Monday, March 29, 2010

Swarovski 8x30 rangefinder

From Chip in Arizona:
I picked up this rangefinder for target shooting at unknown distances and have been completely satisfied. The Swaro optics are outstanding, making it easy to locate and range distant targets.

The Swaro's red display is a "must have" feature in a good rangefinder as far as I'm concerned. Most cheaper rangefinders I looked at have a black LCD that is difficult to see against dark terrain. I would have to range my target, then point the range finder at the sky to read the measurement.

Repeat measurements with this rangefinder were spot on with initial measurements out to 200+ yards (as far as I've tried it so far). Measurements against known distances proved accurate as well.

One minor complaint is that the ranging reticle is a rather large circle, which makes pinpointing distant targets a little more challenging, but there's a tripod attachment to assist with that. And the big reticle doesn't get in the way when ranging closer targets, so it's probably a good thing overall.

The Swaro can also be switched between yards and meters, which is a handy "nice to have" feature. Most other rangers I looked at did one or the other, but not both.

1 comment:

  1. Good information, and I would be interested to see how this compares to the newer laser rangefinders. Thanks for the info.