Re: Swaro Laserguide
I leave the binos in camp during archery and rifle hunts. The Laserguide works great for me. If I was hunting really open areas I would carry binos, but the areas I've been hunting are pretty easy to scan with the Laserguide. There are a few canyons and clearcuts, but usually its 600 yards of visibility. Using a monocular doesn't bother me, but if I had to spend hours glassing in Eastern Oregon for mule deer then I would want binos or spotter.
One of the reasons I bought the Laserguide over the Leica was the optical quality since I knew that I would usually not have binos in the field. The other reason was that the Leica had trouble taking readings consistently at longrange whereas the Swaro worked almost every time, even without a solid rest.