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Best range finding binoculars your aware of

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by dennishoddy, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Sharpshooter

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    Talk to me. Tell me why I need to pay high dollar.
    Tell me what you think might be better than the high end and why you would buy them.
     
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    Swarovski EL Range. /end thread
     
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    Well, I hate to say it, but we played around with rangefinder binocs for use by weather teams to measure cloud height, and the ones we liked best were the ones supplied to tanks that were not considered eye safe for civilian use. Of the ones that were eye safe for general civilian use, naturally we favored the $3K Leica. Why you would spend that much for most civilian uses, I can only guess, but they surely are nice.
    Our normal laser ceilometers are too heavy to lug around, being designed for fixed airfield use. Incidentally, the fixed laser ceilometers pulse in infrared, and look like machinegun fire coming up to aircrews wearing NVG.
     
  4. Oklahomabassin

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    Leica Geovid should serve you well. Good to 1200 yards.
     
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    I have the vortex fury binos and like them
     
  6. dennishoddy

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    Only 8 Power. Looking for at least 10. When we elk hunt we glass from one mountain to another and an 8 power isn't enough.
    10 power seems to be the minimum for binocs.
    I'm liking these. Available in 10 power.
    Like Vortex stuff, but I can't find the laser range on them yet. More searching to do.
     
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    EL Range is available in 10x as well
     
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    I Just looked on optics planet and saw the 8X as the only option.
    I'm not against Swarovski cost if their laser distances are commensurate with the prices.
     
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    You want the best?

    binos.jpg
     
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    I had to get mine online, if your ever in the Tulsa area, your welcome to take a look at them.
     

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