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    Range finder

    I am wanting to upgrade my range finder.
    I have a pair of Swarovski Binos 8-42 slc and love them. Swarovski make good kit. So looking towards that manufacture. There is a range finder going for £250. Not sure if it comes with anything yet. Box or holder of warranty etc
    anyone use the swaro range finder? What your opinion on them?
    I'm on the fence wether to sell the Binos and range finder and get the Bino range finder. But that's a major spend which scares me and not sure if it's justified. It would be nice as only one item to carry.
    The Ziess prf have a good report on them. So they could be a contender.

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    I'm a swaro fan - scopes plus EL bins. But I prefer my leica rangefinder to the one swaro one I tried. I found it horrible.

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    I have the zeiss prf, never let me down, ranges as well if not better than my geovids, never have to ping anything twice

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    i had the swaro el range binos,could not find fault, i miss owning them .as normal they where just stunning,if the moon was out i could see rabbits at night etc.the only reason i sold them is as a rifle varmint shooter i have a habit of spotting something and dropping down at which point 2 grands worth of binos touched the ground with me.if it was muddy i found myself more concerned about looking after the binos than anything else.i went back to leica 1600 b that where small enough to carry in a top pocket and promised my self some swaro binoculars soon .not range finding i find it best to have 2 tools for the job.

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    Another satisfied Zeiss range-finding binos user.

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    I'm at the cheapskate end of the scale - Hawke Pro 400. Never let me down yet.

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    I have the Zeiss PRF too. Lovely range finder and very accurate. If I could afford range finder binos then I'd get them as the seperate range finder never really gets used once I've learnt the distances from a high seat as its too big to carry round comfortably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacknsilver View Post
    I am wanting to upgrade my range finder.
    I have a pair of Swarovski Binos 8-42 slc and love them. Swarovski make good kit. So looking towards that manufacture. There is a range finder going for £250. Not sure if it comes with anything yet. Box or holder of warranty etc
    anyone use the swaro range finder? What your opinion on them?
    I'm on the fence wether to sell the Binos and range finder and get the Bino range finder. But that's a major spend which scares me and not sure if it's justified. It would be nice as only one item to carry.
    The Ziess prf have a good report on them. So they could be a contender.
    I share your enthusiasm for the Swarovski 8x42 SLCs. I tried them in all light conditions against the Els but, try as I might, I could not see any difference. I therefore did not spend the extra £700 or so to get the ELs.
    I use my binoculars a lot and for other activities than deer stalking. I have handled the major makes of range finding binoculars but the bulk and weight were not to my liking. I know that some of our members swear by them but they are not for me.
    I have seen the Swarovski palm-sized rangefinder in use and it was very good. Several years ago I bought a used Leica palm-sized rangefinder from one of our SD members.
    It is supposed to range out to 600 yards, but will do much further. It is small, light weight and works perfectly. Easily slips in and out of a pocket and I cannot fault it, even after several years use in all sorts of weather.
    Everyone to their own choice, but for my purposes, lightweight handy binoculars and a small lightweight rangefinder do me nicely.
    I hope this is helpful.
    A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

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    It's a difficult one.
    I think that the cost of the range finding Binos is gong to kill me. sometimes having kit too nice that you don't want to use it. I am always like that with a new knife. I don't want to cut anything with it. After I do out gets used as its meant to. So I think that the Swaro SLC will stay as they are stunning. The Ziess seam to get a good thumbs up. So there looking favourite.
    I have the Hawke 400. They seem to work but if I want to stretch the range out past 400 which they seem to do weirdly enough. Had them reading 520 last week. But how accurate will they be? 10-20yards out and it's a miss on the target.
    Has anyone acctually measured out a range after pinging it?
    Last edited by Blacknsilver; 18-09-2016 at 19:48.

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    I have the 8x42 Swarovski Rangefinder Bino's and they are absolutely brilliant! Buy once cry once!


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