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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 338 bruce, Aug 17, 2008.
anyone regret buying newcon 2000?
After testing one I wouldn't buy one. For up to 1000 buy a leica for up to 1700 buy a swaro. I've got the swaro to 1999 on cloudy days.
And that is the Swaro 8x30 Laser guide correct?
i've owned a newcon for a while now and don't have any regrets. i've ranged over 2300 with it in the rain.have ranged trees and rocks to close to 2k. on soft targets the swaro will do better but you'll pay almost twice as much for one. 1200 is my limit and the newcon will work with that almost every time.
Hey Dave - Re: newcon 2000
On a russian olive bush @ 238 yards in the sunlight my Leica 1220 won't touch it. I have to range on a shady spot in a group of trees as near to the point of interest as I can. Most times it isn't close enough in to the range of the point of interest.
Will the Newcon perform more consistently in that regard?
Ranging from the sunny side of the mountain to the shady side of the next or before and after sunrise & sunset the Leica 1200 will get me to 1217 and not a yard further. This is as good as I need for the moment but not for long.
At those distances and conditions the Leica is major super, from my own testing, at reaching back in to the trees. I've recorded several tests over several days where I centered the sighting square on openings that went well back into the trees. I took a reading there then one square up, one square to the left, the a square below the first one that another shot to the right. The Leica showed different distances for each of the shots.
Ther were occasions where the center range was up towards 100 yds into the trees from any of the other three sighting. That capability is really important to me. A range of error of not many yards is a bad thing at those distances.
Having said all of that, how does the Newcon compare?
The Leica seems to fit within the small sighting square just right.
PS: I'm betting there is somekind of an adjustment in the Leica's that keeps it from ranging > 1200 yds. I'll wait till I'm rich and can replace them then get out the screw driver and go to tweaking.
i have the older flat model of the leica scan. i have often thought about tweaking it(sometimes with a sledge hammer) to see if i can adjust the buttonIE/ trigger pull....it is so darn you can hardly push it and stay on target, even if you are on sandbags. this unit will not range a pronghorn antelope past 400 yds. i would not reccomend the leica. saving my pennies for a swaro, as all i have heard is good from the many tests i have read. AJ
dogdinger, I hear ya about that damn'd button. I made a leather cover for mine and attached a spent primer over the button. I now have a permant spent primer indent on my index finger tip. I'm going to rig a Chicago screw on it and see if that will help. By the time I get done with a range chart my finger tip is hamburger. What I really want is a remote trigger as for the older 35mm cameras. I can range deer in CRP at >600 but maybe its the tall grass.
I like the fit of the leica crf better but the swaro will out range it anyday. The thing about the swaro and leica over the newcon is you can actually use it as monocular. The glass on the newcon is not very good. The newcon would range quite far but didn't match the number's the swaro was showing and the steel plate was a known 1140 yards.