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Old 02-05-2004, 02:18 PM
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Re: Laser range finder question

i had the bushnell 800 and gave it up for the leica 1200- mainly for range. i was pleased with the 800 for the price, but needed more than 800yds, and figured i might as well go with the leica. however, as far as clearity, i must say that the leica is the clearist thing i've ever looked thru. depends upon how much you're in to it. the 800 worked fine, but the 1200 is definitely better, no comparison.

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Old 02-06-2004, 03:12 PM
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Re: Laser range finder question

Well santa did bring me the bushnell 800(asked questions on a post here before x-mas), I was able to range a doe at 374yds before the season went out(dialed up 4moa and smoked her [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ) I can also range trees and such to 762yds. I haven't been anywere to range anything farther that that. I think they will work ok until I become proficient to 800 then I will look for the Leica. I could not gather enough info to get the newcon.
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Old 02-06-2004, 03:39 PM
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Re: Laser range finder question

I have byp 1000 i can only get trees out to about 600 on sunny days and 800 at night, but it works really well off of cars/trucks ive range out to 1600 yards off of them during sunny days.
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Old 02-06-2004, 04:22 PM
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Re: Laser range finder question

Brian

The part about cars and trucks that the laser likes is anything reflective... license plates are a favorite for ranging. If you need to routinely neeed to range "extra" distances place reflective tape or pieces of old license plates in the field..really adds range to a laser.
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:51 AM
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Re: Laser range finder question

How does the yardage pro 1000 compare to the leica 1200?
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:18 AM
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Re: Laser range finder question

Well i post my experience once again to hopefully steer someone in the right direction:

One day at the williamsport 1000 yard range i compared my 800 leica to a bushnell 1000yd owned by Melvin Lentz (lumberjack on the TV competitions)

The leica stomped the bushy in every situation

>pine tree at 700yds- no read on bushy (in direct sun or shade

>rock pile at 830 - same result, sun and shade

I'll stick with my leica--i just wish i would have waited for the 1200.

BTW-on a cloudy afternoon i ranged a man sixed stump at 972yds consistantly! yes with the 800 yard Leica.

FWIW,
JB

EDIT--their seems to be a big variance in the bushnells--some work spectacular to 1200yds, some 600 or less, but with leica your chances are much better of getting a good one than with bushnell.

[ 02-13-2004: Message edited by: jb1000br ]
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:43 PM
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Re: Laser range finder question

solves that. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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