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Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th June 2019, 19:06
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By jgraider
Swarovski already has their well stocked and...

Swarovski already has their well stocked and large corporate booths with reps that regularly attend DSC in Dallas, SCI in Vegas or Reno, NRA, and SHOT shows for all to see and fondle.
Forum: Others Thursday 6th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By jgraider
It's always nice when things work out even...

It's always nice when things work out even better than expected. Congrats icesheet, and I hope you enjoy them.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th June 2019, 21:31
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
You may not know squat about marketing but you...

You may not know squat about marketing but you are the king of making excuses. Does that tsunami explain why Nikon's CS and marketing people don't even agree to this very day what their warranty...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th June 2019, 19:52
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
OK, try this one...maybe you can keep from...

OK, try this one...maybe you can keep from getting your feelers hurt.

I attended SCi and DSC hunting and outdoor shows for over 10 years, and still attend DSC. These shows draw 50,000+ attendees...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th June 2019, 18:23
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
Obviously they don't.

Obviously they don't.
Forum: GPO Tuesday 4th June 2019, 17:41
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By jgraider
I noticed the same thing when I was shopping for...

I noticed the same thing when I was shopping for an inexpensive, high value 8x42, with the GPO, Hawke, and Midas. I doubt there's a nickle's worth of difference between any of them. I wound up...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 4th June 2019, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By jgraider
I've used Swaro USA service twice on the same...

I've used Swaro USA service twice on the same Swaro 10x50 SV. As a matter of fact it is there as we speak. When I attempted to unscrew the eyepiece from the right barrel, the whole barrel turned!...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th June 2019, 17:36
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
You've filled this thread with one excuse after...

You've filled this thread with one excuse after another on behalf of Nikon's elementary sport optics marketing skills......so you tell me.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 13:03
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By jgraider
10x50 SV. To my eyeballs there is something...

10x50 SV. To my eyeballs there is something extra special about it.
Forum: Meopta Monday 3rd June 2019, 18:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By jgraider
I was told by Meopta CS personally that this new...

I was told by Meopta CS personally that this new line of binocs had some parts sourced from other countries to save some $$$$, but not the glass which is virtually the same as the Meopro binoculars. ...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 1st June 2019, 13:44
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
This sums up Nikon Sports Optics marketing about...

This sums up Nikon Sports Optics marketing about perfectly. To see it any other way is just plain denial. The two best (arguably?) products they've ever made were subject to absolutely terrible...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st May 2019, 00:21
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By jgraider
You're an optics junkie like me Justin. Not ...

You're an optics junkie like me Justin. Not only to I appreciate it, I applaud it! I'm always on the search for a killer view at a killer price. Pretty sure my next purchase will be a bino/rf...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2019, 15:37
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By jgraider
You can ask this question 'til the cows come...

You can ask this question 'til the cows come home, and you'll never get a consensus because there is no substitute for personal observation, as well all know. Ergos play as big a part in the...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th May 2019, 15:52
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
I'll stick with what the human eye tells me, not...

I'll stick with what the human eye tells me, not allbinos, Tobias (no offense), or anybody else for that matter.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th May 2019, 13:59
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By jgraider
Of the three mentioned by the OP, I'd go at it...

Of the three mentioned by the OP, I'd go at it this way...

Nikon M7
Viper HD
Terra ED
Forum: Meopta Sunday 26th May 2019, 12:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By jgraider
The tax burden is way less in Florida. Great...

The tax burden is way less in Florida. Great move on Meopta's part.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 25th May 2019, 18:14
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
Agree Dennis. Who in their right mind would...

Agree Dennis. Who in their right mind would spend big $$$ on a used EDG, when it will not even have a warranty for the new buyer? This is but one reason Swaro dominates the alpha sector.
Forum: Meopta Saturday 25th May 2019, 16:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By jgraider
The Meostar's just need to trim down some IMO...

The Meostar's just need to trim down some IMO (not the 8x32 though I agree). They are much too bulky. Meopta is the OEM for Leupold's new bino/rf unit that should be available about now in the...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 25th May 2019, 16:16
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
How about being able to actually find one in a...

How about being able to actually find one in a store somewhere? Actually being able to handle it for fit, ergos, etc? That would've been a logical move would it not? I knew you were a Nikon...
Forum: Nikon Friday 24th May 2019, 16:36
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
Bob, since the EDG is so good, and as I said...

Bob, since the EDG is so good, and as I said before I agree that it is, why didn't Nikon market these as they should have?
Forum: Nikon Thursday 23rd May 2019, 17:56
Replies: 103
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgraider
Nikon's lousy customer service is putting it...

Nikon's lousy customer service is putting it nicely. Pathetic would be my description. I was really wanting a Nikon Laserforce bino/rf all in one unit. I was unsure of the warranty so I...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th May 2019, 23:06
Replies: 57
Views: 3,219
Posted By jgraider
A Swaro 10x50 SV with winged...

A Swaro 10x50 SV with winged eyecups......phenomenal views without peer, IMHO.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 18:44
Replies: 48
Views: 1,573
Posted By jgraider
Tract Toric UHD is much better than either Nikon.

Tract Toric UHD is much better than either Nikon.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th May 2019, 19:17
Replies: 48
Views: 1,573
Posted By jgraider
My buddy owns the new mega LGS here. I can...

My buddy owns the new mega LGS here. I can tell you first hand that the Midas is way better than the Terra, and every bit the bino the Viper HD and McKinley BX4 is.


I guess it all depends on ...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th May 2019, 15:54
Replies: 48
Views: 1,573
Posted By jgraider
I'd make note of a bino called the Athlon Midas...

I'd make note of a bino called the Athlon Midas in 8x42. You'll be shocked.
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