Re: Bushnell Rangefinders
I've got the YP1000. I've compared it to the Michael's Lieca 1200 one time, on the river shooting targets. His did a little better than mine did when we got way out there. Mine would range the trees behind the target and the Lieca was getting readings off of the target. At some point Michael's 1200 may have been getting reading and mine stopped, I just can't remember now, he may remember though?
The one thing I like about the YP1000 is the target quality meter, it really lets you know well when you're on a object it's trying to pick up a better reading on over something else that's worthless to keep trying on.
The Lieca is really quite small compared to my YP1000, and it did give readings quickly. I think Phil said he didn't like the Lieca for its illuminated readout and target "box", too bright to see the target when the light gets low and it doesn't have a rheostat to turn the intensity down. My NF reticle is set really, really, low for that same reason. The Lieca is really bright too.
In good conditions I have no trouble ranging to 700-800 yards with mine, better than normal conditions it'll go over 1000 with no fuss. In optimal conditions it will go over 1400 yards on spruce trees and things it usually gets a good reading on anyway, dawn or dusk is optimal.