Originally Posted by Buffalobob
There is nothing better than the Swaro for the price.
I agree. For the intended use and required perfomance, the Swaro will in all likelihood get the job done.
It's true that not all lazer rangefinders, even of the same brand and model, are created equally.
I've read of Bushnell 1500 Arc rangefinders that would read out to 1500 yds. The one I had wouldn't range past about 900 yds.
Most of the Swaro field reports do have them ranging distances farther than 1200 yds under the condition described - hitting a hillside or hitting a valley floor or flatland from a hillside.