Leica introduces new rangefinder binoc at SHOT Show

a1286Leica Sports Optics unveiled its newest pair of laser rangefinder binoculars, the Geovoid HD-B, yesterday at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

The new product drew rave reviews from those on hand.

Considerably more evolved than its competitors, the Geovid-HD B contains advanced ballistics technology enabling users to add/create their own custom ballistics info for their specific weapon as well as class-leading ranging abilities.

The newly developed ballistic function ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) provides the proper aim point for the hunter and shooter. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise ballistic processor can instantly gather and analyze the ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for the correct hold over, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point. When calculating the trajectory, the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure are all taken into account.

Twelve ballistic curves representing most of the trajectories of modern hunting cartridges are programmed in the system. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot, located inside the battery housing, allows the hunter to program and save personal ballistic data for his or her cartridge/rifle combination. This revolutionary option allows the hunter to input ballistic data based on his or her cartridge & rifle. Different ballistic information data sets can be saved on separate microSD cards for multiple cartridge/rifle use. The result is extremely precise and accurate ballistics information. Within only 0.2 seconds, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 displays all of the necessary information for an accurate shot, especially with steep inclinations and at longer distances.

The look and feel of the new design in one word is sexy,” said David J. Sams, LSON founder from SHOT Show. “Other media members muttered similar praises as the product was unveiled by Terry Moore of Leica in front of a crowd of top outdoor journalists. I can’t wait to get this in the field and give it a real trial.

“The techo guys are going to go crazy with this — the technology is tops.”

The ballistic system ABC allows for relevant data to be accessed for the various types of hunting and shooting:

• For hunters using a classical reticle in their riflescope, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 shows, in addition to the measured distance, the holdover in inches or centimeters.

• For hunters using ballistic reticles there is information available to display the equivalent horizontal range — as for all uses it automatically takes into consideration the angle, the temperature and the air pressure.

• Hunters who use the calibrations on the fast reticle-adjustment system for impact point correction can receive holdover in ¼ MOA so you know how many clicks are necessary.