Re: Rangefinder shopping today
the salesman obviously didn't know what he was talking about. I have used bushnell, nikon, leica, swaro's, and the swaro just puts to shame all the rest of the bunch.
True the display isn't super bright, and I don't like the big donut, but man the swarovski can downright range stuff far away. Even though it wasn't that bright we never had a tough time trying to range things in bright sun. (always could see the donut.)
We were in CO, elk hunting the last 8 days, and I was using the geovids side bye side with the swaro. THe geovids came back with a reading faster, but that was when we could get a reading. It was real sunny out and we could only get the geovids to hit around 900-1000, but we were consistently hitting trees and rocks and 1800-1900+ with the swaro's.
So I guess that if are going to stay in the store and range the clothing rack at 65 yds I would lean toward the nikon, but if you are going to use it for LR shooting/hunting buy the swaro's and have no regrets.
good luck with your search!
ps, i love the geovids, no hard feeling toward them, just think that the swaro's will reach farther in more conditions.