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Leica 1200 RF

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Unread 01-08-2005, 08:52 AM
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Leica 1200 RF

Hi fellas,
I got a Leica 1200 a couple of weeks ago and so far I've been dissapointed in it.. I have tried ranging houses and barns at 600-1000 yards, known, and haven't been able to get a reading on them. I think the farthest reading I've gotten on anything was around 500.. I've tried in sunlight, overcast and everything inbetween..

Is this performance typical? Am I expecting too much or is this unit not performing up to standards?

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    Unread 01-08-2005, 09:18 AM
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    Re: Leica 1200 RF

    I flat love mine.

    I've noticed that ranging to 1200 yds every time you click it is difficult. But I've ranged important stuff out to 1198 on a regular basis.

    Have very little problem at ranges under 900.

    It wins comparison tests with all of the others that my hunting buddies carry.

    I'd mess with it a bit more before I got excited......

    Just my experience.
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    Unread 01-08-2005, 09:24 AM
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    Re: Leica 1200 RF

    Yeah somethin seems amiss here, I'm exceptionately pleased with mine, have ranged deer to 944 yds, barns to 1190's, even groundhogs to 600's. Which was impossile with my bushnell.
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    Unread 01-08-2005, 01:51 PM
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    Re: Leica 1200 RF

    mines is spot on too.

    maybe you should lay off the juice for a while? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 01-08-2005, 02:19 PM
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    Re: Leica 1200 RF

    What I've found is that to range the longer distances, is that it has to be held steady, not moving. To get accurate reading beyond 600 yds, I usually set it on something, use a rest, to steady it. It's sort of like shooting from the standing position, a lot of movement. So for longer distances I'll either rest the rangefinder on something or use somthing to support my elbows to help steady the range finder. Remember to get a return signal one must hold the laser on the object continually. I hope this helps, it took me a while to realize this myself when I first got the range finder, LRF1200, I find it works very well out to about 1100 yards. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 01-08-2005, 07:08 PM
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    Re: Leica 1200 RF

    try a new battery.
    You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.
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    Unread 01-08-2005, 07:10 PM
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    Re: Leica 1200 RF

    Lenses clean?

    I wouldn't deny it a high quality, new 9 volt battery, either.

    You got good advice above ... hold the "fire" button down until you are through ranging and get a monopod or something for the shakes. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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