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Swaro 8x30/Leica 10x42 brf

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Unread 09-02-2005, 10:58 AM
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Re: Swaro 8x30/Leica 10x42 brf

You are comparing two things slightly different.

I had a chance to use pete lincoln´s leica 10x42 bino/rf and compare with my swaro 8x30 slc bino/ leica rangemaster rf combo...

Distance readings were absolutely coincident; clarity with my swaro bino and the leica was about the same, and although the 10 magnification is great when you need more details on a target, the 8 x is in my opinion more comfortable.

Now the great thing about the leica 10x42 with integrated rf is that you have both things in one, which avoids the need to first spot with bino, then change to RF.. and maybe change to bino again if the target moves... and so on.. using both in one piece is great and still you may be saving some weight overall, apart from diminishing chances of a deer slipping away becuase you mess around with two things instead of one.

Contact Pete Lincoln and he´ll help you.
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Unread 09-08-2005, 10:55 PM
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Re: Swaro 8x30/Leica 10x42 brf

....and it is the laser performance that I'm primarily interested in.

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Jim - If you are looking for distance performance rather than optical performance, The Swarovski monocular will outrange the Leica Geovid binoculars by 300-900 yards depending on target size and reflectivity. With the Swarovski, in bright sun, I can get 1800 yard readings on house sized objects, at dusk, the Swarovski maxes out at the electronically capped distance of 1999 yards. You won't touch that with the Leica 1200 or any of the Geovids currently on the market that I am aware of. Leica Vector? whole different story....

I wear progressive lens glasses and have no problems whatsoever with the display in the Swarovski. I find it much easier to view than the display in the Leica 1200. I don't have a Geovid on hand to compare it to.

Don - LongRangeSupply
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Unread 09-09-2005, 07:31 PM
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Re: Swaro 8x30/Leica 10x42 brf

Hey Don,

Thanks for the reply, especially good from a fellow 4 eyes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].
BTW , what do you have? online store ,brokerage? just wondered if you have a good deal on the Swaro.

Thanks again , Jim
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Unread 09-11-2005, 06:21 AM
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Re: Swaro 8x30/Leica 10x42 brf

Guys i reviewed a set of Leica 10x42 Geovid BRF for a UK gun/shooting publication..
i abused the Geovid over several weeks( including a rund through the dishwasher, being frozen in a pond at -15c chucked out of a tree stand and couldn't fault it.
Its the best rangfinder ive used, (bar the Leica Vektor military model) it is also just so much more handy and quicker to have a combined binocular rangefinder..
regards Pete
Occupying the British Zone. www.roedaleprecision.com
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