Re: Combo bino/rangefinders...what's the latest?
About a week ago, I was able to talk to some Swaro reps at a gun show regarding the EL Range units. They confirmed that the beam shape is a vertically oriented (long side is vertical) rectangular shape. I told them that there was concern that orientation could cause problems in certain situations such as ranging in flat terrain or across a canyon at a hilside where the bottom and top edge of the rectangular shaped beam would be contacting terrain at potentially very disparate ranges.
The thinking, I was told, was that a vertically oriented beam would cross the horizontally oriented body of most game animals at right angles and make it easier to get the beam on the body. OK...that might be OK for the general hunter in general hunting conditions, which I started to feel these were designed for--after all, they have to appeal to a broad market to make $. However, I mentioned my concerns again regarding the above conditions at long range. There was not a whole lot more they had to say.
The units do not have an integral tripod mount either. Bummer. I know quite a few guys use them here, but I have some reservations regarding plunking down $3K for them. Maybe I'm expecting too much...wouldn't be the first time. Just wanted to report what I'd learned.
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