Originally Posted by haywire05
Was thinknig of buing the new swaro as seems to be good reviews on here .
Well, sometimes it is one of those "what ever I got is the best things" But the truth is they differ quite a bit and what works for one does not work for another. My biggest bitch about the swaro (well except for the fact it is broke now) is the huge beam devergence. I never had a problem till trying to get it to range a huge WT on flat ground between 950 and 1050 yards. The 6' beam could not give the same reading twice, even off a tripod. It was getting ground, cornstocks, deer and trees behind too.
But if the beam is smaller it will have to be held more solid on target. The Leica 1200 CRF (if I understand what I read correctly) has a shorter beam in height PLUS a much smaller aiming reticle. The swaro seems to range farther but is it as precise?? My swaro worked great ranging into the next side hill on a doe at 1137 yards. One shot dump.
I hope to be able to try all three side by side, the new zeiss, my swaro, and a 1200 CRF Leica. Not just once but for a few days in the field under different conditions. When it's all over I will know what one works best for me, and the other two will be on here for sale..