My first impression of the Leica HDB 2200 rangefinding binoculars is simple, wow! These are an impressive set of binoculars and an equally impressive rangefinder. The idea behind this gear switch up was simple, carry less stuff. By investing in a set of Leica HDB 2200 binoculars I’ve got a rangefinder and an observation device packed into one unit. To this point I’d been carrying a rangefinder and a separate monocular or spotting scope for observation. You might think a precision rifle competition is all about shooting. In reality you spend a lot more time watching than you do shooting. So it pays to have a rangefinder that allows you to watch as well as range!