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I totally agree but I see a bearer carrying this contraption in the bush and trying to get all of this to work before someone can take a shot......what a disaster that would be ....
 

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I totally agree but I see a bearer carrying this contraption in the bush and trying to get all of this to work before someone can take a shot......what a disaster that would be ....
Here is a picture of the Leica HD-B 3000 compared to other items. No difference in size compared to their non-range finder binos of comparable size and quality. A bearer is not needed for these. I carry mine cross body on my right hip because my rifle is on my slung on my left shoulder. Rifle carried barrel forward and pointing up, being controlled by my left hand. This leaves my right hand to grab the binos as necessary and not take my hand off my rifle.
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Cool. Bluetooth?
 

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I totally agree but I see a bearer carrying this contraption in the bush and trying to get all of this to work before someone can take a shot......what a disaster that would be ....

They feel like regular binos, you grab them and there’s a button under your finger. You press the button it displays information, you don’t press the button and they work like any other quality binoculars, cost aside, what is the drawback?
 

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I have the 3200.com, I really like them. Good glass, they work with AB. Them pairing with AB was a requirement for me. I think the sig BDX range finder function is as good, glass however is not. I could glass for hours in the mountains and my eyes felt no fatigue. I have not looked at the new vortex line that pairs with AB. At this point in time I have no reason to. I had a problem with the 3200s connecting with 5700, I got in touch with customer service. They had me lined out in no time. I needed an update, it was simple.

If money was an issue I would look hard at the vortex line. I am not going to say the 3200s are 2k better than the sigs and 1.5k better then the vortex line. It really depends on what matters most at the time to you. All 3 will range further than most people and equipment are able to shoot. I was ranging cliffs at 3753 yards. That was the limit I found in those conditions, bright sun, in Colorado in October.

The only other range finder that I know will range further is a vectronix they are BA but if you think these manufactures mentioned in the thread are bad haha you do want to try these guys out.
 

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Cool. Bluetooth?
Yes Bluetooth now. The swaro El range can program 3 different calibers. When I elk hunt we frequently have a dawn or dusk shot and have to move quickly. Elk walk fast, so when I see them, I end up running to try and get less than a 400 yard shot before they disappear into the timber. Taking the mental calculation out of having to do ballistics math is (will be) a big help.
Here is a photo of some of the area they traverse. It is a real chess game to get to the right place at the right time. The closer the better, obviously, but the game population is nothing like Africa so practice and proficiency at 400 yards is really helpful.

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I totally agree but I see a bearer carrying this contraption in the bush and trying to get all of this to work before someone can take a shot......what a disaster that would be ....
Maybe you are not familiar with exactly what we are talking about. When the binos are set up and you are familiar with them it is one touch and then dial.
sure I agree if it is normal distances there is no need for any of this. It is not just mountain hunting that this technology would be good for. I had been in Zim for two weeks before I saw a bushbuck. Then saw one at 360 yards. Would have been nice to click, dial, and shoot!
I agree with your sentiment that technology can and has gotten out of hand but this is not that.
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They feel like regular binos, you grab them and there’s a button under your finger. You press the button it displays information, you don’t press the button and they work like any other quality binoculars, cost aside, what is the drawback?
You are right
 

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I have the 3200.com, I really like them. Good glass, they work with AB. Them pairing with AB was a requirement for me. I think the sig BDX range finder function is as good, glass however is not. I could glass for hours in the mountains and my eyes felt no fatigue. I have not looked at the new vortex line that pairs with AB. At this point in time I have no reason to. I had a problem with the 3200s connecting with 5700, I got in touch with customer service. They had me lined out in no time. I needed an update, it was simple.

If money was an issue I would look hard at the vortex line. I am not going to say the 3200s are 2k better than the sigs and 1.5k better then the vortex line. It really depends on what matters most at the time to you. All 3 will range further than most people and equipment are able to shoot. I was ranging cliffs at 3753 yards. That was the limit I found in those conditions, bright sun, in Colorado in October.

The only other range finder that I know will range further is a vectronix they are BA but if you think these manufactures mentioned in the thread are bad haha you do want to try these guys out.
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I spoke with Europtic about these binos. What I got from them is that although AB is the gold standard the others software is catching up very quickly. Swaro has their own software and it is reportedly very good. The binos would be for hunting obviously and not for shooting gongs at 1200 yards. At the range the Kestrel Elite would be the obvious choice. Since this is all so new I suppose very few folks actually know what the difference is between AB and Swaros own ballistics software.
The Swaros are out of stock most places and quite a bit more than the Leicas.
What to do?
 

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I spoke with Europtic about these binos. What I got from them is that although AB is the gold standard the others software is catching up very quickly. Swaro has their own software and it is reportedly very good. The binos would be for hunting obviously and not for shooting gongs at 1200 yards. At the range the Kestrel Elite would be the obvious choice. Since this is all so new I suppose very few folks actually know what the difference is between AB and Swaros own ballistics software.
The Swaros are out of stock most places and quite a bit more than the Leicas.
What to do?
What kind of shooting do you do? If you don't shoot past 400-500 yards. Well you will probably be okay with Swarovski. If you plan to shoot longer ranges then AB can always be bought via a kestrel which IMHO is going to be required for longer ranges do to atmospheric conditions along with wind....got to love that wind.

I don't know how simple or complex Swarovski solver is. I wonder if it's like the ballistic turrets some people sell? Yeah it's good enough up close but as conditions change so does your bullets trajectory.

YMMV
 

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What kind of shooting do you do? If you don't shoot past 400-500 yards. Well you will probably be okay with Swarovski. If you plan to shoot longer ranges then AB can always be bought via a kestrel which IMHO is going to be required for longer ranges do to atmospheric conditions along with wind....got to love that wind.

I don't know how simple or complex Swarovski solver is. I wonder if it's like the ballistic turrets some people sell? Yeah it's good enough up close but as conditions change so does your bullets trajectory.

YMMV
It is the same system that takes all the environmental data into account like the Leica’s it just has its own software.
Of course to measure and accurately hold for wind a Kestrel is a must and I have one.
Still contemplating.
 

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It is the same system that takes all the environmental data into account like the Leica’s it just has its own software.
Of course to measure and accurately hold for wind a Kestrel is a must and I have one.
Still contemplating.
Does your kestrel have link? For the leica to talk to the kestrel it must have link, just a FYI. Kestrel just came out with a new model it of course is a few hundred more... supposed to be faster. But now we talking 850.00 for just it.
 

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Does your kestrel have link? For the leica to talk to the kestrel it must have link, just a FYI. Kestrel just came out with a new model it of course is a few hundred more... supposed to be faster. But now we talking 850.00 for just it.
Yes I have the Kestrel Elite. I got it at the SAAM shooting school as it was included in the Advanced Precision class. It was nice to get to learn how to use it from the pros!
 

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One of my hunting friends, just got the Vortex bino with the range finder in it. Once he had it set up with his 6.5 PRC it was good out to 800 yards so far. Nice outfit. Only con it is heavy, but l haven’t been around the others to compare
 

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