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leica 1200 or swarovski 8x30 laser guide?

 
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:53 PM
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leica 1200 or swarovski 8x30 laser guide?

i can buy a used swaro laser guide for 500 bucks that is in almost perfect shape but has no paperwork or i can buy a brand new in box leica 1200 crf for 455. which one would you guys buy given this opportunity. i am not sure how leica is as far as warranty repair or repairs in general. what if the used unit breaks, will swarovski still help me out with repair?

neither of these units are stolen or any bs like that, the swaro was a display/test unit and the leica is an overstock.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: leica 1200 or swarovski 8x30 laser guide?

Between the two I would take the Leica. Smaller and lighter. Smaller aiming reticle.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:36 PM
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Re: leica 1200 or swarovski 8x30 laser guide?

It would depend on where and what you will be ranging. How about a max distance, size of game and terain... hills, mountains or flats.

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Old 08-21-2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: leica 1200 or swarovski 8x30 laser guide?

I want to know where to get a new Leica fro 455???
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Re: leica 1200 or swarovski 8x30 laser guide?

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I want to know where to get a new Leica fro 455???

i have connections! ha ha

anyway, i am in pennsylvania an will be using it for varmit ranging out to 800+ yards. right now my limit is 700 but when i build my 6.5 it will hopefully jump to 1000+
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i have connections! i am in pennsylvania an will be using it for varmit ranging out to 800+ yards. right now my limit is 700 but when i build my 6.5 it will hopefully jump to 1000+
For smaller targets on flat ground, I would go Leica with the smaller beam divergence of the two. If you are in the hills ranging into hillsides the Swaro will range farther. But if you use the Swaro with a larger beam than the Leica on flat ground you risk the chance of inconsistant reading from it getting objects before or after the target. I have been using both for two years now.

Hope this helps you decide, both are good prices and very good units for the money. But I favor the leica.

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i have connections! ha ha

anyway, i am in pennsylvania an will be using it for varmit ranging out to 800+ yards. right now my limit is 700 but when i build my 6.5 it will hopefully jump to 1000+
Then Ill take two! haha

I just bought the Leica 1200(from Doug at Camerlandny.com he put up with no less than 5 calls thanks Doug) after about a month of trying to choose between the Zeiss and Leica.

I chose the Leica for the size. Swaros are nice but overkill for me. Good luck!
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