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Buying Insurance with ..........in Timber ACCURATE RANGE!!

 
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:03 PM
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Re: Buying Insurance with ..........in Timber ACCURATE RANGE!!

UPDATE:
Don't know how they issue serial #s but I called the BassPro guy just now to get the ss# off the one I did not want and it is a higher # by 2,687!!!!!

Might mean that they produced 2,687 more CRF 1600s after mine, but not for sure. They may assign ss# on chips or CRF frames that get a chip (including the CRF1000s) or something even more unlikely. Whatever, hope this helps someone!

Told him he might want to send it back to look out for his customers and the good news is he already had approval to test it one more time and if it was not as good as the one I got they will send it back now.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:13 AM
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Re: Buying Insurance with ..........in Timber ACCURATE RANGE!!

Semi - final UPDATE:

Second usage, took it to our local airport with a google map print out with about 8 or 10 known distances marked and shot the ones I could see from parking spot to see if this puppy was LYING!

Google Earth.(Yds.big fat dot)..............Leica CRF 1600 (Yds)

444 Aircraft tail.............................................. .....445


502 Bldg.............................................. ..............504


619 Bldg.............................................. ..............622


1092 Bldg.............................................. ..........1088


1204 Bldg.............................................. ..........1207


1210 Bldg.............................................. ..........1212


1539 Bldg.............................................. ..........1522


2573 Church and steeple at bad angle................ - 0 -

Could not see any Bldgs. at 1600, 1700, 1800 etc to shoot, just the church at a bad angle!

I am sure mine is RIGHT ON and DADGUMITTTTTT I ain't got any EXCUSES NOW!!!

The FINAL UPDATE will be a crying towel or HERE HE IS!!!!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:17 AM
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Re: Buying Insurance with ..........in Timber ACCURATE RANGE!!

UPDATE: Had a scare this week REF. MY supper good "Leica CRF 1600"!

1.) Purchased it in Jun 2011 BPS, they had it for 30 days.
2.) We put the 2019 Duracell in it, that was in the box. Just used for 30 min. 2 times.
3.) Tue. took it back to the airport to reverify the distances in the above post and IT WOULD NOT GO OVER 400 YDS!!!!!!!!

YIKES!!!

4.) Battery had been in the unit since about 10 to 14 June, I was going to remove it but never did-go figure-off and on should really be OFF or ON - duh.
5.) Went to Wally World and got a 2020 pack of 2 Eneryizers, poped a fresh one in and went up on the MT. and first click it shot a grocery store 1,296 yds away. Tried it over and over and every click it nailed it. Duracells have been my favorite battery but, maybe not any more. Either that was a defective battery or the 1600 requires a battery to be at or near 95 % power for it to bounce the beam out to 400+ yds. This would explain alot about what we have learned in the last few months!

*****This is a coincidence but that same thing happened to me yesterday:
When I was using my new CO private land chip in my Garmin 530 (with original battery pack) as I marked property lines on my google earth pics before printing, It just would not show the pvt land map any more. Plugged the 530 into the charger and the screen said 94% charged. Don't know if that means that, in my unit, I am out of business on the PVT land chip when power goes below 95%, but one would think that is true. At 100%, unplugged it and BINGO, back to PVT LAND marking.

This could be the reason so many "Leica CRF 1600" units have failed to perform as advertised???????? Could it be that our high dollar toys require 95+% charge before they work properly???? Just a thought, from "OUTSIDE THE BOX".
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:51 AM
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Re: Buying Insurance with ..........in Timber ACCURATE RANGE!!

Thanks for this update and additional information. My first unit was under performing with a fresh battery that was still in the plastic wrapping immediately prior to my installing it into the CRF 1600. But I'll keep your experience in mind if my 1600 happens to crap out on me. So far so good.

Long ago I once had a problem with Duracell batteries in a camera. The camera Manufacturer told me to use an EverReady battery, and the camera functioned just fine. But this was 15-20 years ago. Not a recent experience.

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