which laser range finder?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by firefly, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. firefly

    firefly New Member

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    Hello,
    I would like to get a top notch LRF, to range easily to say 1400 yards... any ideas? I know the swaro is pretty good, but what about these models: Bushnell 1500, Newcon 1500/2500? I dont mind paying the price as long as the quality goes with it.
    thanks for the help,
    firefly
     
  2. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    hi
    there has been a couple of chaps on hear done a few tests with different R/F and they all come up with swaro.
    so if you have the cash,i think thats the one.
    thanks
    Colin

    PS do a search and the tests should come up.
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    hi
    there has been a couple of chaps on hear done a few tests with different R/F and they all come up with swaro.
    so if you have the cash,i think thats the one.
    thanks
    Colin

    PS do a search and the tests should come up.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    All very true! Spot on!
     
  4. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    If you've got the cash, give me a call or shoot me an email. I don't think you'll find a better price!!!
     
  5. lerch

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    The only way to go is the swaro, dont waste time with starting cheap and trying to make something work. spend the money right off the bat and get a swaro, it will work and you will be happy.

    take it easy
    steve
     
  6. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I second that, Lerch is right, buy the Swaro. I have one and it's awesome!

    Wildcat
     
  7. gafferq2xl

    gafferq2xl Well-Known Member

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    I tried to find the test post you spoke of.....no luck.

    The Swaro's are certainly the stand alone in the rangfinder class but, I'm going to sell my 10X42 EL's and 3 rangfinders and pick up a set of the Leica 10X42 Geovid BFR w/LRF. I wish they had these when I bought my EL's. These are not only among the best in bino's (not a differance to my eye with EL's when I bought them) but and intergrated LFR!!!! One less thing to fumble with and carry. I'm hitting Cabela's within a few weeks and I'll be doing my business then. I'll still keep my STS80 HD though.


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    hi
    there has been a couple of chaps on hear done a few tests with different R/F and they all come up with swaro.
    so if you have the cash,i think thats the one.
    thanks
    Colin

    PS do a search and the tests should come up.

    [/ QUOTE ]
     
  8. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    speaking of the geovids, has anyone compared them to the swaro as far as rangfinding capabilities? love having both of them in one unit, but dang....$$$$$$$
     
  9. bailey1474

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    In my brief experience w/the Geovids I found them to be no better than the 1200 scan. I think they rate it @ 1300 yds instead of 1200 though. Might be a little better, but the Swaro will range circles around both.
     
  10. lerch

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    I took out a geovid and a swaro one day but i only had about 15min to play with them. First I compared the 1200 and the geovid. there was no real difference between the glass in the 2 leica's, ranging was a little bit farther with the geovid and it was a very comfortable unit to hold, much better than the 1200.

    When i compared the swaro and the geo I did like the geo's reticle better but there was no comparison in long ranging ability. I lost the geovid at about 1200yds and the swaro bounced back a quick reading of 1500 something yards. Glass was slightly better in the swaro and both were comfortable to hold. While the swaro is a monocular it works just fine as a pure optic tool.

    At this point in time the swaro is the king of the hill.

    take it easy
    steve
     
  11. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    Lerch,
    I don't here much about the new Leupold rangefinder that does the math for you. I have the Lieca scan 1200 and like it for what I do. Has anyone tested the Leupold yet or better yet any field use experiences?
     
  12. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    goodgrouper, tested the Leupold and in short, don't waste your money.... The Swarovski is the King of Long distance rangeing without peer, in it's price range
     
  13. lerch

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    GoodGrouper and I both have done a test with the Swaro, leica, and leup. Do a search and you can find the info.

    The swaro is definantly the king of the hill, dont waste you money on the leup.

    steve
     
  14. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info on the geovids, good to hear, thanks, jon