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Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

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Unread 07-02-2012, 07:15 AM
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Re: Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

Thanks to Broz and his extensive comparison research I ended up with the Lieca 1600 and it has performed flawlessly with dependable repeatable readings and as stated fits in your shirt pocket.
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    Re: Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

    I use a leica CRF 1600 and it has worked , I would say 90 % of the time . I had one case where I tried ranging green trees in bright sun light form the top of the Mtn down to the valley and it had problems giving me ranges past 900 yards. but most of the time its quick at ranging whatever I range.

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    Re: Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

    Well, I bought the Leica and just compared it to my cheapo Nikon 1200.
    In my neighborhood I can only find one thing the leica can do that the Nikon can not, but I am looking at big targets (buildings) where the large beam of the Nikon will not be much of a detriment. In low light I could not get a reading on a white water tower at just over 2000 yards but was able to get ranges on buildings at 1250 yds with both units. Nothing visible from my house between 1200 and 2000.
    The Leica was able to hit one building that was just barely sticking up from behind a house that the Nikon could not, I assume due to the large beam as the Nikon kept reading the closer building.

    Glass is not even a comparison, the Leica makes it seem like the Nikon glass is tinted like sunglasses.

    I will have to go drive around and find a pasture with some cattle for a real comparison. I just had to run out and try the new toy.
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    Re: Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

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    The Leica was able to hit one building that was just barely sticking up from behind a house that the Nikon could not, I assume due to the large beam as the Nikon kept reading the closer building.
    That is what you are looking for. Good test. Next time that mght just be the body of a deer or elk over a hill and that is all you can see. This is where the small beam brings home the meat.

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    Re: Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

    I have the Leica 1600 and love it. I stepped up from a Leupold RX-1. I absolutely love it! I'm not familiar with the Bushnell. I really like the lighted reticle. I've ranged a pole building at 1854 yards with it. I have had no problems with it, ranges very well. The furthest I ranged with my old one was a bear at 720 yards. I would recommend it for sure.
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    Re: Leica CRF 1600 vs Bushnell ARC 1600

    On Friday I was out with my Bushnell Fusion 1600, and I got set up and ranged 5 different targets. The first 4 targets were 10-14" rocks. The first was 252 yards, the second 457 yards, third was 835 yards, and fourth was 982 yards. The fifth target was a small evergreen tree. The range was 1857 yards. The first 3 shots from the cold bore of my 7WSM smacked the 10" rock at 835 yards. The next few were a mix of hits and near misses on the 982 yard ~12" rock. The wind was howling pretty good (about a 16-19 mph wind), but the elevation was bang on.
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