Re: SWARVOSKI RANGE FINDER
I took one out desert bighorn sheep hunting last weekend and was impressed with the yardages it read. I beamed a vertical rock cliff about 500 feet tall at 1732,1765,1783. I thought that was pretty good considering the range, but then I drove around the cliff and could then plainly see that it was not vertical like I thought but it sloped to the top. So the ranges were very accurate after all.
I should mention that tHis was done at dusk when the laser could be seen better. Going back out after a big ram this weekend again and I will try the same cliff at midday to compare distances.
I also took my Leica 1200 on the hunt, and it read fine all day in bright sunlight out to 1100 yards. I still find it easier to beam EXACTLY what I want because the aimer is much smaller. On my 1000 yard practice range, I shoot into a burm about 20 feet tall and the Leica aimer takes up only 1/4 of the burm and the Swaro engulfs the entire burm top to bottom. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] If they would fix that and the mickey mouse unprotected belt holster, they would have a near perfect unit as the optics are top notch. I could easily make out sheep at 1 mile with the Swaros even though they were the same color as the background!
If it's not far, it's boring.