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


Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 09-20-2012, 01:02 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Star, ID
Posts: 341
Re: Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?

Sit down outside with the MANUAL and go through it step by step. You need to know which of the drop charts you will want to use and the various settings before hand. USE THE MANUAL and I bet it will work.

I had my hands on two of them, bought one at Cabela's and then found a bit better deal. First one I got, I did it by the book and it worked great. The second one I went in and thought I could just do it by memory, and it never worked, I thought it was broke. Bottom line you can't just go in and try and turn on the EHr setting without the other factors at the SAME time.

I do have an extra one that is in NEW condition and is all set up I might sell. Unregistered with a new receipt copy included.
Reply With Quote

Unread 09-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mouth of Hobble Crk Canyon, Utah
Posts: 630
Re: Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?

Browning lover

If you are near me here in Utah I maybe able to help you out in person.
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-28-2012, 03:24 PM
Ryo Ryo is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4
Re: Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?

Had a 1600 (not the latest model) and I wasn't very impressed by it. Couldn't range off a white target over 1200 yards. As for ballistic calc, I just use a card with a set density altitude for the shooting environment. Not sure if the Leica would account for the changing environments. ie I was shooting in the morning and then when it reached afternoon the density altitude had varied by 2000!

Now I run with a Vectronix that ranges easily out to 2800 yards at a rock.
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 1,315
Re: Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?

I own the 1600 and have played with a couple B models. I don't think anyone is going to be happy with either unit if they are buying them for the ballistic features. They both use ballistic curves in place of BC so if your bullet/velocity combo doesn't match the curve you are out of luck. Even if it does match fairly close there is no way to fine tune your ballistic curve at all.

The G7BR2 is really the only option for a ballistic rangefinder. I think there should be some good competition coming down the pipe soon but for now I wouldn't bother with anything else.

Now from a pure range finder point of view the Leica is excellent. It ranges very well past 1600 yards and gives angle, temp, and pressure which essentially eliminates the need to carry a wind meter.


Scot E.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bushnell fusion 1600 vs leica 1600 help albertakid Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 6 01-11-2012 04:54 PM
Leica crf 1600 88man Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 07-09-2011 10:28 AM
Where to buy a leica 1600 Dhughes Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 10-18-2010 10:47 PM
Leica 1600 VS Fusion 1600 side by side test ShooterMedic Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 08-19-2010 04:41 PM
leica 1600...not bad ultra707 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 4 08-18-2010 11:00 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC