Swiss Wild .8 meter base rangefinder

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Ronin Rifles, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. Ronin Rifles

    Ronin Rifles Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody have any experience with this and how it compares to the Barr and Straub one? Interordinance has it for sale for $399, and I wonder if it was a good deal. Thank you
     
  2. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have had experiance with them. The optics are better then the Barr and Stroud since the Wild is/was made in Switzerland.

    They read in Meters and the Barr and Stroud ranges in Yards.


    At $399.00 you better buy it as that is a good deal as long as it's not one that was pieced together like some that were being sold at Dusch Optics at one time. Had a friend who sent 3 of them back before asking for a refund.

    Later
    DC

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  3. Ronin Rifles

    Ronin Rifles Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply, will order it Monday. Will ask them if they guarantee it. Suppose to be in excelent shape. Can always convert meters to yards with a calculator. Have been looking for a longrange range finder for a while, that is not to expensive. Already have a cheaper laser Simmons 800 yarder, that cant quite read that far on something small.
     
  4. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    Ronin...

    I also have one.

    I bought it when they first came into the country, and paid $1000 for it.

    And it was a steal then for what you got.

    Extreamly accurate, these are great rangefinders, and at the current price they are selling them at now, you can't go wrong.

    CatShooter.

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  5. Jake in NC

    Jake in NC Well-Known Member

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    Hey DC.. I've been eyeballing these rangers for a while.. I wasn't aware of the re-furbs.?? Is there any way to tell the difference in the "good" Wild and the others.? Thanks.. JiNC
     
  6. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Jake

    Not really because they do a pretty good job of refurbishing the "outside".

    My buddy had fits with his before he sent it back 3X.

    Many from that company are just fine though. I think he had one of the bad ones from the start. They normally work quite well and for many years if you take care of them.

    Later
    DC