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

This is all great info cant wait for the results hoping to try out a swaro this weekend see how it works on the big snow covered fields tons of dogs out on the fields still breeding . They are everywhere .



Shure sounds like the quality control on all of the range finders is below sup par . Doesnt matter what model make etc you own . Buddy just stoped by with his bushnell arc and it ranges twice as far as mine ever did and works great out in the fields . Even right before dark . Never fails I always get the lemons .
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Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

money no object huh.. Try a vectronix!!! I will range anything..
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Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

The Lieca is a good laser range finder for those that do not need tje longer ranging ability of the Swaro. My Swarovski will range things that the Lieca simply will not and a lot farther away as well
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But I still am going to test all 3 mentioned.
When are you planning this test? If fairly soon, I could send you my Newcon if you like. It would be nice to see how they all compare. Not the best optics but they range the **** out of things.
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Re: mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

WOW! Excellent crossfeed ... very informative. I too am in the market for (my first) rangefinder. My local sports store can't keep the Leicas on their shelf so I was not able to try them ... just the Swaro and the Zeiss. IMHO, the Swaro has slight advantage optically. But I do like the feel of the new Zeiss 8X26 PRF, it has built in ballistic information system (BIS)/holdover. Took the Zeiss out of the store for a test and range a target @ 895 yds on a cloudy Montana day ... I was too shaky to range farther/smaller objects .

One of the asst managers field tested all 3 and he recommends the new Zeiss. Just wondering if others have personal experience or have considered the Zeiss. I have a few months to decide before I buy.

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Beam divergence: ~ .4 x 2 mrad

Measuring time: ~ 1.5s max

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When are you planning this test? If fairly soon, I could send you my Newcon if you like. It would be nice to see how they all compare. Not the best optics but they range the **** out of things.
Jon, that is a very nice offer. Which newcon do you have? A friend of mine has the 2000 (??) and his shooting buddy has the 3000 (??) or what ever two modles. I am not familiar with their mod. numbers. Like you they state the glass does not compare but they will range looonnng distance. The reason I had not considered one is the size and weight. My long range hunting load is getting out of control. That is why I am going to go with the Swaro, Leica or Zeiss.

As for when. I just sent my Swaro off for repair yesterday and in talking with them I asked that they do a complete check and make sure it is up to standard and as good as a Swaro gets before returning it to me. They said they would. So we will see when it comes back, I would expect 3 weeks or so. I will have a new Leica in a week and then decide where I can buy or borrow a Zeiss. I do have a friend with one in Wy.


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money no object huh.. Try a vectronix!!! I will range anything..


I amost bought one of those once off e-bay. It was a great deal and I am still kicking my self.

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