Eaglet, Guess not. This unit was much less than a year old. I will say the process for return has been easy and pleasant. Very professional staff with e-mail updates when received. I sent in my 8x30 bino's that took a dump too. They did tell me they did the bino repair here and if the rangefinder needed anything major it would go back to Austria.
Guys, I truely don't care which one is best, and the "best" may vary between users due to the variations in the way one uses them. I will simply post all results and let you guys decide what works best for you.
I can tell you this though, this is not the first and only 8x30 Laserguide I have been around and used. And as you can see, I am not one of the internet "what ever is in my bag or my uncles brother son wife uses is best" guys.