Originally Posted by RangerBrad
No your not raining on my parade. I want to learn. Pour it on me. Brad
Leica 1600 will get you about 1000 yds on deer over relatively flat ground. Steep, mountain country will give you a further reading, because you're likely getting the ground behind the deer, rather than the deer.
The Swarovski supposedly gives furthest readings, but as Broz said; you might not be ranging what you think you are due to the bigger beam.
I've not seen any of the G7 brand in use yet. The ballistic solutions may be nice, but if the unit is really slow to recover from a reading, then the programing is probably why. I'd rather not have the ballistic programing in the rangefinder. I'd rather take 3 or 4 readings quickly (to confirm that I am getting the right range), and then look to my rifle stock, notebook or pocket PC for the firing solution. Just my preference.
Seems to me that the Vectronix is the hands down winner, especially for ranging beyond 1000 yds.
Reason I underlined good
is because some of us have had to try 2 or even 3 Leica 1600's before we got one that worked like it's supposed to........don't think they've got all the bugs worked out yet. The 1200 yd models seem to have few problems (very few that I've heard of anyway).
Some of the Swarovski's had problems initially too I've been told.