Re: Leica Geovids
I believe that the pair on the hunt were 8's, I had no difficulty holding them steady enough on relatively small rocks and trees - naturally the bigger the object the better the performance. I was impressed with their ability to go out past 600 in bright sun on relatively small objects.
Most of the objects I got reading from were also ranged with my 1200, but the new Geovid beat my 1200's at the extreme distance objects I was trying.
They are also very quick and have an amazingly fast scan mode, no selection needed, it is there a few seconds after your initial reading.
Will they do a coyote at 1200 yards - I would bet they will in optimium light, bright light I would doubt. Deer and elk would have a better reflection but regret that I cannot make any statements on field use as i did not see any caribou to do readings on when I had the unit.
They are fine binocs, the big question is field use of the laser and from what I saw it delivered readings fast in bright light - worked even better in overcast light. No hell in rain I understand.