Anyone use them? How are they as far as durability? Do they eat a lot of batteries?
Maybe you have a bad one, the Swarovski is generally thought of as being the best one on the market. I have one and it will go 1200++++ yards on most things including animals. They are not cheap though.I have had a swarovski for about 4 years now, haven't had to change batteries yet. It is good for 1200 yards if you have something reflective to meter. The farthest I've used it is 840 yards. Seems around 600 yrds, it gets hard ranging animals. they are not very reflective.
I agree, should have said in the $1000.00 range. We had some in the military that were bitchin but mucho bucks.swarovski best in the under $1000 range. optics and range to target. batteries also last very long. for years i bought used then sold my range finders. have had or used most of them. cant go wrong with swarovski. best i had and never should of sold was the old leica geovid.could range out to 2100yds. it was big and heavy. also very expensive. thought that like most electronics next years would be better.