Reticles for ZEISS Riflescopes

ZEISS sets the standards with more and more new reticles. You cannot have more precision.

  • The non-illuminated reticle classics are versatile and precise.
  • Illuminated reticles make a difference in difficult conditions. They make it easier to acquire a target, day or night.
  • The innovative ballistic reticles extend your hunting horizon.


  • Reticles

    Non-illuminated standard reticles

    Non-illuminated reticles really come into their own when light conditions are good. They can also be used as rangefinders.

    Non-illuminated reticles are also extremely useful when shooting for sport. If you hunt primarily in broad daylight or mild twilight, these classic, tried and tested reticles are a good option.


    Reticle 6


    The non-illuminated reticle 6 lies in the second image plane, remains constant while changing magnification and is universally useable: The reticle is always clearly visible when taking quick shots at low magnification, yet stays very fine and only covers the target minimally at higher magnifications.

    Reticle 20


    The equally fine Reticle 20 also sits in the 2nd image plane. It therefore offers particularly precise aiming for long-range shooting in daylight. With the 20, 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.

    Reticle 43


    The very fine central crosshairs carry a number of points, which lie exactly 10 cm apart at  100 m at 12 x magnification. With its roots in English-speaking markets, it is also known as the"Mildot" reticle, as the angle between the points is equal to 1 milliradian = 10 cm / 100 m. This reticle also gives you the option, as with the Reticle 4, of estimating distances.

  • Illuminated Reticles

    Illuminated reticles

    Depending on the brightness of the illuminated dot or cross, there are two fundamentally different types of illuminated reticle in the ZEISS riflescope range:

    • Illuminated reticles with a very bright illuminated dot for daylight and twilight use, as found in the Duralyt, Victory Varipoint and VICTORY HT models. These are perfect for taking quick aim at game on the move.
    • Illuminated reticles for twilight use, as found in the Classic and Victory FL models. The brightness of these illuminated reticles can be finely adjusted according to the light conditions. An illuminated dot or cross that is too bright would dazzle the target in deep twilight. For that reason you can adjust the brightness manually or automatically with the help of the riflescope to best suit the situation.


    Reticle 62


    Specialized MOA-based ballistic drop reticle design. For quick target acquisition with close-range targets. It incorporates an intelligent design and markings for more distant shots. Designed around certain 223 Rem. and 308 Win. ammunition ballistics. It is partically illuminated to aid in quick reticle reference against contrasting targets.

    Reticle 43


    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.

    Reticle 54


    The new driven hunt Reticle 54 for the 1.1-4x24 VICTORY HT model is another specialist reticle from Carl Zeiss. This further development of the Reticle 0 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.

  • Longrange Shooting Reticles

    Ballistic reticle for long-range shooting

    Terra RZ 6

    The newly designed RZ 6 delivers most of the same performance as the Rapid-Z 600. This reticle is perfect for use with all standard non-magnum hunting calibers like the legendary. The technology behind the new RZ 6 still allows for precise hold over, shot placement with a more simplified, and clean looking sight picture. Performance and capability with less features sums up the RZ 6 ballistic reticle from Carl Zeiss. The RZ 6 also comes with the newly added confidence of enhanced solid crosshairs for close distance shooting and especially low light target acquisition.

    Terra RZ 8

    The newly designed RZ 8 delivers most of the same shooting performance as the Rapid-Z 800. This new reticle is perfect for use with all flat shooting magnum hunting calibers like the. The new RZ 8 still allows for precise hold over, shot placement with a more simplified, and clean looking sight picture. Performance and capability with less features sums up this new ballistic reticle from Carl Zeiss. The RZ 8 also comes with the newly added confidence of an enhanced solid crosshairs for close distance target acquisition during low light encounters.

    ZBR und ZMOA

    ZEISS ZBR and ZMOA ballistic reticles feature fixed MOA subtensions. The number followed by the reticle name (e.g ZBR-“1”) indicates the distance in MOA between the hashmarks [Distance “A” – e.g. “1” MOA]. The hashmarks on the horizontal and vertical crosshairs can be used for windage and elevation compensation, and for target ranging, when used with the optimum magnification setting stated in the charts.

  • Questions & Answers

    Questions & Answers

    • I would like to retrofit my riflescope with an illuminated reticle. Is that possible?

      The following riflescopes can be retrofitted with illuminated reticles:

      Name                           Order no.

      Victory V/VM models:

      Diavari 2.5-10x50 T*      521620, 521621, 521730, 521731

      Diavari 3-12x56 T*         521630, 521631, 521740, 521741

      Diavari 6-24x56 T*         521690, 521751

      Classic Models:

      Diavari 2.5-10x50 T*       521320, 521321

      Diavari 3-12x56 T*          521330, 521331

      The only types of reticle available are those supplied with the respective production series.

    • Can I retrofit an ASV into my riflescope?

      All current Victory and Classic riflescopes can be retrofitted with the ASV.

      The following older riflescope generations can also be retrofitted with ASV:



      Classic Z/ZM (Order no. 52 13 XX)

      Z/ZM (Order no. 52 12 XX)

      V/VM (Order no. 52 16 XX)

      Victory (Order no. 52 17 XX)


      Send your riflescope to our customer service team either directly or via your dealer.

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