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Rangefinding binos
Oct 26th, 2019 at 9:50pm
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Iím looking to buy a some rangefinding binoculars but canít decide on Leica or Swarovski.
Is there anyone with experience of both brand, what did you choose and why.
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Re: Rangefinding binos
Reply #1 - Oct 28th, 2019 at 11:54am
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Leica have the ballistic menu that you can set-up to match your scope.
Simple to use and very reliable
  
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Re: Rangefinding binos
Reply #2 - Oct 29th, 2019 at 5:44pm
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Thanks, none of my friends own these binoculars so any any feedback on the pros and cons of these brands is appreciated
  
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Re: Rangefinding binos
Reply #3 - Oct 31st, 2019 at 5:41pm
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Top end glass is very similar in performance, differences are in ergonomic design, weight, shape and range finding range. I have Zeiss rf10x45, my son has Swarvo rf10x42  optically no difference between them however his range to 2000m where the zeiss stop at 1700. Both have ballistic compensating programmes. Shop around and see what sort of a deal you can get. That may be the difference.
  

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Re: Rangefinding binos
Reply #4 - Jan 17th, 2020 at 10:40am
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Huntertoo wrote on Oct 31st, 2019 at 5:41pm:
Top end glass is very similar in performance, differences are in ergonomic design, weight, shape and range finding range. I have Zeiss rf10x45, my son has Swarvo rf10x42† optically no difference between them however his range to 2000m where the zeiss stop at 1700. Both have ballistic compensating programmes. Shop around and see what sort of a deal you can get. That may be the difference.



Are they ranging TBR or LOS?
  

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Re: Rangefinding binos
Reply #5 - Jan 26th, 2020 at 11:43am
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I have Leica's and they are great
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 9th, 2020 at 6:57pm
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Los, then calculator applied.
  

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Re: Rangefinding binos
Reply #7 - Mar 10th, 2020 at 7:06am
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I first had a Zeiss RF10x45, then I had the Leica, but found them very big, and lacking in performance at dusk and dawn. I was very disappointed using the for red deer in the farmer hours. Midday they are very Nice!
Had the Leica hunting Tahr in Karangarua in 2015. and got the newest El Range from Swaro in 10x afterwards.
I find the Swaro beeing better for hunting, due to performance in twilight and compact shape!
Ballistic  calculator is more of a Nice to have item than actually needed, for me anyway.

  

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