ZE5.2 Reticle

German #4

Glass Fiber Point

The innovative glass fiber reticle in the second image plane impresses with a homogeneously luminous circular dot, which can be adjusted perfectly to any hunting situation during the day or at night. Thanks to the greatly improved fiberglass technology, the light emitted from the LED is optimally transferred into the fine glass fiber and guided to the partially grounded end with almost no loss of light. Depending on the adjusted brightness, the light emanating from this end can be perceived as a weak spark in twilight situations, or as a clearly visible bright spot of light on the targeted game in the glaring sunlight.

Full view of the Glass Fiber Point reticle

Modern manufacturing procedures can produce glass fibers with diameters of less than 0.05 mm. Using a ZE5.2 3-15x56 in hunting situations, this means an overlap on the target of less than 8 mm at 100 m using a larger magnification, and of 4 cm at 100 m using a lower magnification.

The fiberglass reticle illumination eliminates the conventional glass carrier reticle composition used in common riflescopes, which is typically constructed of a glass plate between 1.5 and 3 mm thick. The transmission of the riflescope is thus increased by about 0.5% to 1% - a prerequisite for spending a few more minutes to get that last precise shot in at dusk.

Enlarged view of the illuminated glass fiber at the reticle center and a diagram depicting the functional principle of lossless light conduction through the glass fiber