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Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:03 PM
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Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

I see there's a new Leica HD model out there: Leica Camera AG - Sport Optics - Geovid Supposed to have a 2000 yd range, but past 1100 yds, the specs say +-10 yds. The beam divergence seam quite large as well. Anyone have experience with these yet?

The beam divergence on the Swarovski is much smaller, but it's not HD from what I've read, but it also has a +- 1yd accuracy for it's entire 1500 yd range per Swaro specs. http://swarovskioptik.com/en_us/prod...ulars_el-range

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:39 AM
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Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

Go with the Swaro. You wont be disapointed!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:12 AM
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Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

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Go with the Swaro. You wont be disapointed!!
That's my thinking at this point.

Just want to vet the new Leica HD combo bino/rangefinder and hoping to get some input in that regard from folks here than might have it. Pretty new though. The rangefinder beam divergence on the new Leica is leaving a bit to be desired, however, as well as the accuracy beyond 1000 yds...
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:31 PM
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Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

Here's the deal with the Leica Geovid-B in my eyes:
1. Minimun distance is such that a bow hunter can use it.
2. Uses the same ballistic technology that the 1600b uses in the fact that you can use 12 pre-programed ballistic curves to give you a shooting solution (1/4 moa or mils)
3. mini sd card that can be placed in the unit to work off of specific ballistics.

I use the Swarovski EL range myself. It's a great unit. I've been pleased with its performance both optically and in it's range finding capability. Honestly I don't care if it's not HD because I can't really tell the difference between it and the EL's with swarovision.....even in twilight.

IMHO they are again setting a benchmark in the market place. Superb optics coupled together with intuitive design.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:15 PM
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Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

If you want the Rolls Royce....
I have the Terrapin and it is bloody outstanding!
I can only imagine how good this thing is!

Vectronix VECTOR IV 7x42 Rangefinding Binoculars On Sale - EuroOptic.com

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:34 PM
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Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

http://www.isnes.is/Frettir%20Birgja...MS%C3%96GN.pdf

Good comparison above with some highly accurate test data...

Still don't know for sure if the 1.5 mrad x .5 mrad beam divergence of the EL Range has the 1.5 mrad vertically or horizontally. I hope it's horizontally, but I have heard it both ways and do not have confirmation. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:04 PM
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Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?

The new Swaro is a great unit.
The LRF is outstanding in good weather.
The optics are the best I have ever seen (I own Leicas).
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