Originally Posted by coyotezapper
Has anyone tried the Newcon Optik rangefinders? I have two rangefinders but I want to upgrade. I have an original Bushnell 1000 that has been great but I feel that the technology has improved and I want to upgrade. It works great for big game but is poor for praire dogs etc. My second rangefinder is a Leica 1200 and it is a piece of junk. It will not work in bright light and is suspect past 500 yards on anything. My Bushnell 1000 will hang with a Swarovski to about 700 yards but the Leica is never even close. I ranged a small building(10x10 approx.) at 470 Swarovski, 468 Bushnell and the Leica was 392??? I am intrigued with Newcon Optik rangefinders because they offer extended range lasers. I like the Swarovski but I would like more range. Any insight would be appreciated.
I have spent a ton of time searching for a new range finder...My leica works well to 1300 yards or so,,I sent my swaro back because it had trouble ranging past my leica mid day. I have literally lazed at least 15 different swaro's trying to find one good one.
Honestly, you will not find a good reliable range finder that you can count on past 1500 yards mid day at your local sporting goods store not even cabellas.
I have looked into many others that cost as much as $13,000. And Im not about to spend that kind of money on a ranger finder. I looked into the Newcon and spoke with the boys from Chey-tec, but they don't seem to be impressed with it.
I have been hearing some good things about Vectronix. They are based in VA (i think) and they have won a ton of contracts for various governments around the world. Do a google search on Vectronix and you can get a good read on how many soldiers are using their units world wide. They have four base units. They start from 2500 yards to 3500 yards. The cheapest one is around $3,500. I have seen this unit range to 3,000 yards on a water tank by a guy on snipershide. Get on the snipers hide forum and like this forum you can get some info on this unit.
Please share your results here,