Not being in the field and actually used the swaro and from my experience only with other brands I'm trying to get a better feel for what you are saying.
There is an elk in huntinfool18's first image. Up and to the right of the aiming circle in a bit of a clearing.
The elk is a nice 6X6 just for the score about 394.68;) its the last day of the season and your first opportunity for a shot so there is a lot riding on this one. No pressure, eh
You know you can make the shot under the atmos conditions at that distance if you know the range precisely.
Oh Yeah, huntingfool18 is busy at work and you said you were just dropping by to look at the horse.;)
The circle includes the elk, the juniper behind it, the shadow to the right and a bit beyond and part of the juniper in front.
All I want to know is does the swaro from a steady rest always range the elk? At that distance accurate ranging or the ability to use body english is critical.
Not to be a pain, just trying to figure things out. Thanks.