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Talk me out of buying Leica Trinivid 10x42 #8183806 02/25/21 06:12 PM
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Time to upgrade my Luppy BX-4's. I was pretty set on the swaro SLC until i heard they're discontinuing.

$1500 max is my budget......and I cant bring myself to pay a grand for Chyna stuff with rattling eyecups. Any better options that I missed?

I can get them from Doug for $899 each to my door. ( That price is for (2) pair)

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Wouldn't try to talk you out of either, as they are both excellent glass. Great price on the Leica, and the cheapest I have seen the Swaro's is $1399. You need to look thru them however, and see which fits your eye and style of glassing better. I love my SLC's and wouldn't change a thing. Several of my friends have the Trinovids, and when we all sit down together we swap and nit-pick each other. Personally, I see better with the SLC's and feel they are warmer and have an advantage seeing greens and yellows. My friends all seem to pick up gray and blue tones, and I don't see deer as good in them. HBD, Merry Xmas, and just because you want them, to you!! smile

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I have both, a Leica 8x42 and the Swaro 10. I much prefer the Leica. I also have a smaller Swaro, and both pairs have had issues and needed factory repair. (The service was excellent). But the Leica is older, used and abused more, and its bombproof. Plus I prefer the 8 power over the 10. The lesser magnification has never been a problem at the distances I hunt, whereas the wider field of view is better for scanning. Guess if I were out west, the 10 power may be better.
But when I hunt, it’s the Leica that I prefer.

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I own three Leica rifle scopes and think the glass is just terrific.


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Re: Talk me out of buying Leica Trinivid 10x42 [Re: traildust] #8183986 02/25/21 10:07 PM
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Y'all guys have failed to talk me out of buying them thus far! banana

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Re: Talk me out of buying Leica Trinivid 10x42 [Re: traildust] #8184017 02/25/21 10:37 PM
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Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD

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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD



Surprised by your list, but don’t doubt your judgement.

Re: Talk me out of buying Leica Trinivid 10x42 [Re: wp75169] #8184151 02/26/21 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by wp75169
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD



Surprised by your list, but don’t doubt your judgement.


The direct to consumer model companies are very strong in the upper mid market 800-1200 range.

When swaro has to replace the King EL’s with the new King NL PURE, it means competition was getting fierce


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Originally Posted by wp75169
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD



Surprised by your list, but don’t doubt your judgement.


Agreed.


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There is some very knowledgeable advice and trustworthy members in this thread.


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Re: Talk me out of buying Leica Trinivid 10x42 [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #8184338 02/26/21 03:21 AM
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There is some very knowledgeable advice and trustworthy members in this thread.


JG Raider is Bino obsessed. Good person to listen too. I bought the Tract Toric on his recommendation and it’s amazing for the money.





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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by wp75169
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD



Surprised by your list, but don’t doubt your judgement.


Agreed.


You shouldn't be, trinivid is their base price point model essentially.

Only two noted I haven't touched is Tract and Nikon. With that said I can see it being true. Rest are spot one.

the SLC <56mm is essentially gone because it wasn't competitive in the upper mid any more out side of big obj. The 15x SLC are still top dog in the 15x’s, but it's a very narrow gap, and I suspect swaro releases a 15x pure in next 12months.

Now if this was a Noctivid post, I wouldn't necessarily say the list is better but I say try them to make sure you felt the extra 1000 was worth it.

Of course this is my opinion from side by side use and other may see things differently.


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Tract toric would be my vote but everything I’ve looked through like wise has impressed.


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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD


Thanks, I'll check out the Meopta's. up

I scratched the swaro's off the list because they are being discontinued ( that's what I read on Rokslide )
I didn't care for the Maven's. Big & heavy, didn't fit my hands. Not 100% sure they were that model, but they were in the $1K price range.

Had some warranty issues with a Nikon scope and rangefinder. Done with them

Never heard of the over ones confused2


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Originally Posted by traildust
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD


Thanks, I'll check out the Meopta's. up

I scratched the swaro's off the list because they are being discontinued ( that's what I read on Rokslide )
I didn't care for the Maven's. Big & heavy, didn't fit my hands. Not 100% sure they were that model, but they were in the $1K price range.

Had some warranty issues with a Nikon scope and rangefinder. Done with them

Never heard of the over ones confused2


Probably the Maven B2’s. They are lot bigger frame then B1. I second you on nikon.

If you can find a pair of SLC’s on clearance <1100’ish I wouldn't hesitate to buy them. Swaro will still support under warranty


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by traildust
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Lotsa stuff better than a trinovid....

Nikon HG
Meopta Meostar
Swaro SLC
Tract Toric
Maven B1
GPO HD


Thanks, I'll check out the Meopta's. up

I scratched the swaro's off the list because they are being discontinued ( that's what I read on Rokslide )
I didn't care for the Maven's. Big & heavy, didn't fit my hands. Not 100% sure they were that model, but they were in the $1K price range.

Had some warranty issues with a Nikon scope and rangefinder. Done with them

Never heard of the over ones confused2


Probably the Maven B2’s. They are lot bigger frame then B1. I second you on nikon.

If you can find a pair of SLC’s on clearance <1100’ish I wouldn't hesitate to buy them. Swaro will still support under warranty

Them Swaro's went up in price it seems! If you can find them their still full price....still looking but the Trinovids got my attention ( especially for the $$$ )


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Pulled the lever on the Trinovids!

Thanks Doug @ CameralandNY! Enjoyed talking to ya. Stay warm, we're having a heat wave on the Texas gulf coast!


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Dang. We tried to talk you out of them but failed.





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I researched the heck out of them....never saw anything definitively negative that would change my mind. Coming from Bushnell>Nikon>Vortex>Leupold.......I think I'll be happy for many years.


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I’m sure you will be. My post was tongue and cheek.





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In my opinion for 1000.0o or just under Trinovids are the best bunk out there.

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Any thoughts on vortex viper 20 x 60 x85 hd? Please be honest I can take the pain if any.

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Any thoughts on vortex viper 20 x 60 x85 hd? Please be honest I can take the pain if any.


Are you talking spotting scope? It's a decent scope for short glassing sessions with a good warranty


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Any thoughts on vortex viper 20 x 60 x85 hd? Please be honest I can take the pain if any.


Are you talking spotting scope? It's a decent scope for short glassing sessions with a good warranty


And likely to use said warranty.


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