Leica Geovid or Swarovski SLC 10x42?

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  1. Josh Young

    Josh Young Well-Known Member

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    Looking to upgrade my binos for this season. These are the 2 I’ve narrowed it down to that are in my price range. Looking for opinions or experiences with both. Let me know. Thanks

    Edit: 9-13-18 I ordered the 10x42 Slc from the LRH store. Demo model $1399 to the door. Pretty good deal. They’ll be here Saturday. Can’t wait. Thanks again for everyone’s input and experiences. I sure appreciate it.
     
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  2. Alex Wheeler

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    Both good glass, you need to look through them
     
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  3. Josh Young

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    Lol thanks for your opinion. I appreciate it. I’m definitely settled on these 2 for now. My hunting partner has the Geovids and I like them. Don’t really need the rangefinder as I use a G7. Have you looked through both? Any preference out of these 2?
     
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    I have the swaro's and a buddy of mine has the geovids. I think the geovids are a very slight bit better for glass, but the weight difference makes me like the swaro's more for hiking. Just my opinion.
     
  5. Josh Young

    Josh Young Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Are his Geovids HD?
     
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    I am a Swaro guy. But I just recently bought a pair of Lecia 2200 HD-B for my daughter. I got them as demo's from Camera Land for $1499 shipped. Camera Land and SWFA both told me that the Swaro's 10x42 EL's were better glass than the Lecia 2200 HD-B. But I bought the Lecia's because of price only for my daughter. She and I like my Swaro's better. My Swaro's are 8.5x42 EL's HD.
     
  7. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    I have EL 10x42s and the newer ultravid HD 8x50's. The ultravids are a step up from the geovids, but the Swaros are still hands down nicer glass.
     
  8. Josh Young

    Josh Young Well-Known Member

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    I’d love to get the El’s but a little out of my price range. Thanks for the input!!
     
  9. Josh Young

    Josh Young Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input. Any experience with SLC’s?
     
  10. Riflehunter1776

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    I have the new El's and the CLs, also had the old (original) EL's. I was about to buy the SLC's last year, but found new EL's for the same price (1800), so I got them instead.
     
  11. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of 8x32 EL...my favorite binos. for a little less dollars take a hard look at the maven B2 11x45s--I have a set of their 12x56s and they are very good to my eye...
     
  12. Josh Young

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    Thanks again and thanks for the info in the PM
     
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  13. Josh Young

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    Thanks for your input. I’ve looked at (not through) the Mavens. And have heard great things. I’m set on going with Leica or Swaro.
     
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