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Forum: Swarovski Thursday 11th October 2018, 19:26
Replies: 38
Views: 1,579
Posted By jgraider
It still is, IMO. Great optics, great build,...

It still is, IMO. Great optics, great build, backed by unbeatable CS.
Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Tuesday 25th September 2018, 00:04
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By jgraider
I'm not surprised. I've had over 150 hunters in...

I'm not surprised. I've had over 150 hunters in camps since 2002, and I seldom see Leica's anymore, with the Geovid being the rare exception. Swaro's rule, and it isn't even close.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 24th September 2018, 00:59
Replies: 43
Views: 2,394
Posted By jgraider
Swaro, Meopta, and Vortex learned how to treat...

Swaro, Meopta, and Vortex learned how to treat customers from Leupold. They wrote the book.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 15:32
Replies: 43
Views: 2,394
Posted By jgraider
We can agree to disagree on that then. The...

We can agree to disagree on that then. The Endeavor EdII is better as well, and the build quality of the new Chinese Viper is very average at best. The warranty is the only reason to ever buy a...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 12:30
Replies: 43
Views: 2,394
Posted By jgraider
I've seen all of those except for the Engage. ...

I've seen all of those except for the Engage. The Leupold BX4 is better to my eyeballs than all of them. I don't see what all the rage is with the Vipers....mediocre stuff.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th September 2018, 13:31
Replies: 105
Views: 12,046
Posted By jgraider
I'd take the Toric. I took them to Namibia a...

I'd take the Toric. I took them to Namibia a couple of years ago, and another hunter in camp had the Conquests. We compared them for over a week. The Toric was slightly sharper, slightly...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Monday 10th September 2018, 13:32
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By jgraider
While at the Dallas Safari Club convention in...

While at the Dallas Safari Club convention in January 2017, I went by Meopta's booth and spoke with Reinhard Seipp (sp?) the General Manager of Meopta USA. I have a G&O (guide and outfitter)...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Sunday 9th September 2018, 23:28
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By jgraider
The Nighforce ED/HD spotter is a Meopta made,...

The Nighforce ED/HD spotter is a Meopta made, "reskinned" S2. Trijicon binocs are also Meopta made.
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 5th September 2018, 18:30
Replies: 81
Views: 7,996
Posted By jgraider
I'm not so sure Vortex owns their own Chinese ...

I'm not so sure Vortex owns their own Chinese plant. Glad you're enjoying the Vipers though.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd September 2018, 18:37
Replies: 43
Views: 2,394
Posted By jgraider
I actually found a BNIB BX-4 10x42 locally from...

I actually found a BNIB BX-4 10x42 locally from a guy for $320. They are very nice.
Forum: Vortex Saturday 1st September 2018, 17:49
Replies: 81
Views: 7,996
Posted By jgraider
I had the new Vipers, the Monarch 7, and the Pro...

I had the new Vipers, the Monarch 7, and the Pro Guide HD on hand to compare, indoors only, in Cabelas Lubbock, TX a few weeks ago. To my 57 yr old eyeballs the Leupy and Monarch were sharper...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st August 2018, 15:29
Replies: 43
Views: 2,394
Posted By jgraider
I appreciate all of the replies. Anyone seen the...

I appreciate all of the replies. Anyone seen the Leupold BX-4 HD's?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st August 2018, 01:40
Replies: 43
Views: 2,394
Posted By jgraider
Best Binocular $500 or Less

OK, let's say I have $500 burning a hole in my pocket, and want a new binocular. I want the best combo of optics, ergos, etc in an 8x42 or 10x42 package. Looking for experienced opinions please,...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Thursday 30th August 2018, 13:32
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By jgraider
Great stuff Lee. Thanks for posting. Meopta is...

Great stuff Lee. Thanks for posting. Meopta is a real sleeper alpha IMO. Wonder when a tweak of the Meostar's will happen?
Forum: Leica Sunday 26th August 2018, 21:49
Replies: 151
Views: 9,085
Posted By jgraider
I just bought a Leica Geovid from Doug at CL NY. ...

I just bought a Leica Geovid from Doug at CL NY. He is the only reason I entertained the idea of owning a Leica, as he is there to resolve any issues that may occur with Leica USA.

I would not be...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 14:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By jgraider
I never noticed it the few times I handled the...

I never noticed it the few times I handled the previous Japanese models. Not saying it wasn't there, but since i always found something better, or at least as good as Vortex for less money,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 01:19
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By jgraider
Right on Jerry. California should concern...

Right on Jerry. California should concern themselves with the bigger problems they have than BS like this.
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 01:17
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By jgraider
I had the chance to put a Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide...

I had the chance to put a Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide side by side today with the new Vortex Viper HD, both in 10x42. They BX-4 is clearly superior in sharpness, brightness, and build quality. Both the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th August 2018, 00:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By jgraider
The "old" ones were there too so I could go back...

The "old" ones were there too so I could go back and forth. Mainly the colors seemed to have much more "pop" to them, seemed to burst out at you (how's that for technical terminology). When ...
Forum: Leica Friday 17th August 2018, 14:07
Replies: 174
Views: 8,715
Posted By jgraider
Human ego gets in the way of sound judgement and...

Human ego gets in the way of sound judgement and reality sometimes.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th August 2018, 13:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By jgraider
I fiddled with the new 8x42 and 10x42 HT's at a...

I fiddled with the new 8x42 and 10x42 HT's at a Texas hunting show last week. There is only so much you can do indoors, as going outside was not a possibility. I was able to "compare" them side by...
Forum: Leica Friday 17th August 2018, 00:58
Replies: 174
Views: 8,715
Posted By jgraider
When it gets right down to it, accepting anyone's...

When it gets right down to it, accepting anyone's comparisons and reviews as gospel is not a good idea, as quite likely another person's eyeballs won't agree with yours, and vice versa.
Forum: Leica Friday 17th August 2018, 00:54
Replies: 174
Views: 8,715
Posted By jgraider
And not everyone develops an emotional attachment...

And not everyone develops an emotional attachment to inanimate objects.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 14th August 2018, 19:02
Replies: 174
Views: 8,715
Posted By jgraider
Nice ride Lee. Never knew what a Skoda was. ...

Nice ride Lee. Never knew what a Skoda was. I'm a pickup truck guy.....Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4x4
Forum: Leica Tuesday 14th August 2018, 15:17
Replies: 174
Views: 8,715
Posted By jgraider
To each his own. I wouldn't be caught dead in a...

To each his own. I wouldn't be caught dead in a RR.
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