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Unread 02-09-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

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I was testing mine last night after sunset and off of the dirt off the side of a mountain at 1400 yards it was measuring almost instantaneously. I kid you not. I was impressed how fast I was getting my distances displayed.
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No way mine would do that. It would make that little dotted rotational circle, blink 3 times and then give you the number. I will send it in with a list of the problems and complaints and see what I get back.

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    Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

    In my experience the Lieca give readings faster than the Swaro. Under less than ideal ranging conditions it was no contest the Swarovski was night and day better. Bright sunny conditions in the SW desert the Lieca at time would not range past 600 yards and the Swaro was consitently getting 1000 + on the same day and conditons.
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    Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

    hopefully somebody gets some good side by side field time on the swaro and the new zeiss. Would like to hear the outcome.

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    Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

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    hopefully somebody gets some good side by side field time on the swaro and the new zeiss. Would like to hear the outcome.

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    Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

    The Swaro is currently available as a demo unit for $789 from Camera Land - one of our LRH Forum sponsors. Comes with full warranty. These are demos that are displayed at Shot Show and other outdoor conventions like SCI. Good as new and no risk because the full factory warranty is included. That's how I purchased mine a year or two ago.

    I think Jeff has a lemon Swaro also. Mine gives ranges as quickly as I need them. I spend way more time confirming my dope after I have the range than I do waiting for the range to appear. It sure beats pacing off the distance!

    I'm glad you're going to put them through an extensive field test Jeff, and can't wait for some feedback, but not using your current Swaro. I think it's gone t_ts up.

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    Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

    Jeff:

    Just a thought. The manual says the batteries are good for 2000 readings (I believe). Have you tried it a with known good new battery?
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    Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

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    Jeff:

    Just a thought. The manual says the batteries are good for 2000 readings (I believe). Have you tried it a with known good new battery?
    First thing I did last fall was buy extra batts for the PDA, Kestrel, and Swaro. Carry them in my bag with me all the time. I bought a twin pack of good ones for the swaro and that was the first thing I changed. Makes no difference.
    But thanks for the thought.

    Owning the old Leica and having been in the field with the new CFR, I can tell by the statements some have not used the newer one. If you ever get the chance I would try it. But please don't do it indoors at a sports store. Those animals are already dead and it will tell you nothing other than you don't know what the heck you are doing. I will have the new Leica CFR maybe by friday and My swaro will be called in and shipped for recondition tomorrow. I know a good friend that may lend me his new ziess. I am on a mission now. I am going to start designing test charts or a" log" if you will, to record my results. I will get good data.

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