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Old 11-03-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: Swaro Laser Guide Problems ??

NJS you may be right. But I have yet to own one for 6 months with out a problem. The one I have now is less than 2 weeks old. It froze again this am while elk hunting. Again I removed and replaced the battey and it was fine once more...

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:36 PM
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NJS you may be right. But I have yet to own one for 6 months with out a problem. The one I have now is less than 2 weeks old. It froze again this am while elk hunting. Again I removed and replaced the battey and it was fine once more...

Jeff
Jeff,
Sounds like you will need to carry 3 Swaros. I saw one advertised on the Forum yesterday. $625. Range once with each one and you'll be good for three ranges - enough to confirm the distance. After that you'll have to swap to your Leica and hope the animal is close enough for the Leica to report the range.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:41 PM
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Re: Swaro Laser Guide Problems ??

I use mine almost every day, it is a tool I can't be without. The only problems I have ever had are sometimes I get a range I know without a doubt is wrong. It usually happens at longer distances 9-1500 yards and it will show a 3-400 yard range. it don't happen often and has nothing to do with the battery or closer objects in line of sight. It has quirks but still seems to be the best I can find.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:37 AM
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Broz:

When I visited, we compared your and my Swaro. Does your new one come closer to performing like mine or yours? I really llike the smaller reticle on the Leica, but I like the longer capability of the Swaro.

Did you get that goat?
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:41 AM
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Re: Swaro Laser Guide Problems ??

I am having the same problem with my Swarvo.
I pull it out of the pack and some times it is as dead as a DoDo. I pull the battery and put it back in and it then works just fine.

The battery is not the problem as I repalce the battery and it makes no difference.

It seems ot do this about 30% of the time now and I am sick of pulling the battery out to re-set what ever is causing it to trip.

I guess I will just have to send it back for repairs?
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:04 PM
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Re: Swaro Laser Guide Problems ??

Jeff,

After seeing how your Leica's worked when we shooting at Joe's in Montana, I came home and ordered a set. I had also bought the Zeiss rangefinders and sold them. The Leica's seem to do ok at closer ranges but not great much past 900 yards on non reflective objects.

After using Joe Starns Newcoms, I broke down and ordered a set from him yesterday. They are quite a bit more than Swaro's but I think they will get the job done with ease.

I think the newcoms will make a nice backup rangefinder for my uses!
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:23 PM
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Jeff,
It seems like you've been unlucky enough to have uncovered an electrical/electronic flaw in at least some of their range finders. I'm Swarovski would like to get to the bottom of it also. Somebody on the production line is getting a bad solder joint or some other such problem that's generating your grief. A couple others have also ID'd the same type problem.

I'd send this thread into Swaro with your bad units and ask for replacements. Once they see their product getting some problematic press via your effort to troubleshoot their LRF units, I'm pretty sure they'd be interested in ensurnig a happy ending to your thread. I do believe they're a class act company - by and large.

Maybe delete this post from your thread. Or if you want, send me a PM and I can delete it so it doesn't look like we've collaborated to damage the Swaro reputation. Hey..., you don't drink while you operate the Swaro LRF units? Just kidding.

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