Re: Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?
I was able to obtain my 1600-B in June and I absolutely love it. For the past few months I've been testing/using it, and it's one of the best tools a LRH can have with them. Something I've learned since my original report on this is my apples to apples drops are much closer if I use a 200 yd zero. Being a sniper competitor I always prefer a 100 yds zero. Out to 600 yds, I was always within 1-3 clicks. Problem was beyond 600, out to 875 yds, the max range available for the B model, I got further and further apart between the B model and my Shooter program for a max of 2.75 moa @ 875. Too much! Once I started using a 200 yd zero I was always with 3/4 moa. At 875 yds I'm only 1/4 moa off. Pretty darn great when one needs a firing solution, which uses range, station pressure, temp and up/down angle, NOW!
The only thing Leica screwed up on when the took the original 1600 and brought out the B model was the read out for 1/4 moa drop is in "clicks" instead of MOA. This morning out my window I ranged some trees at 849 yds and got 85 clicks instead of 21.25 moa.