bino problem

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Rob M, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Rob M

    Rob M Member

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    Hi first post here, so be gentle:)
    I have recently purchased some Swaro SLC hds 8x42s...great glass, makes the world look a better place.
    I did however really want range finder binos, but just couldn't come at eating dog food for a month, in order to buy them.
    but of course three weeks after buying the Swaros, i have found a pair of Zeiss rang finders binos, for not much more than I had already paid.
    My question is, will I be disappointed with the Zeiss victory's 8x44 RFs compered to the SLC HDs....
    many thanks

    Rob.
     
  2. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    While Zeus are good I don't think they are as good a the Swarovski. They may appear close in full daylight however in early morning, late evening, or heavy fog there is a difference in my opinion.
     
  3. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Rob,
    I own the Zeiss victory, I do not own the swaro but have looked threw my friends. IMO you will be disappointed. I just think the glass is superior in the swaro. I guess the question is are you willing to give up better glass to have the RF. Hope it helps.
     
  4. Rob M

    Rob M Member

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    Thanks for the replies, just wasn't sure if I'd look through the victorys a regret the change.
     
  5. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    My biggest concern would be the rangefinder. $3000 + would be alot of coins for a
    good set of glasses. If you pm me i will aim you at some people who own the swaro
    combos. I also own a swaro rangefinder and id reccomend you buy a Leica or maybe
    a new Bushnell.
     
  6. Rob M

    Rob M Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I've just bought a pair of swarovski el's 10x50s, obviously no range finder, but the quality of the image can't be ignored...stunning.
    So now a separate range finder unit.
    Which unit do people recommend..value for money?
    Thanks..
    Rob.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Belated welcome to LRH and enjoy!

    Leica 1600-B! Simply the best for under $800. gun)
    ... and you won't be disappointed. lightbulb

    ADDED: >>> http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f40/fs-leica-1600-b-137540/#post966779
     
  8. Rob M

    Rob M Member

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    Thanks, I will have to keep an eye out for the leicas.