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NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

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Unread 12-21-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

Earlier there was some talk about the beam divergance comparing the Zeiss, Leica, swaro... Len did a write-up on the new Zeiss but he did admit that he had limited time and, if I remember right and read it correctly, he was actually using one of the upper class zeiss range finders that is in the $2900 price range. I don't know for sure if the $700 and the $2900 models have the same beam divergance??? I'm guessing not.

However, from what I have read, the $700 Zeiss will give the leica a run for the money and possibley even the swaro.
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    in Len's article he gave the beam divergence of both the binoculars and the $700 monocular. the monocular was bigger but smaller than the Swaro or Leica.
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    Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

    Until I'm reading unanimous consent that the new Zeiss monocular rangefinder will outrange the Swaro, I'm sticking with my Swaro. I've already run through a number of rangefinders and nothing with high quality glass has come close to ranging the Swaro distances.
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    Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

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    in Len's article he gave the beam divergence of both the binoculars and the $700 monocular. the monocular was bigger but smaller than the Swaro or Leica.
    Dave, your right that he did list the monocular, but I looked agian and the monocular was listed of a divergance of 4 x 2. I also looked at the divergance of a CRF leica and it was .5 x 2.5 (less than the Swaro). With that said, I just wonder how much stock can be put into the beam divergance thing?? I know a Swaro will out range a CRF any day of the week. True practical ranging ability must be measured by other means I would guess.

    I think one will have to waite for someone to take the plunge and compare side by side the Leica, Swaro, Ziess side by side in the field on sunny days and cloudy days.
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    I think one will have to waite for someone to take the plunge and compare side by side the Leica, Swaro, Ziess side by side in the field on sunny days and cloudy days.
    Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree, and for what it's worth my new swaro just quit working and needs to go in for repair. That said I know they will repair it fast and get it back to me. Glad it waited till most of the season was over.

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    Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

    Just wondering if any one has a update with the new ziess rf, compered to swaro. i plan on purchasing a new rf in the next month. any more info would be helpful...

    thx jason
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    Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

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    Just wondering if any one has a update with the new ziess rf, compered to swaro. i plan on purchasing a new rf in the next month. any more info would be helpful...

    thx jason

    Still waiting for mine to come in. I ordered it from my local gun shop. He had to apply to become a Zeiss dealer first and it's taking longer than he thought. As soon as I get it I'll test it out and report back.
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