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!!!!!!!!
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".
Have a nice day.
"I'm better when it's breathing" Chris Kyle
NRA Life Member 1970