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    Swarovski 10 x 42 LRF Bino's

    Anyone interested in a quick opinion/review on these Bino's?
    It will be very onesided

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    nice - so is the case

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    Quote Originally Posted by faregame View Post
    nice - so is the case
    Ha Ha It should be a nice case, I got it off you

    Very well designed and comfortable to wear around. The swaros fit perfectly and it has heaps of pockets and features to make it very practical. I love the magnet zip/seal. I am very happy I decided to get one. A must buy if you have good glass to protect.
    I doubt I will ever put my binos down and walk off like I have done in the past.
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    Swarovski 10 x 42 LRF Bino's

    Fire up that keyboard R93 and give it to us straight, how practical are those binos and can you see the quality/ price in them.
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    Swarovski 10 x 42 LRF Bino's

    Very nice bit of gear
    How far will your set range?
    I have heard they can be a bit of a mixed bag with some ranging further the others


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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    Very nice bit of gear
    How far will your set range?
    I have heard they can be a bit of a mixed bag with some ranging further the others


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    Yes very keen to hear your findings, am happy to pay in wine gums and jersey caramels.
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    This is my opinion only. But they are miles ahead of anything I have seen or played with.
    I had to test some .223 loads, so up the farm I went and the first range was to a large Rimu my old Bushnell Arc's ranged @ 1997yrds. The swaro's zapped it in an instant to 1998yrds from a fence post in high sunlight.
    It did miss some ranges however but I would say any of the other models out there would have, considering the light and targets I attempted. If I have to be honest, I would say the ARCs seem to range a bit more consistantly.
    They are very ergonomic and easy to hold steady due to the guts of the range finder being located under the tubes of both housings.
    The glass is figgin amazing and even my buggered eyes feel new looking thru them. Wearing them around in the Badlands case you hardly notice you have them on. They are attached by 2 bungy's to the case that make use very easy and not as uncomfortable to use as a harness. They are quick to get at and stow with the BL case as well.
    They are quick to cycle thru the modes to get the reticle brightness or angle compensation set.

    Each eye piece can be set to accomodate buggered eyes and I was surprised how far my right eye was off the mean mark. Got new contacts so maybe that has an influence.

    I cant say enough good things about them. But are they worth the money? I guess its what you want out of a bit of equipment and it is very much a personal choice. It is a riculous amount of money to be tied up in glass but we have to spend it on something I was offered a great deal from Quentin @ 45 South but when he had a set available I didnt have the available funds. When I did have the funds no one in NZ had any. If I want something, I generally want it now. A very generous and patient forum member helped me source a set from overseas. I hope to be able to repay the favour sometime. I also hazzard a guess you are paying heaps for the brand name. For me they were worth every penny.
    Tuiman2 had a quick play and the first thing he said was how light they were, compared to his Geovids.

    I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a set. Cheers
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    Re: Swarovski 10 x 42 LRF Bino's

    Yep mite sell my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    This is my opinion only. But they are miles ahead of anything I have seen or played with.
    I had to test some .223 loads, so up the farm I went and the first range was to a large Rimu my old Bushnell Arc's ranged @ 1997yrds. The swaro's zapped it in an instant to 1998yrds from a fence post in high sunlight.
    It did miss some ranges however but I would say any of the other models out there would have, considering the light and targets I attempted. If I have to be honest, I would say the ARCs seem to range a bit more consistantly.
    They are very ergonomic and easy to hold steady due to the guts of the range finder being located under the tubes of both housings.
    The glass is figgin amazing and even my buggered eyes feel new looking thru them. Wearing them around in the Badlands case you hardly notice you have them on. They are attached by 2 bungy's to the case that make use very easy and not as uncomfortable to use as a harness. They are quick to get at and stow with the BL case as well.
    They are quick to cycle thru the modes to get the reticle brightness or angle compensation set.

    Each eye piece can be set to accomodate buggered eyes and I was surprised how far my right eye was off the mean mark. Got new contacts so maybe that has an influence.

    I cant say enough good things about them. But are they worth the money? I guess its what you want out of a bit of equipment and it is very much a personal choice. It is a riculous amount of money to be tied up in glass but we have to spend it on something I was offered a great deal from Quentin @ 45 South but when he had a set available I didnt have the available funds. When I did have the funds no one in NZ had any. If I want something, I generally want it now. A very generous and patient forum member helped me source a set from overseas. I hope to be able to repay the favour sometime. I also hazzard a guess you are paying heaps for the brand name. For me they were worth every penny.
    Tuiman2 had a quick play and the first thing he said was how light they were, compared to his Geovids.

    I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a set. Cheers
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    Have had mine for a few months now and they piss over the geovids I had.Have had consistant readings past 2000yrds with the best being 2242yrds and as R93 said very nice to hold on to without the bridge like the others have with rangefinder stuff in.

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    Swarovski 10 x 42 LRF Bino's

    2200 plus yards is very handy !
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    what sort of $$$$ r93?

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    I am not too sure on NZ retail but think they are around 4.5k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Yes very keen to hear your findings, am happy to pay in wine gums and jersey caramels.

    My effort probably does not deserve much more than a bag of mixed jubes. When can I expect them A? No added sugar ones please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    Very nice bit of gear
    How far will your set range?
    I have heard they can be a bit of a mixed bag with some ranging further the others


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    They ranged to 1998yrds and its as far as I tried them tbh. Had other things to do and the weather has crapped out. They are more than I will need in the ranging department.
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    I'm sending my ones back to Swarovski

 

 

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