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Leica 1600 LRF: actual use?

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:02 PM
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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.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:20 PM
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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.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:24 PM
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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.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:12 PM
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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.

HTH,

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