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Unread 02-23-2009, 11:08 PM
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new zeiss rangefinder

anyone try the new zeiss rangefinders. price looks good hope they work like they say.
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    Unread 02-23-2009, 11:28 PM
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    Re: new zeiss rangefinder

    If you can wait, Jeff (BROZ) is going to do a comparative field test on different RFs to include the Zeiss.

    mad as h*ll range finding in the snow

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    Unread 02-23-2009, 11:33 PM
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    Re: new zeiss rangefinder

    i was at the harissburg show in pa last week and talked to one of the dealers who had one they said they will compete with the swarovski for around $650. lets hope so.
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    Re: new zeiss rangefinder

    I just picked up the Zeiss 8X26 rangefinder. Only had it a few days around my place, but am very happy with it so far. I have gotten many reading in the 1400's of large objects like our barn, dam or tractor. Have only ranged cows so far, but with a steady hand it will pick up 1200yds with little effort (my hand was not that steady...., a rest was a must for me for cows past 800 Yds). I was surprised at how fast the readings came back, compared to the Bushnell 1500 I compared it to. It is very bright, clear and crisp. 1478Yds is the furthest it read.... a rocky hillside. So far I have yet to get a “no read” of a cow at less than 800 YDS (first range attempt in ideal conditions), passed that range the percentage of first attempt readings on cows started to drop off a little (maybe 80% 1st attempt) I don’t know if this % error was caused by me and my unsteadiness or if I was up against its ranging limitations. I am very impressed and think it has worked very well at ranges of around 1000yds on “cow” sized game. Good luck in your choices. STC
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    Unread 02-27-2009, 09:07 PM
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    Re: new zeiss rangefinder

    It doesn't sound like it will range distances equivalent to the Swaro. Which is what I expected.
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    Re: new zeiss rangefinder

    stcummingsjr, were you ranging cows on flat ground or into a hill side?

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    Unread 02-27-2009, 10:31 PM
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    Re: new zeiss rangefinder

    where'd you get it and how much?
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