Originally Posted by Auto-X Fil
The Leica works better than any Nikon or Bushnell I've ever used from 20yd to 1000+. I actually got it not for 700yd+ shots, but more reliable 200-400 yard ranging in poor conditions, where the Bushnell was awful.
For archery it's a poor choice with its 7x zoom and 10-15yd min range, and I also like the built-in angle cosine features of archery rangefinders.
Auto, but why does it work better? Easier to operate, pin-point laser, better optics to see the target, reliability, etc.? Also, does the Leica have good customer service in case anything goes wrong? Is the warranty longer/more inclusive? I am completely unfamiliar with the newer laser range finders, having used only a cheap old Bushnell that I lost during a move nearly nine years ago. I used it for ground squirrels only, and had to walk out to a certain yardage and take measurements from my stopping point back to the truck. Taking measurements from the truck to the ground squirrels was impossible because they were too small to range. I know virtually nothing about today's range finders.
One thing is for sure: I don't want to buy a cheaper range finder, then find out later that I wished I had spent more money for one that I would fill the bill, so to speak.
And....I started to look at the Leica Geovid 10 x 42 binocular/range finder combo units. The cheapest price I could find was over $2,000. I then remembered reading something about an offer of $1,699, with a $350 rebate, right here on LRH. Now I can't find the post/advertisement. Help!