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Old 01-22-2008, 12:06 PM
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Can you tell me or kont .

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BossHoss said it ALL! I think but don't know for sure, but price of the Vector is over 4000 bucks.
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The Leica Geovid is not a rangefinder than the Swaro, sorry but thats just the honest truth. The rangefinder in the geovid bino is actually the same one that is in the Leica 1200CRF and while it is a VERY good rangfinder it will not range as far as accuratly as the swaro. In my personnal experince you can trust the Leica rangefinder out to around 700-800 yds on deer sized animals, the swaro will get you out to around 1400-1500yds on the same game. Remember just because you can get a rangefinder to read you back a range on a object does not mean it is correct. i have had nikon 400 rangefinders read me ranges on tree lines at 950yds, doesnt mean it is right.

Unless you can afford a Vector the Swaro is the best bet for your money followed by the leica 1200crf, the geovids way to damn much!!!!

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I really like the Geovids. I have 2 sets. No problems with readings out to 1300 yards.
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I really like the Geovids. I have 2 sets. No problems with readings out to 1300 yards.
Leicas are fine and dandy until the fog rolls in. Even light foggy mist and they wont work.
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they did a pretty good review of the various laser range finders here:

Laser RangeFinders

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Re: What is the Best Range Finder

I am also looking at rangefinders under $1000. Has anyone compared the Zeiss Victory 826 PRF to the leica or the swaro?
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I am also looking at rangefinders under $1000. Has anyone compared the Zeiss Victory 826 PRF to the leica or the swaro?

I have had all 3 one time side by side but, haven't enough data to give you any solid advice. BUT, I own a Leica 1200 CRF and a Swaro laser guide 8x30. I had them side by side a couple days ago ranging speed goats in mid day light, flat ground. Rangefinders were on a solid bench on a rest. Goats were 1031 yards away. The only way I could know, was the Lieca hit them several times. Swaro would not touch them. But the Swaro would range the road bank at 1250 yards behind them. Like mentioned before, watch that beam devergence!! It cost me a trophy deer last year. I think they both have merit, but on flat ground I like the Leica 1200 CRF. If you are ranging trees, rock walls, or into hillsides, the Swaro will range farther. If you are ranging game on flat ground, DON'T over look the Lieca 1200 CRF.

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