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NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

 
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:00 AM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

Well i purchased thge new zeiss RF, heres a few comments
mid day 1202 on a cow ( beef)
up to 1481 on trees
havent compered it to swaro, but the glass is awesome, the focus is a great feature. instant readings, easy to see. havent got much seat time yet, havent been able to get a reading over 1500 in bright sunlight yet.


anyways more to come as time goes on... welll worth the money...
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:59 PM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

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Well i purchased thge new zeiss RF, heres a few comments
mid day 1202 on a cow ( beef)
up to 1481 on trees
havent compered it to swaro, but the glass is awesome, the focus is a great feature. instant readings, easy to see. havent got much seat time yet, havent been able to get a reading over 1500 in bright sunlight yet.


anyways more to come as time goes on... welll worth the money...

I finally got mine. Almost the exact same results. I also pointed it at some antelope. Bright mid-day sun. Heat waves.

1489 House
1452 Rock outcrop
1408 Big bush
1231 Cow
849 Antelope - with a fence post rest
681 Antelope - freehand

I like it but wish it had a standard tripod mount.

I didnt' have a swaro for a direct comparison. Swaro people, how do these mid-day bright sun numbers compare?


Paul
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:19 AM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

I went out again this evening. The performace improved after the sun went down. I was able to range a coyote at 887 in a hay field after several tries. But I couldn't get a reading on some dark horses that I'm guessing were about 1300-1400 yards. It gave nearly instant readings on bushes/trees/rocks out to about 1480. But could never get a reading past that eventhough there were plenty of targets to range. It seems like this unit has a 1500 yard governer on it.

While I'm pretty happy with it overall, especially how it ranged in direct sunlight this afternoon, it would be nice to get 1500-2000 yard readings in the ideal conditions that I had this evening.


Paul
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:41 AM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

Thanks for posting your findings with the new Zeiss. My Swaro will range 2-300 yds farther than what you're reporting. I'm getting the impression that the Zeiss will out-range the Leica 1200 by about the same distance that the Swaro will out-range the Zeiss.

Broz was going to compare all three of these LRFs side-by-side after his Swaro came back from warranty repair.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:09 AM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

I'm getting the same results as phorwath with the swaro. If you put it on a tripod you can usually get 1999 yards during the day with clear skies. If there is any cloud cover I can get 1999 just by holding it in my hand. I was interested in the zeiss but will now stick with the swaro.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:25 PM
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Re: NEW Zeiss 8x26 Victory Rangefinder

Looks like the Swaro takes it for distance, but looks like the Zeiss would be more accurate on game at distance.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:01 PM
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I took one out side a sports store in Bufflao Wy and shot it down the street. It is lightning fast, but there was nothing far enough to tell anything about range. I have a friend that bought one also. He has ranged goats to 7 or 800 mid day I think. I doubt it will out range the Swaro but I really can't say. I have a swaro now and I may be going back to the Leica. I have had a few issues with the large beam and the large reticle circle on my Swaro. I guess you really have to pick one for your personal needs. They all have weak and strong points.

Jeff
Jeff I would think twice before buying a new Leica I just sold mine.It would only read past 600 yrds once and a while.I have talked to three other guys that have the same problem.For the money I think they are junk.$800.00 that is a lot of money more something that don't work all the time.Weather really affected mine had trouble in very light mist and light fog.Jim
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