Gear Review: Leica Rangefinder Binoculars

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The best pair of binoculars that I have ever used, and still own, are a pair of Leica Geovid 10×42 rangefinder binoculars. I have had them now for about 10 years and have used them all over the world.

Not only is the optics first rate, but also is its rangefinder. They have never let me down or caused eye fatigue, despite the many hours I put in glassing. So when I heard that Leica had introduced a new and improved model, the Leica Geovid HD-42, it became a must see.

This model sets a new benchmark with its innovative Advanced Ballistic Compensation function. With the touch of a button, it can instantly gather and analyze ballistic information, giving precise information for the correct holdover, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point, by taking into account the trajectory, distance, angle, temperature and air pressure. It is also programmed to handle the 12 most common modern hunting cartridge trajectories, but that is just halfway there as it will additionally allow the hunter to input ballistic data for their specific rifle and cartridge with the use of micro SD cards. Additional ballistic data sets can be saved on separate cards and then slotted into the access slot located inside the battery housing. And it does it all in 0.2 seconds.

MSRP is $2,945 for the 8×42 HD-B and $2,995 for the 10×42 HD-B

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