Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Introduces New Scope
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA., (July 27, 2015) – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics (zeiss.com/sports-optics/en_us/hunting/home.html), the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce the world’s first premium crossbow scope, TERRA 3x XB75 with patented ballistic reticle. The new XB75 2-7×32 offers crossbow enthusiasts the ability to determine aiming points from 20 to 75 yards in 2 ½-yard increments based on the chronographed speed of the bow.
The TERRA XB75 2-7×32 features all the benefits of German engineering and performance that you’ve come to expect from ZEISS, including uncompromising optical performance, all in a lightweight, extremely rugged, compact 1-inch design. The XB75 features MC anti-reflective coatings to produces bright, high-contrast images eliminating the need for an illuminated reticle. Now you can hunt harder and longer by being able to stay on stand when the last bit of light is being squeezed out of the day.
“This was a much needed product for the hardcore crossbow crowd. Finally an optical device that has caught up to the high-tech crossbows out there. Gone are the days of being stuck with subpar optics for the crossbow enthusiast,” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “ZEISS sets another major milestone by being the first premium optics company to launch a dedicated scope for the crossbow community. Once again, this demonstrates our commitment not only to shooting sports but also to the sport of archery.”
The patented technology of the XB75’s reticle provides the ability to shoot distances up to 75 yards in 2½-yard increments. The scope has six separate crosshairs, the main cross section of each crosshair represents whole yardages (20 to 70 yards). The dot in between each set of crosshairs represents the half yardage marks. The top and bottom of each individual crosshair represents the 2½-yard marks. The top of the reticle wire protruding from the bottom of the reticle is the 75-yard indicator mark.
The scope’s ocular ring has engravings representing speeds from 275 fps – 425 fps and magnification from 2x-7x. To program, simply mount the scope on the rail of the crossbow using high-quality rings, then set a target at 10 yards using the 20-yard (1st crosshair from the top) and shoot until you hit center, then repeat at 20 yards. Once the main 20-yard reticle is sighted in, turn the speed indicator on the ocular to the manufacturers advertised speed (this may vary based on bolt length and weight). Now move the target to 30 yards and sight in using the 30-yard reticle (2nd crosshair from the top). Once the 30-yard crosshair is sighted in, the scope is now calibrated to your crossbow and all of the other aiming points will be correct. Crossbows with speeds over 425 fps and using a lighter arrow combination may require a main crosswire sight-in point of 30 yards instead of the normal 20 yards. This will require calibrating the scope at 40 yards to compensate for the flat trajectory of the crossbow bolt. The owner’s manual includes more detailed setup instructions.
TERRA XB75 is built to handle the most rugged terrain and challenging conditions, and is backed by the Carl Zeiss U.S. Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
TERRA XB75 features:
? Extremely low profile 1 inch tube design
? 2-7x Magnification
? 1/4-MOA adjustments provide 100% repeatability, click by click
? Patented ballistic reticle with yardages from 20-75 yards
? For crossbows speeds 275 fps – 425 fps
? German Engineered
Magnification 2.3 7
Effective lens diameter 24.4 mm 32 mm
Exit pupil diameter 12.2 mm 4.6 mm
Twilight factor 7 15
Field of view (ft. at 100 yards) 46.5 ft. 13.5 ft.
Objective viewing angle 7.4° 2.5°
Diopter adjustment range ± 2.5 dpt
Eye relief 90 mm / 3.55 mm
Parallax-free 30 yds.
Square adjustment range 62 MOA
Adjustment per click 1/4 MOA
Center tube diameter 25.4 / 1 mm
Eyepiece tube diameter 41 mm
Objective tube diameter 39.5 mm
Coating ZEISS MC
Nitrogen filling Yes
Waterproof 400 mbar
Functional temperature range -13 / +122 °F
Length 11.5 in
Weight 13.4 oz
Subject to changes in design and scope of delivery as a result of ongoing technical development.
For more information on ZEISS’ award winning products please visit us at www.zeiss.com/us/sports-optics.
About the ZEISS Group
ZEISS is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The more than 24,000 employees of ZEISS generated revenue of about 4.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2012/13. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. ZEISS has been contributing to technological progress for more than 160 years. ZEISS develops and produces solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with more than 40 production facilities, around 50 sales and service locations and over 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
Editor’s note: Crossbow hunting regulations vary for each state. Check the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website (wildlife.ca.gov) for more information.