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Unread 01-01-2013, 03:42 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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Hey Broz
Just courious what is the beam width of the nikon 1200. I cant find it in print. I have been trying to find a reason to get a leica 1600 but have not yet done it other than the longer range capability. I tested the leica 1200 when I bought my nikon and it was not able to pick up cows at 900 yards I was able to get. If I was infact mesuring the cows.

Sorry I have not tested the Nikon, but I would bet the beam is larger than the Leica.

Were the cows black? Black is the hardest color to get a reading on. Also did you have the unit on sand bags or a rock solid rest? The smaller beam require a more solid rest to hit objects at 900 yards just as does a rifle.

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    Unread 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    I looked around and found the papers to the nikon 800 . the bean divergence is Vert 5*- 8* Horz 25*- 36* . they really didn't commit themselves on this spec . I'm not sure if the 1200 would be the same .

    5 or 6 years ago I lost the nikon while hunting and replaced it with a bushnell 1500ARC . I looked through the papers for it , and the beam size is not listed . I need a better rangefinder and have been reading all the info I can find .
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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    replaced it with a bushnell 1500ARC . I looked through the papers for it , and the beam size is not listed . I need a better rangefinder and have been reading all the info I can find .
    Jim
    I too had the bushnell, as well as just about every other rangefinder in the $500-1500 price point. The vectronics beats them all with very little effort.
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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    I too had the bushnell, as well as just about every other rangefinder in the $500-1500 price point. The vectronics beats them all with very little effort.
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

    What is the difference between the plrf-10 and the plrf-05???
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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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    What is the difference between the plrf-10 and the plrf-05???
    about 2K

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    Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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    about 2K

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