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Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 T*

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Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 T* Details

  • The Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 is an impressive riflescope that offers superior performance and optical clarity thanks to its 92% light transmission rate and sharpness from edge to edge.

  • It also has excellent mounting solutions, with either a Zeiss ZM/VM rail mount or 30mm scope rings being available depending on the version chosen.

  • Additional features such as the Zeiss LotuTec coatings and T* coatings help protect against water droplets, dirt, and debris, making it ideal for low-light and long-range situations.

  • The only downsides are that the scope is somewhat heavy and pricey when compared to similar models on the market but these factors do not detract from its quality overall.

  • This rifle scope is best suited for low light and long-range hunting.

Zeiss Victory V8 series

Zeiss Victory V8 rifle scopes are perfect for hunting, offering 8 times zoom range, LotuTec protective coating, enhanced T* lens coatings with great light transmission, and a wide field of view which makes targeting easier. The 30mm main tube gives the scope a big internal elevation range which makes it one of the best all-round rifle scopes currently on the market.

There are 5 models in the Z8i series: Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8x24, Zeiss Victory V8 1.8-14x50 T*, Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 T*, Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 T* and Zeiss Victory V8 4.8-35x60.

Physical properties of Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56

The Victory V8 2.8-20x56 is Zeiss' top-of-the-line riflescope with a magnification that ranges from 2.8 to 20 and an objective lens of 56 millimeters. It is 35 centimeters long, weighs 830 grams, and features a 30mm main tube diameter rare in hunting scopes; it offers 3.1 meters of internal elevation per hundred meters, has a fast focus diopter setting, and offers a great eye box and forgiving position behind the scope.

The Victory V8 2.8-20x56 rifle has two reticle options, Reticle 43 and Reticle 60. The reticles are illuminated and thin at high magnifications, with the dot spanning no more than four millimeters.

The V8 2.8-20x56 has an adjustable dot-illumination system that is the smallest on the market and covers a four-millimeter area at a distance of 100 meters. The illumination can be turned on and off using a button and is equipped with a motion sensor to turn it off when not in use. The intensity of the illuminated dot can be set to any desired level, making it ideal for bright days or low-light conditions and easy to use when wearing gloves.

Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 scopes can be outfitted with either standard hunting or ASV long-range turrets. The ASV turret is superior due to its 100 clicks per turn, which allows for longer-range shooting than other ballistic hunting turrets.

Zeiss provides nine different ballistic rings with their scope. These rings can be used to set a direct dial system from 100-600 meters and can come with either an elevation ASV long-range turret or both elevation and windage turrets with a locking mechanism. No additional rings are included for the windage turret if ordering both turrets.

The V8 2.8-20x56 has a parallax adjustment that can be adjusted from 50 meters to infinity, with 100-meter increments for each click.

Optical performance

The Victory V8 2.8-20x56 riflescope offers outstanding optics, with a light transmission rate of 92% and an impressive field of view. It's the second biggest model in the Z8i series and provides almost 16 meters of view at 100 meters. The smaller 1.8-14x50 model offers even more, with 23 meters of view.

The Victory V8 2.8-20x56 scope by Zeiss has HD and FL glass elements, which are covered with the LotuTec and T* coatings to protect the lens from water droplets, dirt, fogging, and condensation while giving users extraordinary optical clarity, performance, resolution, and sharpness.

Mounting solutions

The Zeiss ZM/VM rail mount must be purchased separately to attach the scope to a mounting solution. Otherwise, 30-millimeter scope mount rings will be necessary.

What's in the box?

  1. bikini lens covers

  2. safety and regulation information

  3. instruction manual

  4. CR2032 battery

  5. cleaning cloth

  6. 9 ballistic rings (with the model with ASV turret)


All Victory V8 riflescopes are manufactured in Germany and come with a 10-year warranty.

Zeiss Victory V8 2.8-20x56 T* Specifications

Rifle scopes seriesZeiss Victory V8
Made inGermany
In production since2021
Warranty10 years
Variable magnification Yes
Min. magnification.3.12x
Max. magnification.20x
Diopter adjustment -3.5 / +2 dpt
Lens size diameter. 56 mm
Minimal exit pupil.2.8 mm
Maximal exit pupil.9.9 mm
Minimal field of view.2.1m/100m
Maximal field of view.15.5m/100m
Minimal eye relief.95mm
Maximal eye relief.95mm
Twilight Factor 7.9 - 33
Light transmittance >92%
Fast focus eyepiece type Yes
Click Value 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL
Type of Turret BDC - Lockable
Locking turretsNo
Number of Turret Turns ST - Single Turn
Direction of turret rotationCW
Elevation - mrad. 23.43mrad
Elevation - MOA.73MOA
Windage - mrad. 150.62mrad
Windage - MOA.45MOA
Elevation in each turn 10 mrad - 100cm/100m
Reticle position 2. focal plane - SFP
Reticle illumination Yes
Illumination color Red
Usable at daytime Yes
Automatic Turn Off Yes
Size of Dot.0MOA
Parallax setting -
Parallax adj. Yes - side focus
Parallax adustment range 50m - inf.
Length.350 mm
Working temperature range-25° / +50° C
Power Supply UnitNo
Filled with Nitrogen
Lens coatings Fully Multicoated
Tube size/diameter 30 mm
Mounting rail.Yes
Scope Rail StandardZeiss ZM/VM
Mount length.0mm
Objective size diameter 62 mm
Eyepiece size diameter 46 mm
Mounting StandardNo
Water proof Yes
Fogproof Yes
Shock proofYes
Built in Range finderNo


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The Best By
I have never seen or used something like this before a riflescope manufactured with absolute precision, perfect optics absolutely clear vision even at dawn. Zoom range is perfect for Eastern European hunting purposes and the aimdot is really nicely adjustable and does not cover the target. Overall the price made in Germany quality and usability make for a perfect scope.


(Posted on 10/02/2019)

Long range hunting By
I was scared about the weight and the size of this scope on my Sako 85, howerver since I like to shot at longer distances I wanted the Zeiss ASV and the brightest picture I can get. Even on 20x the scope is still usable due to high quality optics.

Rail mounting is also a must have on this scope.

(Posted on 24/04/2016)

True Zeiss quality By
I am using this scope for about a year now and I really like it. I can just move my eye anywhere behind the eyepiece and I immediately have a picture without any adjustments of my position. I also like the fine - ultra small red dot in the reticle, which I can always set to correct intensity. The quality of optics is really good like expected from Zeiss.

The scope is however bigger than all my other scopes, but it offers 20x magnification so I don't mind.

(Posted on 24/04/2016)

Impresive scope By
I mounted this scope on Blaser R8 Professional and it works great. The illumination dot is just perfect and smaller than all others I have used before. Wide field of view combined with high magnification is also a big plus. The scope is however heavy and the price is also high, but so is its quality.

(Posted on 14/10/2015)

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