Swarovski SLC Binoculars - Roof Prism
Don't ever want to be without them
We have the 15x56 and it is as fine a piece of optical equipment as you will find.
This binocular has become our primary optic for spotting rockchucks and has supplanted our Leupold 12-40x60 and our Vortex Razor 20-60x85 spotting scopes in that roll.
It is mounted on a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with the center column in the horizontal position. You will need a Manfrotto angle bracket and I reccomend a Manfrotto video pan head.
This will allow the tripod to be setup off to the left side of the bench with the binocular over the table so you can rest your elbows and glass for days.
Once a chuck is spotted you don't need to change position to shoot and can get off a shot very quickly.
We also use the big Swaro for sporting big game from the truck and it is a dandy for that as well.
We still use the spotting scopes for spotting bullet splashes and calling our shots when varmint shooting and for checking out big game once animals have been spotted if they are a long way off. Basically we don't really use spotting scopes for looking for game any longer, we use them for looking at game after it has been located using binoculars.
We have Nikon EDG, Leica, high end Vortex and Leupold binoculars and this binocular is every bit as good optically as any of our other binoculars and better than most.
Realy, in all honesty, if you are a long range varmint shooter and/or do much big game spotting there is nothing that can compare to these big Swaros or a pair of Docter Nobilem 15x60 poro or the long discontinued Zeiss 15x60 power poro when it comes to high powered binoculars. The Docter and the Zeiss are huge and heavy even compared to the big Swaro though and don't have as wide a field of view. All three of these are simply in a class by themselves though and all three command respect.
Now that we have had them for a year we would never want to be without them again.
If you can't justify the cost of the Swaro 15x56 the Vortex Kaibab will serve you almost as well. I have used both, side by side, in the field and the Swaro is better glass, no doubt about it, but the Kaibab does come pretty close at half the price.
November 8, 2014
Thats exactly what these bino's are. I have used most of the other brands and the swarovski are just the best. I also have a swarovski scope on my rifle. I have been spotting a lot more deer and also from a lot further away. You can see so much more with swarovski. Mounted on a tripod they are more user friendly then a spotting scope. I think I will buy a pair in 10x50 for hunting in the bush.
April 15, 2010
Best investment you will make
I have several sets of very good quality binoculars but I did not realize what I was MISSING literally, until my great wife bought me the 10x42 SLC's. Don't forget if you can't spot them you will never shoot them. Give me good optics over everything else, it's what gets the big ones home. Good job Swarovski.
November 23, 2007
Best there is!
This binoculars is worth the money. One of the best on the market. If you have the money it is worth the investment. Get one good pair and don't have to buy another for a long time!
June 29, 2011