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Source: - Carl Zeiss Sports Optics press release

North Chesterfield, Virginia - Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world's leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics has won the 2014 Annual Petersen's Hunting Editor's Choice Award for the Victory 8x26 PRF rangefinder.

The editorial staff of Petersen's Hunting magazine has recognized the VICTORY 8x26 PRF Rangefinder for offering the highest quality, the most innovative design, and the best utility for today's hunter. Petersen's Hunting, published by InterMedia Outdoors, is one of the leading magazines for serious hunting enthusiasts in the United States.

"This is an incredible accomplishment, two coveted awards from Petersen's Hunting in the same year," said Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. "Carl Zeiss Sport Optics continues to deliver award winning products to the marketplace consistently, confirming what we already believe, that ZEISS without question is the leader in premium, high performance sports optics."

For the past five years, the editors at Petersen's Hunting have turned their love for gear into the Editor's Choice Awards. Best-in-class products that embody the ideal combination of quality, craftsmanship, ingenuity, and value are given these awards. Hundreds of products are thoroughly tested by staff writers and editors in real-world conditions. Where scientific measures can be used for quantifiable results, they are. Where they can't, years of hunting experience and practical field knowledge become the yardstick.

"Bottom line: We trust Zeiss," said Petersen's Hunting Executive Editor Ben O'Brien. "They continue to be at the forefront of the sports optics industry, and we have enjoyed many successful days afield thanks to their Terra, Conquest, and Victory lines. This year we were amazed at the instant long-range readings of the Zeiss Victory PRF rangefinder."

About the VICTORY 8x26 Rangefinder:

Introduced as the world's first monocular laser rangefinder outfitted with an LED display and Ballistic Information System - BIS. This versatile, compact unit houses a powerful 1,300-yard laser rangefinder paired with the same BIS found in ZEISS VICTORY RF binoculars. The 26mm objective lens and 8X magnification deliver bright, detailed images, even in low-light conditions. Not only will you see the distance to your target in the display, but you'll also see hold-over information. Just match the monocular's BIS with your load's trajectory by choosing one of the included ballistic programs. Pressing the measurement button activates the illuminated reticle. Release the button to display range to target in yards or meters. You'll be impressed by the brightness and clarity of the LED display compared with standard LCDs used on other rangefinders. The comfortable eyecups have click stops. An integrated diopter adjustment tailors viewing to your eyes. Scan mode delivers multiple ranges quickly. Durable rubber armor reduces noise and absorbs shock. It is waterproof to 1 meter for 5 minutes. Power is supplied by a CR-2 lithium battery.

The MSRP for the VICTORY PRF is $777.77.

For more information on ZEISS' award winning products, please visit us at www.zeiss.com/us/sports-optics or join us at facebook.com/CarlZeissHuntingUS.