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Old 11-30-2013, 09:11 PM
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FYI Leica range finder

I had a Leica 1600 range finder freeze up at 15 F. It cost us a nice whitetail. As soon as I warmed it up it started working again. Brand new battery also. The display was visible but it would not range at all. Calling Leica this week
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:47 AM
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Re: FYI Leica range finder

My leica hd-b 10x42 wouldn't work at 17F, not even the display. Once they warmed up they were fine. I, too, am calling leica.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: FYI Leica range finder

My display works but no range not even close targets. Sounds like an issue
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: FYI Leica range finder

I keep mine in my inside coat pocket, never had a problem
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:14 AM
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Re: FYI Leica range finder

Watch the I phone to to shut down also.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:25 AM
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Re: FYI Leica range finder

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I had a Leica 1600 range finder freeze up at 15 F. It cost us a nice whitetail. As soon as I warmed it up it started working again. Brand new battery also. The display was visible but it would not range at all. Calling Leica this week
I used mine way below zero without any problem. It's normally stowed conveniently in my vest pocket or inside a layer of clothing. IIWY, exchange/return it.

IIRC, there was post (not the 1600B) that others were not ranging as advertised, i.e. past 1000 yards.

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Old 12-03-2013, 10:20 PM
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Re: FYI Leica range finder

Never had an issue with my 900.
How far are your shots in PA usually? Figured most hunting back there would be from a treestand inside 100 yards.
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