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Old 03-29-2009, 08:51 PM
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3: The Swarovski. Astounding. It is a "1500" yard rangefinder. I get readings out to 1999 yards in good or not so good light so long as there sint any rain, fog or snow. This is the one I continue to use.
meichele, I have read many of your posts and count you as a person in the know.

So, wow, That gets me excited. I just got word my Swaro will return to me this week from it's 8 week repair. Mine did give me a 1999 reading on a rock wall right before dark once. Statements like this give me hope that my newly reworked swaro, ( that they promised to look over with a fine tooth comb and make sure it would be as good as it can be) will maybe range a deer at 1200 yds. I truely hope so. Now if they could just get the display brighter, reticle smaller and readings to come up faster with out all that circular stuff going on in there. I would be a happy camper.

That being said, I still have not tested the top 3 for under $1K side by side. So the swaro may indeed be the best for the money. But I guess I am just not sold yet. The big test will be soon!!

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:31 PM
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I do agree that the huge circle sucks and the time delay sucks as well. I dont have a problem with it being too bright or too dim though. You are right, those features could use major improvment. I am still happy due to the fact that I can get reliable readings farther than I am qualified to shoot and that I didnt have to pay multi thousand dollars for it!! This IMHO makes it a winner for the long range hunter.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:41 AM
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I had a Leica and thought it worked well until I lost it and bought Swaro. The Swaro is AWESOME.
I just bought a Swarovski Laser Guide 8x30

I can get readings off a grass and scrub covered hill out my back door of over 1600 yards. I am very happy with it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:22 PM
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Good for you, you will Love it and it is the ONLY LRF to get on the Civilian market.
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:21 PM
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i am using a leupold rxb-iv i have not yet been able to use it hunting but i have ranged a building at 1138m mid day as well as trees out to 900m and a buch of things closer that that, on the longer ranges it dose take about 2-10 seconds to get a range. but for the most part i am rily happy with them
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:08 PM
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The Problem with the Leica LRF1200 that I owned is as follows:

1) The laser diode (?) is mounted onto an adjustable plastic bridge that sits behind the lens. Once the unit is introduced to freezing temperatures, and it is allowed to get cold, that plastic bridge will react and twist or warp. Once this happens, the laser will Never work correctly again, if at all.

2) Leica does not repair these units any longer. They did offer me a new one at reduced price, however I was fearful that the problem would occur again.

It is my understanding (and I could be wrong) that all of the civilian LRF's EXCEPT the Swarovsky are manufactured with similar design flaws. I am very happy with my Swarovsky and recommend it highly. The other LRF that I have a GREAT appreciation for is the Leica PLRF. It ranges out to 6K, and does a numerous amount of other tasks as well. The PLRF is pricey for most, with a retail cost above in the thousands...
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:48 PM
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Re: range finders

I selected the new Zeiss 8X26 T* PRF Laser RF over the
Swarovsky for the following reasons:

1. Zeiss glass.

2. Ranges to 1300 yrds. (I don't need to range any farther).

3. BIS (Ballistic Information System) which displays hold-overs/unders for specfic trajectories to 550yrds. (500M)...purists don't laugh, this works very well when you are pressed for time.

4. It's about $100 less than the Swarovsky, and has a smaller aiming point.

FWIW, I recently used it for PD town readings, and it worked flawlessly.
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