The Editor’s Choice Awards are given to best-in-class products that embody the ideal combination of quality, craftsmanship, ingenuity and value. Petersen’s Hunting staff writers and editors test hundreds of products in real world conditions. Scientific measures are used for quantifiable results whenever possible. If not, years of hunting experience and practical field knowledge become the yardstick.
Josh Dahlke, Petersen’s Hunting contributing writer, said, “The Leicas had the best display, quickest and most accurate rangefinding, and supreme optical quality. It was the overall best in show.”
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 firearm 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 innovative option allows the hunter to input ballistic data based on his or her cartridge and 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 long distances.
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