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Old 09-13-2005, 09:48 PM
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Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game

What is the best bang for the buck range finder that will laz on game to 1000 yards. I mean 1000 on game, not a "reflective surface"

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Old 09-13-2005, 10:24 PM
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Re: Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game

Swarovski is by far the best for under $1K. Stop looking and order one, they are that good I assure you!!! I get consistant ranging on grassy hillsides out to 1600 yards and in low light conditions out to 2000 yards.

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Re: Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game

The swaro is definantly the best.

You won't be disapointed with it.

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Re: Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game

Another vote for Swaro. Have one. Love it.

In addition to the laser the field of view and glass are very good. The belt mount is also very usefull.

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Old 09-14-2005, 09:33 AM
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Re: Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game

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Every response totally missed the question. Bang for the buck, only needs to laz out to 1K yards. Swaro is a looser here. My Bushnell Elite was only $350 and it lazes out to 1500 yards. I liked it so much I got one for my nephew/brothers elk hunt a new Bushnell that only lazes to 1300 yards, but our own Don (optics@pobox.com) sold that one to me for $299. Ill put it on eBay after their hunt and sell it fast for $250.

In 5 years that swaro will go for $250 on eBay, the latest Swaro will laze to 3,500 yards, have better optics and be cheaper than the current technology. Rangefinders (RF) are unlike guns and like computers, they get better/cheaper every year.

Unless you're Kirby, GG or some of the other guys who will need 1,300+ yard ranging - or have unlimited budgets like Kirby and GG [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] - my advice is get the cheapest you can live with. It's not like a gun or even scope you will be keeping for 30 years then passing on to be used another 50 years (then passed on) - RF should be considered disposable expenses.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:55 AM
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Re: Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game

b1g b0re,

You make a lot of good points, from my perspective the Swaro is not bad value, it serves me both as a laser and an optic. UK prices (last time I saw were about 350GBP for the Leica 1200 scan and 529GBP for the Swaro). Personly I can not live with the Leica LRF as an optic but can the Swaro so it saves me instead of a pair of binos, your milage may vary.

I regard the Swaro as a disposable, in a few years it will be upgraded no doubt and maybe for cheaper or at least better for the same price. The same thoughts you have against the Swaro I have about the Leica Geovid which I would have liked but did not buy for the reasons you list. I guess it is a matter of where each person wants to draw the line in respect to price and what they want.

In terms of performance I have compared the Swaro against a Leica 1200 and Bushnell 1000. The Swaro ranged targets (paper black ones) at 1km where the other two did not.

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Re: Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game-

At around $800-900 for the Swaro's it's out of my range price-wise. Does anyone have experience with the new Bushnell 1500? There was a thread a couple months back, but anyone else care to comment or share on the Bushnell with respect to ranging game out to 1000? Also, is it worth getting the one with the angle indicator (made for golfers) or stick with the hunting version?

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