Hey guys, I'm looking for a rangefinder that will range deer out to 600 yds relatively consistently. I realize that there are atmospheric/environmental conditions that can adversely effect ranging distance. I've read some of the posts about the Leica 1600 and Swarovski 8 x 30 but was wondering if there were any other options that may do what I want at alittle cheaper price. I live in Eastern NC so an angle meter won't be important as well as temp and pressure.
Second on the Leica 1600 to start with, but if you're set on some less expensive maybe look into the leupold TBR series. To get 600 yards consistently on game look for a rangefinder that is rated out to 800 or so. Luckily this kind of technology is getting cheaper rapidly.
Thanks fellas. Since the Leica 1600 usually runs around $800 and the Swarovski is only $200 more is the Swarovski worth the price difference. If I'm going to spend $800 I might as well spend the extra 2$00 if its worth the difference.
I had a Bushnell Legend 1000 but had difficulty ranging deer past 400, until I accidentally backed over it..... I just want something to range deer out to 600 yards and I'm not concerned with a ballistic compensator or weather measure.
Actually, if you read all of the reviews that people have put on here, you will find that the Leica 1600 actually does better than the Swarovski. Reason being that the beam is smaller and stronger on the Leica and will not give false readings because it hit a tree that you were not meaning to range.
Take a look at the thread below. Read the whole thing and I think that you will find which one is better suited for you. I went with the Leica 1600 and couldnt be happier.