Austrian-based Swarovski Optik company launched the new X5(i) and Z8i riflescopes early on this year; now finally available worldwide, those riflescopes offer some of the Company's best in features, technologies, and performance
First showcased at the 2016 editions of the most important trade shows of the gun industry, such as the SHOT Show and IWA, the new entries in Swarovski's extensive line of riflescopes – the X5(i) and Z8i models – represent a perfect embodiement of the Austrian Company's tradition of high-quality optics, high technology, skilled craftmanship and vast know-how in the manufacture of optical products that would meet the needs and taste of the most demanding hunters and long-range sport shooters.
Swarovski X5(i) 3.5-18x50 and 5-25x56 riflescopes
Developed specifically with the long range shooter and hunter in mind, the Swarovski X5(i) riflescope is a brand new design built for extreme precision on an exceptionally rugged platform. The newly designed turrets allow for 20 MOA per revolution and have a viewing window to show the user what revolution he/she is on; the Swarovski X5(i) riflescope also offers ¼ MOA point of impact adjustments.
At the heart of the X5(i) is a Spring Retention and Lever System that exerts the same pressure on both turrets from the inversion system regardless of positioning. This assures maximum accuracy and repeatability. There is up to 116 MOA of elevation adjustment inside of a 30 mm tube that yields a 5X zoom range. The elevation, windage, parallax turrets as well as inversion system are built from stainless steel components adding to the overall ruggedness of this scope for hunting or competitive purposes.
The Swarovski X5(i) riflescope, available in 3.5-18x50 and 5-25x56 versions, also features a new SUBZERO function that allows the shooter to shoot at closer distances if the zero is set at a further than usual zero. More specifically, the SUBZERO function allows the shooter to come down 10 MOA or 40 clicks from a pre-set zero.
The illuminated versions will be fully illuminated reticles and have 10 brightness settings. 2nd focal plane long range reticles will be available in 1 or 2 MOA increments in both illuminated and non-illuminated versions.
Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56 P riflescope
The Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56 P riflescope marks a milestone by the Austrian company. Its 8x zoom and outstanding optics make it perfect for basically every type of hunting. The slim 30-mm (1.2 in) central tube blends seamlessly with any hunting firearm, and the ballistic turret flex and FLEXCHANGE – the first switchable reticle – provide shooters and hunters with maximum versatility in every situation.
Offering an exit pupil diameter ranging between 8.1mm and 3.1mm and an eye relief of 95mm, the Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56P riflescope also sports a field of view ranging between 18,6 and 2,3 meters at 100 m (55.8 ft - 6.9 ft /100 yds) depending from the selected zoom factor.
The Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56P riflescope and the Swarovski X5(i) 3.5-18x50 and 5-25x56 riflescopes are already available for purchase worldwide. Please seek out for your closest authorized Swarovski dealer for further information and pricing.