Re: Swaro EL Rangfinder Binocs - User Opinions
There seems to be some variability between some of the new EL Range units if what you are saying is correct. I can only comment on the 3 units I've tested, and other than one being capable of slightly more range than the others, about 2100 yards verses 1900 yards, there has been no issues with any of them.
Any rangefinder bino is going to be compromise of some sort. The Vectronix will no doubt range further, but aren't in the same league optically. You will have to decide which is most important, and if you really want both in the same unit I s'pose.
For our walkabout longrange hunting out to 1200 yards or so which covers 95% or what we do, we have found the EL Range units we have to be the best.
For more static longrange hunting where you're not so limited in what you can carry, the specialist rangefinders are no doubt better at pure ranging.
Bill, it sounds like you have a warranty issue there, and I'd definitely be sending them back. The TBR feature only works to 1000 yards, beyond that it just displays the line of sight range.
And CA, if your old 8x30 Swaro is ranging further than your EL Range, it sounds like its faulty too. It seems to me that someone in the US needs to talk to your USA Swarovski agent about these variability issues. You pay too much for them to put up with a faulty product!