new zeiss rangefinder

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ammo burner, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. ammo burner

    ammo burner Well-Known Member

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    anyone try the new zeiss rangefinders. price looks good hope they work like they say.
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  3. ammo burner

    ammo burner Well-Known Member

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    i was at the harissburg show in pa last week and talked to one of the dealers who had one they said they will compete with the swarovski for around $650. lets hope so.
     
  4. stcummingsjr

    stcummingsjr Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up the Zeiss 8X26 rangefinder. Only had it a few days around my place, but am very happy with it so far. I have gotten many reading in the 1400's of large objects like our barn, dam or tractor. Have only ranged cows so far, but with a steady hand it will pick up 1200yds with little effort (my hand was not that steady...., a rest was a must for me for cows past 800 Yds). I was surprised at how fast the readings came back, compared to the Bushnell 1500 I compared it to. It is very bright, clear and crisp. 1478Yds is the furthest it read.... a rocky hillside. So far I have yet to get a “no read” of a cow at less than 800 YDS (first range attempt in ideal conditions), passed that range the percentage of first attempt readings on cows started to drop off a little (maybe 80% 1st attempt) I don’t know if this % error was caused by me and my unsteadiness or if I was up against its ranging limitations. I am very impressed and think it has worked very well at ranges of around 1000yds on “cow” sized game. Good luck in your choices. STC
     
  5. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't sound like it will range distances equivalent to the Swaro. Which is what I expected.
     
  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    stcummingsjr, were you ranging cows on flat ground or into a hill side?

    Thanks !

    Jeff
     
  7. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    where'd you get it and how much?
     
  8. stcummingsjr

    stcummingsjr Well-Known Member

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    Broz- some of both....Sky line range of 886 YDS reported back first attempt, which should have taken out any question of a hillside reflection. It is supper fast when ranging a rock or hillside near your intended target.....but that is probably similar to any range finder. My experience is limited when it comes to using a good range finder; this is the best I have got my hands on. Stc
     
  9. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    Was it sunny or overcast? The sun usually ruins the effective range of my finder.

    Thanks
     
  10. stcummingsjr

    stcummingsjr Well-Known Member

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    More overcast....
     
  11. Broz

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    That does not sound all that bad. In my mind you just can't compare numbers unless you have all 3 lined up on bipods and ranging the same target on the same day with the same conditions. That is why I refuse to pick before doing this. I would keep using it and getting to know it better. That time spent will most likely pay off when you really need it.

    Thanks for the info.

    Jeff
     
  12. stcummingsjr

    stcummingsjr Well-Known Member

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    +1.....
     
  13. stcummingsjr

    stcummingsjr Well-Known Member

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    Still recovering from selling my kidney to pay for it... I got it for a little less than one can find it in Cabelas.