation with a quick turn of the elevation turret.

VICTORY HT 1.1-4×24

With its large exit pupil and wide field of view on low power, this smallest VICTORY HT is perfect for any shooting requiring extremely fast target acquisition whether hunting dangerous game, shooting in a 3-Gun competition or use for tactical applications. When every second counts, the VICTORY HT 1.1-4×24 delivers fast, accurate results. Available with reticle # 54 or # 60.

VICTORY HT 1.5-6×42

This super-compact, low-profile scope is versatile and perfect for varied terrains – from heavy brush to open country stalking. The high-performance HT glass in this scope is a benchmark in low-light performance for 42mm riflescopes. Available with reticle # 60.

VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50

This low-profile, all-purpose scope squeezes the utmost light out of its 50mm objective – from dawn until dusk. This scope is as versatile as they come and, with the ultra-fine dot in reticle # 60 and state-of-the-art HT glass, it delivers unprecedented precision at longer distances. Available with reticle # 60.

VICTORY HT 3-12×56

The largest of the VICTORY HT line, this 3-12×56 makes targets visible in the very last of shooting light when conventional optics often fail. The combination of the advanced HT glass, high-performance 56MM objective lens, the super-fine illuminated dot and ASV+ turret option makes this scope deadly accurate at any distance in any light. Available with reticle # 60.

“Carl Zeiss has set a new standard once again,” said Michael A Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The VICTORY HT is the finest, highest-performance riflescope on the market today and once you’ve looked through one, you’ll see why. There is nothing comparable.”

The VICTORY HT riflescopes will be on display for the first time in the United States at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, April 13-15, 2012 and available in stores in the third quarter.

MSRP:

VICTORY HT 1.1-4×24 $2,556

VICTORY HT 1.5-6×42 $2,611

VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50 $2,667

VICTORY HT 3-12×56 $2,772

Specifications:

1.1-4×24 1.5-6×42 2.5-10×50 3-12×56
Magnification 1.1-4 1.5-6 2.5-10 3-12
Effective lens diameter 16.3 to 24 mm 22.6 to 42 mm 37.7 to 50 mm 44 to 56 mm
Exit pupil diameter 14.8 – 6 mm 15 – 7 mm 15 – 5 mm 14.9 – 4.7 mm
Twilight factor 3.1 – 9.8 4.2 – 15.9 7.1– 22.4 8.5 – 25.9
Field of view (feet at 100 yards) 114 – 31.5 ft 74.4 – 20.7 ft 44.4 – 12.3 ft 37.5 – 10.5 ft
Viewing angle 21.5º – 6º 14.1º – 1.4º 8.5º – 2.3º 7.2º – 2º
Diopter adjustment range -4/+2 D -4/+2 D -4/+2 D -4/+2 D
Eye relief (inches) 3.54 in 3.54 in 3.54 in 3.54 in
Parallax free (yards) 109 yd 109 yd 109 yd 109 yd
Adjustment range 100 yards 108 in 82.8 in 50.4 in 43.2 in
Adjustment click at 100 yards 0.34 MOA 0.34 MOA 0.34 MOA 0.34 MOA
Center tube diameter 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm
Eyepiece diameter 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm
Objective diameter 30 mm 48 mm 56 mm 62 mm
Nitrogen filled Yes Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof 13.1 ft 13.1 ft 13.1 ft 13.1 ft
Operating temperature –13 F to +122 F –13 F to +122 F –13 F to +122 F –13 F to +122 F
Length 11.37 in 13.03 in 12.64 in 13.66 in
Weight without rail 15.5 oz 18.1 oz 18.5 oz 20.2 oz
Weight with rail 16.4 oz 18.9 oz 19.4 oz 21.1 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime
Image plane 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Reticle 54, 60 60 60 60

Contact for media and press relations

Shannon Jackson, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics,

Phone: +1 (804) 343-3608, Email: sjackson@zeiss.com

www.zeiss.com/press

Carl Zeiss
The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. During fiscal year 2009/10 the group of companies generated revenues of around EUR 2.98 billion. From fiscal year 2010/11 onward, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision will be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenues of EUR 880 million in fiscal year 2009/10). The Carl Zeiss Group now has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and part of the Consumer Optics / Optronics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States and Canada. The North American headquarter is located in Chester, Virginia.

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