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Non-illuminated reticles really come into their own when light conditions are good. They can also be used as rangefinders. Classic designs like the Reticle 4 use finely defined distances on the posts to provide practical information about the distance from the target.
Non-illuminated reticles are also extremely useful when shooting for sport. The Reticle Z-Plex and the "Mildot" Reticle 43 both have extremely fine crosshairs, which cover very little of the target or the game at long range. If you hunt primarily in broad daylight or mild twilight, these classic, tried and tested reticles are a good option.
The "No. 4" is the most popular of the non-illuminated reticles. It can be used well into twilight and is easily seen in low light conditions
Reticle 6 provides a secure basis for successful aiming and shooting. At first glance this option appears to be very similar to old Reticle 4. However, it offers double the space between the posts, and therefore less target coverage. The reticle is only in the 2nd image plane, and is ideally suited to very precise aiming over long distances due to the fact that its size remains constant.
The equally fine Reticle Z-Plex also sits in the 2nd image plane. It therefore offers particularly precise aiming for long-range shooting in daylight. With the Z-Plex, the posts are in the shape of arrows pointing to the fine lines in the middle. This makes it possible to aim with great precision at particularly small targets.
This reticle also gives you the option of estimating distances.
The very fine central crosshairs carry a number of points, which lie exactly 10 cm apart at 100 m at 12 x magnification. The angle between the points is equal to 1 milliradian = 10 cm / 100 m.
Depending on the brightness of the illuminated dot or cross, there are two fundamentally different types of illuminated reticle in the ZEISS riflescope range:
This reticle is the "Varipoint", specially developed for use on driven hunts, with a dot in the 2nd image plane for daylight use, and with no other lines or reticle elements. This reticle gave its name to the legendary Carl Zeiss riflescope line, which is famous throughout the world. It draws your eye to the target intuitively, with no distractions and nothing to obscure the surrounding area. This means you can acquire your target at maximum speed. The diameter of the dot on all Victory Varipoint models at 100 m is exactly "22 cm divided by the magnification"; e.g., at 10 x magnification it is 2.2 cm / 100 m. An absolute classic for the 1.1-4x24 Victory VaripointiC driven hunt binoculars.
In appearance and coverage, this reticle is identical to the tried and tested Reticle 4, but it also has an illuminated dot for twilight use. For the Classic Diavari models it is located in the 1st image plane and for the Classic Diatal models it is located in the 2nd image plane.The dot covers exactly 3 cm at 100 m. Where there is so little light that the animals appear dark and the contours can no longer be made out with any clarity, this is a huge help for precision aiming.
For a simple to use solution for intuitive shooting the reticle 60 is ideal. At 12x magnification and a target coverage of just 0.55 cm at 100 m you have a clear targeting point with minimal image obstruction. The illuminated dot is very bright, and can therefore be used for daytime hunting. The dot can be finely adjusted, which makes it ideal for low - light hunting also.
In the Victory Varipoint riflescopes, the posts and lines are in the 1st reticle plane, which gives a good idea of the distance. On the other hand, the illuminated dot, suitable for daylight use, is located in the 2nd image plane, which means it remains a constant size. This has the advantage of allowing you to estimate the distance without an enlarged illuminated dot covering too much of the target.
The Reticle 66 is almost identical to the Reticle 60. Instead of the dot, however, you see a fine illuminated cross, for use in twilight and night-time stand hunting. It is designed to ensure precision shooting with very little coverage of the target, and a good overview. The coverage depends on the chosen magnification.
The Reticle V69 is only found in the Victory Varipoint models with a lens diameter of 50 and 56 mm. This universal and innovative reticle enables you to switch between an illuminated dot for daylight use in the 2nd image plane and a fine illuminated cross in the 1st image plane. This gives you access to unique reticle technology, which can be adapted for twilight and daylight hunting, depending on the light conditions and your personal preference.
We can also offer an illuminated version of this classic reticle. At 12 x magnification the characteristic dots of the reticle are exactly 10 cm at 100 m apart. You can therefore calculate the distance to the target, as the angle between the points equals 1 milliradian = 10 cm / 100 m. Since all of the inner crosshairs and the dot are illuminated, you can use this to your advantage to estimate distances even in the deepest twilight.
The new fast acquisiton Reticle 54 for the 1.1-4x24 VICTORY HT model is another specialist reticle from Carl Zeiss. It is designed for rapid and secure aiming with minimum target coverage. Along with the fine horizontal hairs it also has a cross with an ultrafine illuminated dot. The horizontal line acts as a height corrector when swinging the gun and prevents the rifle from tilting. The cross makes it possible to take aim quickly and to acquire the target even without using the illuminated dot. You will see just how fine the illuminated dot on the new VICTORY HT models is when you view the minimal amount of target coverage: at 12 x magnification just 0.55 cm is covered at 100 m. This makes it the finest and brightest illuminated dot in the world, and a true benchmark.
The Rapid-Z® ballistic reticles, along with the ballistic information system (BIS®), supplied in the Victory RF binoculars and bullet drop compensator (BDC), are yet another innovative long-range shooting solution from Carl Zeiss: they compensate for bullet drop with extreme precision using the lines and holdovers in the reticle. The load determines the magnification you should choose, so the holdover points on the reticle exactly match the marked distances. In order to select the best magnification setting simply take a look at the ZEISS Ballistic Calculator, which is based on around 1400 loads. The long-range expertise of Carl Zeiss makes even the furthest shots possible.
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Carl Zeiss stands for reticle innovation for all applications: Do you need a hunting all-rounder, a specialised reticle for driven hunts or a ballistic reticle? You will find the perfect reticle in our extensive range that will best meet your needs and application. But standards are not set in terms of reticle design alone. The illuminated dot technology of Carl Zeiss reticles is in a class of its own. The illuminated dots are bright like none others, sharply outlined and unrivalled in their fineness – for quick, accurate target acquisition and minimal target coverage. Go with Carl Zeiss and experience maximum precision in every type of application.