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Unread 02-04-2004, 05:18 PM
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Laser range finder question

I tried out my Newcon LRM 1500 this morning in a light snow. I ranged a boulder at 496 yds. several times, and a couple of clumps of willow bushes aroung 300. It would not range anything, even a house or a bus at what I would guess to be 6-700, and it would not range a stop sign at around 200. Is this due to the snow? After reading quite a bit on this site I gather the Leica, which I was originally going to buy, is favored, but doesn't necessarily range any better than the Bushnells. I was able to find little on the Newcon, but what I did find sounded favorable. This is the first time I've touched a laser range finder. Comments please.
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    After reading quite a bit on this site I gather the Leica, which I was originally going to buy, is favored, but doesn't necessarily range any better than the Bushnells. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Just Depends on who you talk to about that. I have a Leica 1200 and every time I used it this last hunting season I never had a problem hitting 1200 to 1225yds snow or not [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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    Unread 02-04-2004, 06:29 PM
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    Re: Laser range finder question

    Leica announced a pair of binocs (8-42 and 10-42) with a built in laser that is supposed to be rated to 1200 yards. Not cheap but would simplify life a bunch if they work well.
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    Re: Laser range finder question

    Ian, do you have a link that I can go to to see these new rangefinder binoculars ? Thanks.
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    Unread 02-04-2004, 09:06 PM
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    Re: Laser range finder question

    I just received a press release on them from their agency - not sure where a person might find them.

    You could check out www.leica-camera.com and look for the Geovid 8x42 BRF or the Geovid 10x42BRF. The distance capability is actually 1300 yards according to the literature.

    Weight is 31.75 ounces, Dimensions are Length-6.9" Width-6.3" Height-2.6". They have one operating button and a scan mode. They will close focus in to 18.4'. List price is 1800 U.S., that would be about two and one half wheelbarrows of Canadian dollars.
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    Ian, i could not find them on the Leica-Camera link you provided. Do you have a # for the agency you talked about that you can post ? Thanks, Bill.
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    Re: Laser range finder question

    the leicas that i have used put the bushnell rangefinders to shame,i have the bushnell my buddy has the leica,he can range things in all kinds of conditions past 1000yds..im lucky to get readings at 600yds. in good conditions.i have heard the same about the bushnells from other people as well.i try to borrow the leica whenever i can-lol-my-2-dave
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