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Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaster

 
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:25 PM
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

Bushnell uses a beam the size of a Mac truck to get results but you'll have to do some digging to find anyone who knows what beam deliverance is at Bushnell. I was pumped about the Fusion but decided to stick with my old Leica till I can get a significantly better unit.

Here's a recent review. Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC RangeFinder Binoculars Daily Bulletin
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

The great ranges reported on the Bushnell Fusion sound to good to true. I'll have to remain doubtful until some members on this forum, or others, put it through the paces similar to what I've done here with the Swaro and the Leica, and then report such favorable results.

So excuse me for the skepticism, but if Bushnell can reliably/repetitively do it with a binocular, then others should be able to also with a monocular. The other thing is I want a lightweight monocular for my rangefinder - personally. Not a larger, heavier and bulkier binocular. That has to do with my style of hunting - all back packing, carry on your back everything in, and then everything out. With the goal being some horn/antler, cape, and meat added into the mix on the trip back out. Bulk and weight are always at a premium on the hike back out.

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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

I think they sound too good to be true as well. However I am very tempted to try them because I would love to not have to carry my rangefinder and a pair of binoculars. I would gladly do an extensive review of these if someone felt like donating a pair.....
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

Anyone have any experiance with the G7 BR2 yet? and how it compares to the Leica and Swarovski?
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

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Anyone have any experiance with the G7 BR2 yet? and how it compares to the Leica and Swarovski?
Here's a link to one Thread on this Forum that provides some initial testing information on the G7 BR2.
G7 BR2 Ballistic Rangefinder Review First round hit one inch from POA at 993 yards
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

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I think they sound too good to be true as well. However I am very tempted to try them because I would love to not have to carry my rangefinder and a pair of binoculars. I would gladly do an extensive review of these if someone felt like donating a pair.....
Here's my thought... I'll go pick a set up and try to hit this tower that is 2400 yards from the road near-by according to Google Earth.

Then I'll return them.

If they work, then it's a good deal, if they don't... then we can agree they're crap.

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Old 09-20-2011, 08:44 PM
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

PS:

Here's a thread from another fellow...

My Experience with the Bushnell Fusion ARC 1600 - Sniper's Hide Forums
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