Zeiss Expands Web-Based Ballistic Calculator
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce the latest addition to their online ballistic calculator, the ASV+ bullet drop compensation system. This completely new module was developed for the various ballistic target turret solutions, such as ASV+ for VICTORY HT, as well as the lockable target knob turrets for the CONQUEST HD 5 series riflescopes. It is fully compatible with the latest Windows or Mac versions and the most popular web-browsers.
The new update virtually eliminates all guesswork for hunters and sport shooting enthusiasts alike. The user-friendly, intuitive ZEISS Ballistic Calculator developed by a team of the most experienced ballistics engineers, promises to help hunters and sport shooters of all levels to master the long-range shot. The update features a new design layout, country and language selection (English, German, Russian), and metric or standard (imperial) input and output. The program also features enhanced calculations for RAPID-Z, RZ-6 and RZ-8 ballistic reticles.
“With this newest update to our web based ballistic calculator, users will be able to access a fast and reliable method to calculate bullet trajectory and adjustment needed from an extensive library of manufacturer and handload bullet data. It enhances the cutting edge technology of our ballistic reticles and turret systems,” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “We are constantly striving to provide truly innovative technology that will compliment every skill set for our passionate customers”.
The idea behind the bullet drop compensation ASV+ for the VICTORY HT riflescope series is to achieve accurate aiming at all times. The system allows the user to adjust the elevation by simply turning the selected turret ring to the desired distance as marked on the elevation ring. The ASV+ system comes with ten high quality metal rings (one linear scale and nine distance scales), to accommodate the different bullet drop curves. Using the free web based ballistic calculator you can select the ring that comes closest to the trajectory of your chosen bullet type. These rings can be installed or exchanged quickly if another load is needed for a different hunting or shooting situation. The fine markings between each ballistic ring allow even more exact adjustments to be made to the different trajectories. This makes the ASV+ very precise The user only has to know the distance to the target then set the distance on the ASV+ turret and take careful aim.
The same system can be used for calculating the ballistic drop and adjustment required for the CONQUEST HD5, CONQUEST DL and older CONQUEST MC riflescopes with target turrets.
About the Web Based Ballistic Calculator
The ZEISS Ballistic Calculator allows users to first select from Rapid-Z/RZ ballistic reticle optimal power setting calculations or VICTORY ASV+ or CONQUEST target turret calculations and their ZEISS Riflescope from a drop-down menu. They then have the ability to select factory or hand load data as well as environmental variables, and then the system will calculate and display the optimum setting. The system allows the user to adjust standard settings for altitude, temperature, and incline angle as well as advanced settings for muzzle velocity, sight height above bore and sight-in distance. A convenient print/save or email option is also available to help users organize and process the information (pdf format) for field reference.
“The entire ballistic reticle marketplace is generally complex and confusing to most shooters.” stated Mike Jensen. “We have spent hundreds of man hours simplifying our system, making it more user friendly and self-explanatory. It’s the most accurate and simplistic system in the industry, designed by hunters for hunters and we are proud that it works exclusively with our RAPID-Z, RZ6, RZ8 reticles and now our ASV+ system.”
Check out the ZEISS Ballistic Calculator at http://ballistic-calculator.zeiss.com.
An updated app for iOS and Android devices with the enhanced features mentioned above will be available in Spring 2015.
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).