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Old 11-16-2012, 02:02 PM
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Re: Post 2...Swaro vs Vectronix

I have had several Leicas & the Swaro laser guide.
After talking to a few guys I got a PLRF10 before the Terrapin came out.
Their performance is on another planet to the "normal" rangefinders.

Granted they cost a lot more but side by side performance will instantly show you why

I haven't used the Terrapin but the 10 is incredible.

I still use the CRF1600 & HD Geovids, but when the ranging gets "difficult" the PLRF10 will save the day
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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Another question....How are the optics? Obviously, the swaro is the best I have seen to date...as are all Swaro products!! I find myself using it as a light weight bino.
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Another question....How are the optics? Obviously, the swaro is the best I have seen to date...as are all Swaro products!! I find myself using it as a light weight bino.
I feel my PLRF10 has great glass. The focus brings it in clear and sharp. Keep in mind it is only 6X and the Swaro is 8X but I really haven't felt the loss in power. The 2X less is easily made up by a precise aiming cross hair instead of a huge circle you can put 3 antelope in at 1200 yards.

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I feel my PLRF10 has great glass. The focus brings it in clear and sharp. Keep in mind it is only 6X and the Swaro is 8X but I really haven't felt the loss in power. The 2X less is easily made up by a precise aiming cross hair instead of a huge circle you can put 3 antelope in at 1200 yards.

Jeff
Totaly agree on the size of the Swaro's "aiming circle". That is where I like my Lica better. I don't know who's idea that was, but after 6 years of everyone on the planet bitching about it, you woulda thunk swaro would have made a change.

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Oh, speaking of the red square in the Leica. With the PLRF10 you have the option to turn on a small illuminated square much like the Leica for aiming. But I never use it, I like the crosshairs.

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I have a Terrapin and love it. I have owned a Leica 1200 and 1600, the Terrapin was not avaible to me at the time. The constant aiming circle of the Terrapin is my favorite feature, plus if you hold the F button for a full second it is illuminated. The glass is better then my 1200 and 1600, and I know this will piss you Swaro guys off but it is more crisp then my friends Swarovski.
The ranging distance in bright sun will blow your mind, on Sunday getting first click of the button wood piles in the clear cut out to 3386 yards is impressive, longest distance was 4454 yards, the sun was behind the ridge at that point.
At $1995 Canadian and in my hands in three buisness days, Twenty20 Insight Inc is the Dealer in Canada, Jennifer Nunes, 1 613 265 7186, is the lady you will ask for.
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I have a Terrapin and love it. I have owned a Leica 1200 and 1600, the Terrapin was not avaible to me at the time. The constant aiming circle of the Terrapin is my favorite feature, plus if you hold the F button for a full second it is illuminated. The glass is better then my 1200 and 1600, and I know this will piss you Swaro guys off but it is more crisp then my friends Swarovski.
The ranging distance in bright sun will blow your mind, on Sunday getting first click of the button wood piles in the clear cut out to 3386 yards is impressive, longest distance was 4454 yards, the sun was behind the ridge at that point.
At $1995 Canadian and in my hands in three buisness days, Twenty20 Insight Inc is the Dealer in Canada, Jennifer Nunes, 1 613 265 7186, is the lady you will ask for.
Thanks for the info. I fired off a letter to Vectronix looking for an "authorized " dealer here in the US. I don't want to pis around with units that were imported illeagaly...I like my warrantee!! I have yet to get a responce. I live 5 miles from Canada, but don't want to got through the hassle at the border.


Does anyone know of a dealer here in the US?

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Tod
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