Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Laser Rangefinders

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 72
Re: Laser Rangefinders

Originally Posted by Jerry Cunningham View Post
I thought I might share my recent experience testing several laser rangefinders side by side on the same objects. I tested a Leica LRF 1200 (the older box type unit) a new Leica 1200 CRF, a NewCon 1500, and Swarovski Guide. The Leica LRF is a 600 to 800 yard unit but it completely outclassed the much newer Leica 1200 CRF. The newer Leica often could not reach 600 yards. The older box type unit is also much easier to hold steady than the CRF. The NewCon 1500 was a real surprise. It would outrange the Leica's every time and give the same readings at the ranges that the Leica would give readings. The glass on the NewCon is quite poor but it does range well and for $300.00 I cannot fault it. The Swarovski easily outperformed any of the other rangefinders. Often giving readings past 1200 yards on deer size objects. All the rangefinders gave the same readings on objects that they could be matched on. I bought the Swarovski and I put up the Leica LRF 1200 for sale, but I now think I will keep the Leica as a back-up. You do get what you pay for but sometimes you do not. The newer Leica is not worth the price in my opinion. There does seem to be some differences between rangefinders of the same model type. However, this is what I got with these units on this day.

In today's world, don't expect to get more than you pay for, but you can expect to get less unless you are prudent. They all want your money so bad it's disgusting, and they know how easy it is to fool most people.......so they do!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: north platte ne
Posts: 387
Re: Laser Rangefinders

I have always used my newer style lica 1200 and it worked great. I ranged a cedar tree at 1113 last week . There way a hairless song dog under the tree. I managed to miss him cleanly. Not the range finders fault though. I really like my 1200 super quick and very accurate. Had kevin at mcr build me an edge ,been thinking I needed a littel more range , took the plunge and ordered a 1600 lica ill let u know it it works better or not.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 12:11 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: north platte ne
Posts: 387
Re: Laser Rangefinders

My new 1600 showed up saturday, took it outside the front door, I ranged some round hay bales at 1700 yards no tripod just leaning aginst the mail box. Reading. was just ad fast as my 1200 , ill try it some more this week and post how it works.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Laser Rangefinders
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Montana - outlawed laser rangefinders for hunting? Hbb6601 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 16 08-25-2011 07:14 PM
Laser rangefinders -battery question ? ol mike Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 4 10-10-2008 03:48 PM
High end Laser rangefinders dogfox Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 07-13-2008 06:02 PM
Review article on laser rangefinders BountyHunter Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 01-26-2007 12:19 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.24%
69 Votes
NO - 51.40%
110 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.36%
35 Votes
Total Votes: 214
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC