01/26/2017 - SHOT Show 2017 / New from Swarovski Optik: the Z8i riflescope line. The US subsidiary of the Austrian company presented the new Z8i riflescope at the Las Vegas Weapon Fair. We summarize the characteristics of the models for you.
Swarovski Optik North America, located in Cranston, Rhode Island, a subsidiary of the Austrian based company presents the new Z8i riflescope at SHOT Show 2017.
The riflescope Z8i has been already introduced in Europe at the IWA 2016: here you can find the article.
The Z8i riflescope completely redefines performance with its 8x zoom and an outstanding optical system which offers rapid target acquisition. The 8x zoom combines a large field of view with high level of detail accuracy offering optimum detail recognition.
The new rifle will be offer in four different models: Z8i 1-8x24, Z8i 1.7-13.3x42 P, Z8i 2-16x50 P, and Z8i 2.3-18x56 P.
The reticle of the Swarovski Z8i riflescope
Within the Z8i riflescope Swarovski Optik also introduces the first switchable reticle called the FLEXCHANGE 4A-IF. This new feature enables the user to switch the illuminated ring around the illuminated center dot on and off, with the press of a button. This feature is offered in the scopes Z8i 1-8x24 and the Z8i 1.7-13.3x42 P.
Another option on the new Z8i is the ballistic turret flex (BTF) which can be configured separately using several different types of ballistic compensation correction, and be attached and removed at any time without tools. The BTF comes as a set with both the windage and elevation turrets. If used as a top turret, it can compensate for bullet drop, and when used as a side turret, for windage adjustment. Another optional accessory for the BTF, the personalized ballistic ring (PBR) offers yardage or Mil adjustments for all the relevant hunting distances.
Swarovski Z8i riflescope
On of the most interesting features is, that Swarovski made it possible to implement the 8x zoom in a slim 30 mm (1.18 in) main tube, offering maximum flexibility in use. Excellent viewing comfort and a light transmission level of 93%, higher light transmission than any other riflescope of Swarovski, complete the overall optical package.
Albert Wannenmacher, CEO of Swarovski Optik Noth America, emphasizes, “The new Z8i riflescope will set a new standard in riflescope technology and performance. Here at Swarovski Optik we continually try to push the envelope and give the hunter and shooter products that not only set new industry standards but also give options never thought possible before.”
Technical data of Swarovski Z8i riflescope
|Model:||1-8x24||1,7-13,3x42 P||2-16x50 P||2,3-18x56 P|
|Eye relief:||95 mm||95 mm||95 mm||95 mm|
|Field of view at 1,000 m:||42,5-5,3||25,2-3,1||21-2,6||18,6-2,3|
|Light transmission:||93 %||93 %||93 %||93 %|
|Central tube diameter :||30 mm||30 mm||30 mm||30 mm|
|Lenght:||301 mm||336 mm||356 mm||364 mm|
|Weight:||515 g||620 g||675 g||725 mm|
|Reticle:||4A-IF, LD-I,BRT-I, 4A-IF||4A-300-I, 4A-I, 4A-IF||BRX-I, 4W-I, 4A-I, 4A-300-I||4W-I, 4A-300-I, 4A-I, BRX-I|
|Prices in euro (UVP):||2.250,-||2.640,-||2.750,-||2.970,-|
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