Re: Leica 1200 Good buy $
My suggestion would be read all the threads talking about it. I got a 1200 and it's ranging capability is spotty. During most daylight hours, it would not range past 1000-1100 yds on evergreen trees. On cows I had a tough time getting readings 800-1000. In low evening light well after sunset, I could range juniper bushes and rock outcrops out to a little over 1400. Basically, I felt that in most cases, getting a reading on a game animal out to 1000 yds was very "iffy", especially on flat ground. 700-800 was probably max in most cases and maybe less depending on how sunny and what direction the sun was and how flat the ground, etc. This is handholding it, bracing myself as best I could against a tree or on a rock, etc. There always seemed to be a little movement which may have kept it from reading. If you had it braced in a bi-pod, it might do better? I got the 1600 and it ranges a couple hundred yards more than the 1200 on buildings. trees, etc, but not a lot better on animals so far. One thing I like about the 1600 is it gives you temp, pressure and shooting angle. I need to get a shooting bi-pod and see if it helps to stabilize it.