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|WETZLAR/Germany, 16.02.2009. |
Victory Diavari 6-24x56 T* with the new RAPID-Z® 7
Carl Zeiss recently attracted attention with a completely new concept for ballistic compensation for long-distance hunting: the system registered under the name RAPID-Z® unites the benefits of traditional ballistic reticles with the flexibility of using different calibers, as is expected by modern hunters. The reticle is also particularly easy to use: the holdover lines of the RAPID-Z® reticle feature indexed holdover lines and can be easily used while hunting – even in tense situations and completely without annoying ballistic charts. As a result of the large success of this RAPID-Z® concept, Carl Zeiss is now also offering the RAPID-Z® 7 long-distance reticle for the Victory Diavari 6-24x56 T* high magnification riflescope. Both illuminated and non-illuminated versions are available. The reticle is in the second image plane depending on your intended use. This keeps the subtension extremely low and enables precise aiming as a result of its particularly thin lines.
RAPID-Z® 7 sets new standards
In light of the primary use for hunting and long distance shooting, the RAPID-Z® 7 concept is based on a zeroing distance of 200m. The center of the crosshairs thus corresponds to a distance of 200m; the holdover line above it is used for 100m. The shot curve is therefore “stretched” to a certain extent to ensure more precision at extreme distances beyond 500m. The holdover lines below the crosshairs correspond to distances from 300-700m. The fact that it features index figures makes the RAPID-Z® reticle even easier and more reliable to use than any previous long-distance reticle. The 50m intermediate steps are marked with short holdover lines between 250-650 meters. The dots in between mark the 25m increments from 275-675 meters.
Compensating for wind drift at long distances is probably the most difficult task for any marksman. Here, windage marks on the holdover lines for 2.5m/sec and their ends for 5m/sec provide an easy-to-use, reliable aid.
Ballistic adjustment via magnification changer
Adjusting the RAPID-Z® reticle to the used caliber is as easy as it is ingenious: at 18x magnification, the indexed holdover lines of the long-distance reticle correspond exactly to the points of impact of the .300 Win Mag cartridge (Blaser 10.7g CDP bullet) at the respective distances. For more quickly falling projectiles, the magnification must only be slightly corrected downward for the distances of the holdover lines to once again match the corresponding ballistic correction values. The magnification can be increased beyond 18x for extremely fast calibers that have an even flatter flight path than the .300 Win. Mag. Blaser CDP 10.7g. The magnification changer thus adjusts the RAPID-Z®7 reticle to the ballistics used. This delivers two benefits: the reticle can be individually and precisely adjusted to the ammunition and the length of the barrel. Furthermore, switching between match and hunting cartridges is extremely simple.
A table provided by Carl Zeiss with delivery simplifies the selection of the appropriate magnification. Several test shots at 300 meters also enable optimization of the shot pattern.
High suitability for everyday use
Unlike the complexity involved with several standard ballistic reticles, the RAPID-Z®7 impresses with its surprising simplicity. Once the magnification matching the ballistics used is set, you can practically do no wrong. Clearly indexed holdover lines and dots, finely divided into 25 m increments quickly and reliably guide marksmen to their target. The version with the illuminated reticle is recommended for frequent use under poor light conditions: the entire targeting area of the crosshairs can be illuminated and, as with the Victory Diavari, extremely dimmed. The new RAPID-Z® 7 long-distance reticle for the Victory Diavari 6-24x56 T* is an absolutely convincing solution for long-distance shots. In the future, ballistic tables and calculators can be left at home.
Select the appropriate magnification
Because most ballistic tables only go to 300m, marksmen are required to determine their own ballistic data using a special program. Practical tip: zero the riflescope using the 200m holdover line and then shoot a group for 300m and 400m using the corresponding holdover lines. If the shot patterns for 300m and 400m are too low, the magnification must be reduced. If the pattern is too high at the mentioned ranges, the magnification must be increased.
Setting of the magnification to compensate for bullet drop based on the range (see accompanying table).
In stores beginning in March
The two Victory Diavari 6-24x56 T* models with and without an illuminated reticle will be available in March 2009. The sales prices are €2,190 for the non-illuminated and €2,320 for the illuminated versions (MSRP, including VAT for Germany).
The innovative long distance RAPID-Z® 7 is designed for shooting distances up to 700 meters and is available for Victory Diavari 6-24x56 T* riflescopes.
RAPID-Z® 7 at 200 meters.
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Carl Zeiss Sports Optics GmbH
Phone: +49 6441 404-194
Fax: +49 6441 404-162
Number: 0020-2009-ENG BR