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

 
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

I guess I am more concerned with the ability to range something like say a deer at distance rather then a large reflective object....I hunt in Kansas, it is relatively flat where I am at and I am worried that the large beam divergence might give me inaccurate readings at longer ranges.
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

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I guess I am more concerned with the ability to range something like say a deer at distance rather then a large reflective object....I hunt in Kansas, it is relatively flat where I am at and I am worried that the large beam divergence might give me inaccurate readings at longer ranges.
Great Point!!!!!!! And wise statement. 2008 in Kansas I had two big WT deer in a flat field feeding, being raised and hunting Iowa WT all my life I can tell you one was close to 180 and the other would probably go 200". My Swaro choked and would not giv me 3 ranges with in 50 yards of each other. The big beam was catching corn stalks or the trees behind. I elected to pass the shot. We saw the same two bucks with their 5 does the next morning at 300 yards... on private ground. So I guess it was not ment to be. But you will not catch this guy packing a RF with a large beam ever again.

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I read every post in that snipershide Thread. Sadly, I didn't see any ranging detail that would allow for any direct comparison to the ranging ability on trees or hillsides past 1300 yds. Everything past 1300 yds was a water tower or a house. The link that bigngreen provided didn't provide the nitty gritty on the ranging ability either. So I remain skeptical. Water towers at 2400 yds mean something, but I'm not sure how that compares to ranging natural vegetation in the country the game I hunt is found. They may be the best thing since sliced bread. But I can't confirm that from what I've read to date. I'm not able to reach any conclusion, because no one has reported anything comparable to brush, grass, trees, hillside, mountainside ranging ability.

Anybody have any links to some more pertinent Forum Threads/reviews? I would like to read more, if any members have found any pertinent Threads/reviews.
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Re: Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaste

I also read the referenced thread from top to bottom. I agree with phorwath, nothing there to hang a hat on.

The 993 yard shot is a good post but as the PHDs say, "more testing is needed.

My single experience of the wide beam causing a clear miss by giving a reading about 50 or so yards short of the actual 1475 is burned in my mind for the eternities.

Just because the distance is shown big, bold and black doesn't make it so.

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

Even the Leica 1600 will sometimes over-shoot the target on relatively flat ground. I would guess the Swarovski would be worse.?

Just the other day I was ranging (trying to) my 10" diameter AR-500 plate. It was only from 510 yds. Even being dead steady on sandbags, I couldn't actually range the plate itself, instead I would get the small dirt berm that is 25yds directly behind the plate. Now if I hang a tractor triangle where the plate is, it will read 510. Leads me back to the belief that the beam wants to "find" the most reflective object in it's area.?
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Leads me back to the belief that the beam wants to "find" the most reflective object in it's area.?
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I read every post in that snipershide Thread. Sadly, I didn't see any ranging detail that would allow for any direct comparison to the ranging ability on trees or hillsides past 1300 yds. Everything past 1300 yds was a water tower or a house. The link that bigngreen provided didn't provide the nitty gritty on the ranging ability either. So I remain skeptical. Water towers at 2400 yds mean something, but I'm not sure how that compares to ranging natural vegetation in the country the game I hunt is found. They may be the best thing since sliced bread. But I can't confirm that from what I've read to date. I'm not able to reach any conclusion, because no one has reported anything comparable to brush, grass, trees, hillside, mountainside ranging ability.

Anybody have any links to some more pertinent Forum Threads/reviews? I would like to read more, if any members have found any pertinent Threads/reviews.
Everything I can find has been shooting water tower or buildings which the Fusion should excel at with a 2x4mil beam, I was not going to waste more money on that kind of beam deliverance! But, the G7 range finder has the same beam but it seems some algorithm will make it accurate, don't know about that, I do know nothing has ticked me of more than rangefinders!!!!!!!
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