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Leica -vs- Swarovski

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Unread 02-20-2006, 10:40 AM
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Re: Leica -vs- Swarovski

in the last tree or four years I sold all my Bushnell, Leupold, Bec, and Burris and bought only Swarovsky. The range finder is very good and is as a rangefinder and in the same time a monocular very very clear 8x magnification. I consistently misure out to 1000 yards in the fog or light rain. The same for the optics of miy rifles. I use a Sauer 90 7 rem with Swarovsky 6-24x50 tds-4, a sauer 202 243 win and a sauer 202 308 win both with Swarovsky 6-18x50 Tds-4. They are a little bit less strong than Leupold, but very very clear. Only on my Heckler and Koch use a Scmidt and Bender.. As Binocular I use an old 2 war Zeiss of my grandfather..

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Unread 02-20-2006, 12:48 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
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Re: Leica -vs- Swarovski

Hey Wildcat, all you gotta do is call me and we'll get you fixed up!!! I won't back @ work till Wednesday though.
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Unread 02-20-2006, 02:51 PM
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Re: Leica -vs- Swarovski

After a couple of min of playing with the Swaro 1500, I immediatly sold my less than a year old LRF 1200s and bought the Swaro.

I would have to say that it depends on how far you plan to shoot as to if the Swaro is worth the additional money. With my Leica's I could get them to range about anything at 600 to 800 yards, cedar trees and other large objects were pretty good to 1000 to 1200 yards, anything over that forget it. With my swaro's 1000yds is pretty easy to get readings and I can range things at 1800 to even 2000 yards that the leica's had trouble with at 1000. Yes, I did keep my leica's long enough to do a side by side comparison. Hands down the swaro's will outrange them by 500 to 800 yards.

I do agree with GG though about the large aiming circle and the button. I hate them both (but not as much as I like being able to range whatever I want). As far as the peice of junk they give you to carry them......I threw that away and bought a Fieldline brand belt pouch from Wall Mart (a good Arkansas company [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]) for about 7 or 8 bucks. It fits perfect and keeps the rangefinder protected.

The only other bad thing is..........there is no doubt someone will introduce one better and cheaper. But if you keep waiting for the next better and cheaper one, you will never buy one!
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Unread 02-23-2006, 11:27 AM
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Re: Leica -vs- Swarovski

Meister, i wanted to send you a pm, but the system wont let me, i notice you have the gemtec link on your posts,
have you anything to do with the company? i'd be interested as i'm always on the look out for a good moderator.
regards Pete
Occupying the British Zone.
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Unread 02-23-2006, 03:52 PM
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Re: Leica -vs- Swarovski

I'm not a member of the company, just a fan. I have 4 of their suppressors and I get to test all the new stuff as it comes into the dealer. Their new quick connect HVT system is amazingly quiet. It's quieter than my TPR-S 30 cal. shooting it without ears in a small room is tolerable.
Beware the fury of a patient man....

Be kind to your neighbors... shoot quietly..
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