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Unread 12-25-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

i have a mint condition swarovski id sell. with box and all paperwork.
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    Unread 12-25-2012, 09:19 PM
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    Thanks for the replies all. I'm still in the deciding phase right now. Has there been a review of the "lesser" 1200 to 1500 rangefinders like Bushnell or Nikon to see what their real world ranging capabilities are? Again thanks for the replies and hope everyone has/had a Merry Christmas......

    P.S. The Vectronix is definitely out of my price range but sounds awesome.
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    Unread 12-25-2012, 09:38 PM
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    Sorry for a second reply; however, if you were to settle for ranging deer consistently at 500 yards, the Zeiss is a GREAT DEAL. it has optics basically as good as the Swaro , is less expensive than the Leica 1600 and has the best trigger release of all three. just not consistent on deer beyond 500, for me at least.
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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    just not consistent on deer beyond 500, for me at least.
    That could be due to the fact it has a beam Divergence is even larger than the Swaro.
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    Another vote for the Leica here for your needs, I have the vectonics plrf05 ( it's awesome but if it's out of your range), and the Swarovski 8x30. Leupold RX IV and a Nikon.......I started. Cheap and had to keep upgrading to get the performance I was after, in the end I paid double for my vectronics.....my buddy has the Leica 1600 and it's better than the swaro in the field for sure, the swaro is good glass but the button on top and weak display of readings make the Leica a better choice in my experience.......
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    How come no one mentioned the new Bushnell 1600? Or the fusion binos? Im just curious if ppl have had bad luck with these? I can range objects that are smaller than deer out to 500-600 yards with my Bushnell 1500 arc but ill be upgrading to something better as well.

    To throw my opinion out there I believe my Bushnell would do what your wanting but if your going to spend the money I would still suggest getting the leica 1600
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    Unread 12-26-2012, 11:26 PM
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    I have had a Nikon Gold 1200 laser rangefinder for about 4 years and it will consistently range antelope out to 800 yds. I highly recommend it for 800 yds., but not more then that distance.

    Nikon Monarch Laser 1200 Rangefinder 7481 Nikon 1200 range finder gold 8358 8358-DEMO

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