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    Zeiss Victory RF Review / Overview UPDATED: with full REVIEW

    In this overview Justin talks about his experience with the new line of Zeiss Victory Rf's. In this thread we can discuss and ask Justin questions.

    Go HERE to watch this review.

    FULL REVIEW Including step by step set up here Zeiss Victory RF Review
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    Hey there...
    I've had one of my own for testing for more than a month now.
    Were you all as disappointed in this new unit's ranging abilities as I was or is mine a fluke?
    I'd rate it as a reliable 800-1000 yard rangefinder but that's about it... not even that in some conditions. The Leica Geovid HD-B's put it to shame, what's been your take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB11WYO View Post
    Hey there...
    I've had one of my own for testing for more than a month now.
    Were you all as disappointed in this new unit's ranging abilities as I was or is mine a fluke?
    I'd rate it as a reliable 800-1000 yard rangefinder but that's about it... not even that in some conditions. The Leica Geovid HD-B's put it to shame, what's been your take?
    Sounds to me like you have a pair of pre-production prototypes. Our finished production models range just fine and are performing very well.

    Jeff

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    Good to know.
    Thanks for getting back to me.

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    Broz,
    i am in the market for a new range finder I have a pair of Nikon rangefinding Binoculars and love having the combination but am not happy with the range finder, it works ok in cloudy low light situations but poor when bright out or trying to get animals over 600-700 yards. I have decided I want to spend the money and buy the best rangefinding system I can. What should I be looking at zeis, Leica, Swarovski, sig? I currently us applied ballistics app and like the results I get better than any I have used. I noticed that zeis and Leica do not use G7 or applied balistics calculator. Am I going to be happy with the balistics generated from the zeis or Leica or am I going to be stuck plugging data to my app. Is sigs new rangefinding binds going to have the applied balistics calculator in them?

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    akrech, Since Justin "Browninglover1" did this review and has a ton more time behind the Zeiss than I do, I am going to let him answer your question.

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    The only rangefinding binoculars I’ve ever spent significant time with are the new Zeiss Victory RF. I have used them a lot and their Ballistics solution in the binocular has provided correct elevation holds out to 1250 yards and they worked phenomenal on a spike elk I killed at 965 yards a few weeks ago. The binoculars do not have a way to input wind into them and so if you need a wind calculation you need to use their app or a separate app.

    I feel for most big game hunters the binoculars range sufficiently well. I hunt in mountain terrain which helps me have solid backdrops to range to and I’ve had no problem getting out past 1k in any field condition. However after 1200 sometimes they struggle depending on the lighting. Yesterday I was using them to range bucks in the snow at 1200 yards without issue and could range down the canyon and get yardages in excess of 2k yards but seeing yardages over 1200 in all lighting conditions is not something I’d count on them to deliver on.

    I have so much faith and confidence in the Sig Kilo 2400 with Applied Ballistics that it’s still coming along with me on my hunts even though I’ve proven the Zeiss to be accurate. When target shooting the Kilo definitely gets the nod when I shoot in excess of 1200 yards.

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    Do you sell the Zeis, i do not se them on your website? Do you feel that the Sig Kilo 2400 ranges farther than the Zeis in tougher conditions?
    I plugged my 6.5 creedmoor load into the Zeis app and it was .45 mils different at 800yrds than the applied ballistics solution that I have found to be spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrech View Post
    Do you sell the Zeis, i do not se them on your website? Do you feel that the Sig Kilo 2400 ranges farther than the Zeis in tougher conditions?
    I plugged my 6.5 creedmoor load into the Zeis app and it was .45 mils different at 800yrds than the applied ballistics solution that I have found to be spot on.
    The Zeiss app matches my Applied Ballistics app within .1 MOA and I’d bet you have a parameter set differently in one of your programs.

    In terms of pure ranging ability, I have observed the KILO2400ABS ranges more targets in more conditions and at greater distances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrech View Post
    Do you sell the Zeis, i do not se them on your website?
    We are not a Zeiss dealer, however we work closely with Zeiss. We are a SIG dealer and we can get you a Kilo 2400 if you like.

    Jeff

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