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#16 just_ducky_1

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

Got one yardage pro and one scout 1000 with arc and the ballistic cd that came with it. happy so far.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

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Paul,

Are these the same as yours?


Yes I think they are. I am in CA right now so not sure about the BRF, but, they look exactly like them. Price has come way down, but, they are still Leica glass and a good solid rangefinder that you can hold steady.
The new stuff, I think Swaro has the edge, but, it is about $2900. I bet by next year you can get them for 2500 or less. The swaros rangefinder/binocs have angle compensation, that I have learned a couple times is very helpful.

Those look to be a great price Steve if you can get them for less than $1500. Still time on the auction though. I would watch where they sell and then you kinda know what they are going for.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

I have funky old Bushnell Scouts,work great at the range and sometimes in the field.If I can't range it,I need to get closer,simple. I would like to get some better ones.
By the way,shouldn't this thread be in another topic? Been seeing that alot here lately....

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

Paul you are Satan.........


you know tempting a man like that is not good...........


if I buy those I cant pay the rent................ dam Boat if i did not just get the new lower end......... Satan I tell you............

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

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Mike, you know how hard it was to find this little devil guy?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

What I want is good 10x42 glasses, with internal RF, with angle compensation. Is Swaro the only one with this out right now? Ive heard one persons report of the Swaros and it was less than favorable. Not very user friendly. Does Leica or Zeiss make one? Paul is right, I'd sell my Ultravids and my Bushy rf for a good all in one unit.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

What I want is good 10x42 glasses, with internal RF, with angle compensation. Is Swaro the only one with this out right now? Ive heard one persons report of the Swaros and it was less than favorable. Not very user friendly. Does Leica or Zeiss make one? Paul is right, I'd sell my Ultravids and my Bushy rf for a good all in one unit.


Nate, when I was in the market 6 months ago Swaro is the only one with angle compensation. I passed only because of the price and we bought the RF nikon 800 that Zach carries because we always hunt together. I figured if we needed angle compensation he could do it with the NIkon and we would have more time in those situations.

Just for the fact that binoc/rangefinders can hold a target is enough reason. The fact that you can get the leica geovids used for less than 1500 makes it a no brainer.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

Just looked at the specs on the Swaro EL Range. I'm very disappointed. In addition to the eye popping price tag, they have a minimum range of 33 yards. That's just not gonna work for bowhunting. Swaro really missed the boat on that one and just cost themselves a lot of potential buyers. Dumb.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

I have a Leupold 750 that I like. I don't think they make them anymore. But it has the compensator and all that.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

Another note on the Swaro.... it measures in meters and calculates to yards. So it rounds to the nearest yard and will not display some yardages... at all. I have a good buddy that bought them and ended up returning them. I almost bit the bullet. Ed F

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

Another note on the Swaro.... it measures in meters and calculates to yards. So it rounds to the nearest yard and will not display some yardages... at all. I have a good buddy that bought them and ended up returning them. I almost bit the bullet. Ed F


Wow. That's crap. Swaro just built themselves a $3000 boat anchor as far as bowhunters are concerned. Left the door wide open for somebody else to make one that actually works.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:06 AM


Another note on the Swaro.... it measures in meters and calculates to yards. So it rounds to the nearest yard and will not display some yardages... at all. I have a good buddy that bought them and ended up returning them. I almost bit the bullet. Ed F


Wow. That's crap. Swaro just built themselves a $3000 boat anchor as far as bowhunters are concerned. Left the door wide open for somebody else to make one that actually works.


Most longe range shooting is done in Mil's. That is why it is set up that way. The Swaro is definitely not made for bow hunting, it takes too long to get the beam to bounce back. For what it is made to do it is the best you can buy without getting into the 3,000 - 7,000 range of military grade finders such as Vectronix.
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

Just picked up a Vortex Ranger 1000 rangefinder for $380. Very small,waterproof,belt clip and look bullet proof. Angle comp. built in .Red led display you can actually see.  11-1000 yrds.   So I can get into my 400 and below comfort range.........






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