Re: Laser performance
I'm just guessing, but I wouldn't expect the 700 yard model to work every time past about 400-500, and that's just based on the fact most of the rangefinders "advertised max range" is just that, about max in good conditions. We'd be better served if they said, "GUARANTEED TO WORK AT THIS RANGE IN ANY NORMAL DAYLIGHT CONDITION". [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] That would really mean that my YP1000 model would "now" be a 500 yard model, with that definition. At least then, I'd KNOW what model I needed.
That wouldn't sell rangefinders though, would it. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
I remember Phil saying one time that the Lieca was hard to see out of near dark, as the red LED display was so bright, and the Bushnell was easier for that reason. When I looked through Michael's I noticed it WAS quite bright, during the day time even, definitely not hard to see and probably "would" be at night, though I'm not sure how bad it would be.
My YP1000 is easy to read and I've never had a hard time reading the LCD display until it was practically too dark to even see game through it to range them. At this point, for me, the YP1000 and its LCD display is a non-issue, where as the LED on the Lieca "could be" and remains to be seen.
I feel for ya brother, that's gotta suck!
I'm curious, for you guys with the Lieca 1200, has the battery lasted over a year or more too? I actually have never had a battery go dead/low on me with my YP1000, but I did change to a new battery before using it each fall to be safe, and do take extras in case of??? I wouldn't expect the Lieca to use batteries any faster, just thought I'd ask tho.