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    Ultimate Range-Finding Binocular Test by PrecisionRifleBlog.com


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    Thanks for that,I enjoy reviews as such far more than the 'bloke in the street' that comes up with ' my mate has X and they are the best'

    Makes one wonder why there are no Swaro`s in the test....certainly not ultimate eh!
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    "Ultimate", but missing Swaro RFs...

    My decision was made 12m ago, so I'm not so bothered, but seems a bit odd - Maybe Sporting Rifle had all the PR kit!!
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    Swarovski EL Range: The Missing Pair

    The Swarovski EL Range is the only pair of rangefinding binoculars I’m aware of that wasn’t included in my field tests … but it wasn’t for lack of effort. I talked to people at Swarovski multiple times trying to convince them to be part of this. I spent hours explaining the comprehensive line-up I’d compiled, and even detailed the field tests I was planning to run through with each pair. I answered every question they asked, and they still declined to be part of it. I’ll let you decide what that means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johngryphon View Post
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    Swarovski EL Range: The Missing Pair

    The Swarovski EL Range is the only pair of rangefinding binoculars I’m aware of that wasn’t included in my field tests … but it wasn’t for lack of effort. I talked to people at Swarovski multiple times trying to convince them to be part of this. I spent hours explaining the comprehensive line-up I’d compiled, and even detailed the field tests I was planning to run through with each pair. I answered every question they asked, and they still declined to be part of it. I’ll let you decide what that means.

    They did Months and Months of pre release testing with hunters John, it was found to be more than adequate. This is a case of Swarovski showing a cool sense of decorum. They don't have anything to prove, so what would a review show the world that they can't already guess at?

    Had mine a year or so now? Wouldn't trade them for anything else that's available, even if you gave me my money back and gave me one of the competitors models for free.
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    Swaro doing a Ferrari-esque, "we're too cool and elite to subject ourselves to vulgar tests against inferior marques..."
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    Was an interesting read

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    If only "Sporting Rifle" could learn to do product reviews like this.
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    Swaro doing a Ferrari-esque, "we're too cool and elite to subject ourselves to vulgar tests against inferior marques..."
    I don't think Swaro do themselves any favours with this sort of attitude. From what I can see their marketing strategy is different from the "serious optics" companies who seem to go all out for optical performance but who may, as a result, not be so good with the marketing and the whole package. Swaro make adequate optics but seem to go bigger on the "brand" and also on customer service and for many people these things are just as valuable and they certainly add considerable value to the package. I think Swaro don't like to be shown to be second, or third, best as that doesn't sit with the marketing and brand image but the truth is that their optics are really very good indeed even if they may not be the absolute best. By not taking part in tests like this, and good objective tests of mass market optics seem to me to be a very rare thing indeed, Swaro leave people thinking "I wonder just how bad their product is when they won't test it against Leupold?"
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    All I read into it is that Swaro was scared to go up against the newer Leica HD-B..............................

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