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Old 07-07-2012, 12:01 AM
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Re: Range finders?

Lowest price that works well past 1000 yards? I'm pretty happy with the Bushnell Fusion 1600, and I understand the Leica CRF 1600 is also very good in that price range.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:18 AM
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Re: Range finders?

The beam divergence on the G 7 at 1000 yds is Around 6 ft by 12 ft. It will be very difficult to range game animals accurately at that distance. If the terrain is flat, forget it. The Bushnell 1600 is even worse.

The bean divergence on the TERRIPIN at 1000 yds is 18 inches by 6 feet.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:20 AM
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I have played with the Leica 1600 several times. I could get lots of readings out to 1,900 yards easily with it. I have one on its way and i believe it will be all i will need.
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I waited 3 years while the G7 BR2 was being developed. When I had a chance to try a prototype an ugly drool formed on the left corner of my mouth and didn't go away until I was able to buy one a year later. I used mine all last hunting season.

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:22 PM
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Re: Range finders?

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The beam divergence on the G 7 at 1000 yds is Around 6 ft by 12 ft. It will be very difficult to range game animals accurately at that distance. If the terrain is flat, forget it. The Bushnell 1600 is even worse.

The bean divergence on the TERRIPIN at 1000 yds is 18 inches by 6 feet.
I read this argument before I bought the G7. I called and spoke directly with Aaron about this issue. He explained the technology, but the long and short of it for me is that I have not had this problem. I have ranged prairie dogs at ranges nearing 1K yards, probably getting the mound or grass around him, and admittedly it is sometimes hard to get a range on one depending on the light and terrain, but all in all, it has worked great.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:59 PM
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Re: Range finders?

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The beam divergence on the G 7 at 1000 yds is Around 6 ft by 12 ft. It will be very difficult to range game animals accurately at that distance. If the terrain is flat, forget it. The Bushnell 1600 is even worse.

The bean divergence on the TERRIPIN at 1000 yds is 18 inches by 6 feet.
I've ranged deer out to a little over 1300 yards on flat terrain with the Bushnell. I haven't had a chance to try it any farther on game, but I'm confident it'll go beyond that. It's pretty easy to aim above the animal, and come down until you get a consistent reading. I've used the Bushnell to get first-round hits on 8-12" rocks at 800 yards, 983 yards, and 1130 yards. It obviously can't be all that terrible if it enables me to hit the small targets that I'm aiming at at those ranges. It's got some features that allow you to select the farthest item within the beam dispersion, or the closest, which helps to mitigate the problem of having a larger dispersion than the more pricey RF's out there.

There is no question that the Bushnell and Leica 1600 are at the low end of the price range when it comes to RF's that will work on game out beyond 1000. The more you're willing to pay, the better a product you get. The guy asked for the cheapest RF's that'll get out to 1000. The Bushnell is around $750, and the Leica is around the same price (although the Bushnell is a RF/bino, while the Leica is just a RF), the G7 is a better unit, but costs twice as much at $1,500, and the Terrapin is even more at $2,000. If you want to get an even better RF, you can look at the Vectronix PLRF10 at ~$3,000, or better yet would be the Vector 21, but you better be prepared to pay $10,000 for that one.

It all just a matter of getting the best RF performance that you can afford.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:16 PM
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Re: Range finders?

best one for me in the field so far is my Swarovski hand held monocular with rangefinder built in ,,,,,, light, easy to use and works in bright sun past 1,000 yards on small targets ,,,,,
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