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Old 08-12-2009, 01:17 PM
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range finders

what does every one think of the ziess prf range finder over the swarovski. get the + and -'s to both.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:39 PM
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Depends on what and how far you are going to range. Last week in Wyoming we had all 3 of the newest modles side by side. Swaro, Leica, and zeiss. We were ranging a tree mid day, partly overcast. Range was something like 1150 yards. Swaro was reading once out of every 3 or 4 tries. Leica was hitting it every time. Both Swaro and Leica was getting with in one yard of each other and the Zeiss was reading 100 yards less. This was not a great test and by no means draws any form of a conclusion. But I own both a Leica and a Swaro and for me, I have a hard time deciding which one I like best.

I tested the two I own ( Swaro & Leica) on brown cows in bright sun once and the Swaro ranged furthest. But the Leica is smaller, easier to carry and way, way faster.

At this point my advice would be, get a Leica and a Swaro OUTSIDE and test them your self. They are both good units. One more note, if you care about warranty repairs. I have owned many swaro products and I have had 2 rangefinders, and a pair of bino's repaired. FAST, Frendly impecable service at no cost!! I have never sent in a Leica for repair so I can't coment on their repair service.

Thats all I know today..

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I have had a Leica LRF 1200 for years and it has always given me fantastic service. The new Leica 1200 CRF is even smaller, (fits in your shirt pocket) has faster readings and is waterproof. All very important features when carrying it in the field. Hope this helps! NJS
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We were ranging a tree mid day, partly overcast. Range was something like 1150 yards. Swaro was reading once out of every 3 or 4 tries. Leica was hitting it every time. Both Swaro and Leica was getting with in one yard of each other and the Zeiss was reading 100 yards less.
1150 yards is equal to 1051.56 meters. I have no doubt that you had the Swarovski and the Leica set to read in yards and the Zeiss set to read in meters. How did I notice that? I've done the same thing. Most rangefinders can be set to measure either meters or yards but many don't display which they''re set to.

My two favorite rangefinders are a Leica LRF 1200 and a Laser Technology Impulse 200XL. Max range of 1200 and 2400 yards, weight of 12 oz and 2lb 6 oz. The 200XL also measures inclination.

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1150 yards is equal to 1051.56 meters. I have no doubt that you had the Swarovski and the Leica set to read in yards and the Zeiss set to read in meters. How did I notice that? I've done the same thing. Most rangefinders can be set to measure either meters or yards but many don't display which they''re set to.
Good point. I will look into that and report.

Thank you.

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1150 yards is equal to 1051.56 meters. I have no doubt that you had the Swarovski and the Leica set to read in yards and the Zeiss set to read in meters. How did I notice that? I've done the same thing. Most rangefinders can be set to measure either meters or yards but many don't display which they''re set to.

My two favorite rangefinders are a Leica LRF 1200 and a Laser Technology Impulse 200XL. Max range of 1200 and 2400 yards, weight of 12 oz and 2lb 6 oz. The 200XL also measures inclination.
how much was that Laser Technology Impulse 200XL??????????? how well does it work on animals?????????????
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:25 AM
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Watching this thread with interest. Would like to read some more reports on the Zeiss, especially side by side comaprisons.

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