New Rangefinding Binos from Leica

Geovid-8x56-R[1]

When you’re hunting – especially when you’re hunting at greater distances – figuring out just how far away your target is becomes paramount. Even people who are fairly skilled at guesstimating distance like to know for sure what they’re dealing with. Speaking from personal experience I can attest to the importance of figuring out just how far away your game is in order to calculate the necessary adjustments to your optics for a clean kill (Feral hog at 1000 yards? I’d prefer not to guess.). Now there’s something new out from Leica to address this specific need: range-finding binoculars.

The new binos are Leica Sport Optics’ Geovid-R Rangefinding Binoculars. These new binos have an aluminum housing and are designed carefully for balance to ensure ease of use for shooters. They’re being offered in 8×42, 10×42, 8×56, and 15×56. Dimensions and weight vary and are listed below. MSRP varies and starts at $1749.

From Leica:

“Introducing Leica Sport Optics new premium entry-level Geovid-R
rangefinding binoculars, designed for hunters who want Leica’s proven
field performance at a value price. With prices starting at just $1,749,
the new Geovid-R opens up an opportunity for cost-conscious hunters to
experience Leica’s heritage of performance, quality and precision. The
Geovid-R will be available in 8x and 10x42mm and 8x and 15x56mm
versions.

The Geovid-R boasts the same DNA as the field-proven, award-winning and
best-selling Leica Geovid BRF, HD, and HD-R product lines.”

 

Leica Geovid-R Technical Specifications

Geovid 8×42 R Geovid 10×42 R Geovid 8×56 R Geovid 15×56 R
Order Numbers: 40425 – mtrs
40426 – yds 40427 – mtrs                                                                                                40428 – yds 40429 – mtrs
40430 – yds 40431 – mtrs
40432 – yds
Magnification: 8x 10x 8x 15x
Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm 42mm 56mm 56mm
Exit Pupil: 6mm 4.2mm 7mm 3.7mm
Twilight Factor :18.3 20.5 21.2 28.2
Field of View (FOV): 375’@1000 yds 331’@1000 yds 354’@1000 yds 225’@1000 yds
Close Focus Distance Approx.: 18.4 ft Approx. 19.4 ft
Diopter Compensation +/- 4 diopters
Distance Measurement: 10-1200 yds
Display: 4 Character LED with Auto Brightness Adjustment
Eyecups: Twist Up/Detachable, with two click stops
Focusing: Internal Focusing with Center Focus Wheel
Measuring Accuracy: +/- 1 yard to 382 yards
+/- 2 yards to 766 yards
+/- 0.5% beyond 766 yards                                                                                            Prism System:
Roof Prism w/Phase Correction P40 Coating
Lens Coatings: Fully MultiCoated w/HDC® External Lens Surface Coating
Waterproof: Waterproof to 16.5feet
Body: Military Grade Aluminum/Nitrogen Purged
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 4.9″x6.8″x2.8″ 4.9″x6.6″x2.8 5.3″x7.2″x2.8″ 5.3″x8.3″x2.8″
Weight with Battery: 33.5 oz 33.3 oz 38.8 OZ 45.9 OZ
Laser: Eye-safe, invisible light laser compliant with EN & FDA Class 1
Measuring Modes: Single Measurement or Scan Mode
Ballistic System: Yes, Equivalent Horizontal Range (EHR) calculated from 10-600 yds
Power Supply: One CR2 Lithium 3 volt battery
Battery Life: Approximately 2,000 measurements at 68ᵒ F
Included With Delivery:

  • Contoured neoprene carrying strap
  • Front lens caps
  • Eyepiece rainguard
  • Codura case
  • Battery


katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • JumpIf NotZero

    $1749 MSRP would be OK if it was anyone else, but Lieca street runs pretty damn close to MSRP so… Unless they improved upon the laser from the 1600-B, not interested.