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Leica's New Geovid HD-B

 
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:39 AM
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Can't wait to see a review of these. Thought I had made my mind up on a Vectronix.
After using my PLRF5 side by side against these new Leica's I won't be changing anytime soon........the Leica's are great glass and range we'll, just not as well as my terrapin

I found the ranging reticle a little large for my liking......
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:19 AM
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Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

Tag for future reference. Great post.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:23 AM
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I can get a pair of 10x HD-B's at dealer discount where I work. Almost pulled the trigger too until I read a fairly technical review. I hope Leica is reading this.

1. Out put in clicks, like the 1600-B, instead of pure MOA. This is just pure nonsense from the designer of this fine optic. A tool of this design is supposed to make the shooters life easier, not harder. I want it read 36.3 moa instead of 145 clicks. I succumb to certain types of pressure and doing division, in my head, is one of them. With that said, I know I can simply paste a simple conversion chart on my rifle. Almost, but not a deal killer.

2. The online web based ballistic app that allows one to input rifle's exact ballistic data, save it to a tiny memory device and drop it into the bino's battery compartment is genius. Only problem is we only get to use G1 BC, not G7, which is more accurate for our long range BT type of bullets. That puts me off 12.7" at 1 mile with a 300 gr OTM from my 338 Edge. DEAL KILLER!

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Old 06-22-2014, 10:12 AM
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Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

You can expect this from companies that 'add' ballistic gimmicks to their products, as they don't typically know anything about ballistics, or field use of ballistics.
What would Leica know of ballistics? It's not their bread and butter..

Dodge dealers putting VW Beetles out front..
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:39 AM
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Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

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I can get a pair of 10x HD-B's at dealer discount where I work. Almost pulled the trigger too until I read a fairly technical review. I hope Leica is reading this.

1. Out put in clicks, like the 1600-B, instead of pure MOA. This is just pure nonsense from the designer of this fine optic. A tool of this design is supposed to make the shooters life easier, not harder. I want it read 36.3 moa instead of 145 clicks. I succumb to certain types of pressure and doing division, in my head, is one of them. With that said, I know I can simply paste a simple conversion chart on my rifle. Almost, but not a deal killer.

2. The online web based ballistic app that allows one to input rifle's exact ballistic data, save it to a tiny memory device and drop it into the bino's battery compartment is genius. Only problem is we only get to use G1 BC, not G7, which is more accurate for our long range BT type of bullets. That puts me off 12.7" at 1 mile with a 300 gr OTM from my 338 Edge. DEAL KILLER!

Going shootin!

Alan
the other problem is the leica only applies ballistic corrections to 1000 yards. you get ranges beyond that but not factored firing solutions. the other blunder is no angle compensation below 100 yards. huge miss for bow hunters. it looks to me like leica did not get these in the hands of real western hunters to test them. its just some small tweaks and they could have really knocked it out of the park.

the other thing and its probably just me and really dampered my impulse to buy is that for some reason the view in them doesn't seem quite right. its like the barrels are too wide apart, I also get more of an oval view through them with fuzzier edges on the outside edges. been using the previous model all along with no issues. The leica guy admitted that they have like 3% less light transmission than swaro's el range. if money was no object I would run the el range AND a g7 RF
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