Optics Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50


Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50The Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50 mounted on the Sauer 404 XTC Carbon shows its compactness of shapes: the diameter of the central pipe of 36 mm induces us to consider entities smaller the bell of the objective and the eyepiece

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50In the block of the eye are clear the rubber ring protection of the eyebrow and the rotating part of the focus based on the vision of the shooter; in front is the ring of corrugated rubber for the adjustment of the magnification

When, a few years ago and Zeiss presented the series Victory V8 , it was immediately clear to everyone that once again the company from the trademark blue and white had to place the bar at a level that monopolize certain factors of excellence. In the vast jumble of optics by pointing on the market today, it seems, sometimes, to criticize the prices to be very high, which makes the summit offer their wares: we’re not as well versed in the secret things, but the having directly observed at least a couple of times as it carries out the production in the factory in Wetzlar also allows a layman to make their own certain concepts and monetize, albeit very approximate, the flow of costs, schedules, materials, of the plant and the research which is associated with several excellent manuals of all the peculiar, such as the control of the optical surfaces is carried out manually by two ladies who decide in the fine fingertips, if the smoothing should be considered accomplished, or if you still have more steps on the apparatus before the work can be said to be finished in a workmanlike manner. Throw the eye in one of these glasses rejoices in the spirit, because the images are made perfectly, the brightness is fantastic, the acquisition in the aims of the target of the all natural: in short, you are arrived at the best convenience of action without I have studied a little what is it that facilitates this task. We try to understand something more probing the different factors in play.

The technical approach

The three proposals of the Victory V8 you configure in the following values: 1,1-8×30, 1,8-14×50 and 2.8-20×56 and then with the optical classic bar still well usable even at considerable distances, on the wild of a certain size, the universal optical with which to act again with ease in the batting and engage ungulates or harmful to the distances that are considered already very high, while maintaining a compact volume and weight, while the highest values you can reserve those hunts usually of the mountain where the distance enlarges, and the crepuscular values become determinants. As you can see, the telescope that we got comfortable to try thanks to the courtesy of Bignami is what many would like mounted on your rifle: we have experienced on a brand new Sauer 404 XTC Carbon, also at the top of the technology industry.

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50From the top you can see the ring nut for the adjustment of the light intensity of the central point and at the center, the on/off button

The measures, in addition to a little more than 50 mm of objective lens diameter, see 343 mm length, 710 g weight, without the sled mount, and values restricted to a set of flexible and versatile in use where it involved the amplification factors of the magnification, the zoom, and the amplitude of the correction for the fall of the ball. Lenses Schott FL fluorite called HT high transmissivity of light (reaching 92%) ensure a perfect quality of the image, a high resolution power that separates the target from the rest of the view and a field of view extremely dilated with the wide pupil egresso and the distance eye relief of 95 mm, the target is captured by the eye in a moment, facilitating the concentration on the positioning of the lattice, the correction of the parallax and on the imminent pressure on the trigger for the shot.

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50The turret elevation with the reference numbers on the side band and the value of 1 cm for every shot (1/3 MOA): raising the outer part it is possible to zero after the adjustments of the case. The small turret, the right to offset, and significantly increased the left for the parallax

Fixes for long distances

After you mentioned the use of the third turret for parallax with the adjustment of the distance certificate from a focus of the image that, for its precision, the company is called razor, which we can observe the system of compensation of the fall of the projectile said BDC Long Range, considered currently the mechanism more efficient and intuitive: here is a reason for the unusual diameter of the tube of the optic, 36 mm, which is due to make available 100 shots for corrections to above 600 metres; besides this, it has a central point in the special optical fiber of the diameter virtual of only 3.3 mm at 100 m with wide adjustable light intensity: you can engage a target of a minimum entity, always maintaining a high-level view of the whole, and by placing the reticle at the exact point. Said to be of the light, let’s talk for a moment of the system enclosed in the washer-shaped, which is placed above the eyepiece with more features and always easy to use, quiet and intuitive thanks to the corrugazioni on which the finger engages with ease: in addition to the savings of the battery sees a sensor which detects the position of the rifle so that the barrel nearly vertical, high or low, that is, the lighting is off, ready to be re-activated when the barrel is put in position almost horizontal. Last, we indicate the Grating 60 which is an optimal choice made by the company on that lens for the classic reference to the cross extra fine mail on the second image plane and with the center point of the reduced diameter, but of intense brightness. In conclusion, let us return for a moment on what that might represent a rock hard to overcome: the quotation to be detectable at the armory of confidence appears high, but if you really want to the best and we appreciate each time you use it and then still is the pleasure of using projected, God willing, for a substantial number of years here that springs to my mind that famous saying that goes who more spends, less spends may apply to many purchases, but that seems to us relevant in a special way, specific to a telescope by aims on which it depends, in high percentage, the outcome of our hunt.

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Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50

The Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50 mounted on the Sauer 404 XTC Carbon shows its compactness of shapes: the diameter of the central pipe of 36 mm induces us to consider entities smaller the bell of the objective and the eyepiece

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50

In the block of the eye are clear the rubber ring protection of the eyebrow and the rotating part of the focus based on the vision of the shooter; in front is the ring of corrugated rubber for the adjustment of the magnification

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50

From the top you can see the ring nut for the adjustment of the light intensity of the central point and at the center, the on/off button

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50

The turret elevation with the reference numbers on the side band and the value of 1 cm for every shot (1/3 MOA): raising the outer part it is possible to zero after the adjustments of the case. The small turret, the right to offset, and significantly increased the left for the parallax

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50

The attachment to the quick-release shows in these two images, the simplicity and the effectiveness of the mechanism based on the lifting and subsequent rotation of the two levers on the side

Ottica Zeiss Victory V8 1,8-14×50