Re: Best Bino's your opinion
I see you live in the west, IMO all the discussion is mostly mute because no one is saying to get binocular with a built in RF unit!!!! I cannot begin to tell you how much better your hunting will be when you have the range under you finger at all times. I don't care that the glass on the RF units isn't as good as the non RF binoculars. sometimes you only have seconds to make a shot animals normally don't just stand around waiting to get shot. When I hunt I pretty much need to have a range on the animal just about all the time. with my leicas I am not fumbling around digging a seperate RF unit out then refinding the animal through a tiny monocular which seperate RF units have and getting a range that way. its basically is the animal big enough for me to shoot perhaps I am already ranging it while deciding, done. I have a buddy at first light last year that shot a 190 class buck over 30" and he will tell you right now the leicas made it happen, a split second longer and the buck would have bolted and he could not have shot with his bow. NO ONE THAT HAS HUNTED WITH A BINOCULAR THAT HAS RF BUILT IN WILL EVER GO BACK!!!!
so in my mind you have 3 choices, zeiss, leica, swaro RF binocular units. leica currently has probably the lowest glass, zeiss a little bulky and a tad short on eye relief for me, if I were buying I would wait for the new leicas split bridge model. if I had to buy now it would be swaro.