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Old 05-22-2012, 08:42 AM
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Leica 1600B

I'm trying to figure out what the Leica 1600B does that the regular 1600 doesn't. The explanation on Leicas website is written for first graders but I kind of got the impression that you can program trajectories into it so it calculates your drop. It also mentioned barometric pressure but doesn't begin to explain if the unit has a sensor or just a way to enter air density, measured with another source, into the equation. If any of you guys have one, I'd like to know. Thanks
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:16 PM
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Re: Leica 1600B

Unless something has changed, the 1600-b isn't expected to hit stores until next month.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:44 PM
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Re: Leica 1600B

Lecia's e-mailed response....

"We’re pleased to announce the NEW Leica Rangemaster 1600-B. This represents the next innovation in our 20 year history as the leader in laser rangefinding products. Like its predecessor the CRF 1600, the CRF1600-B will determine ranges out to 1600 yards. However, it differs in a few dramatic ways.
The Leica CRF 1600-B features our newly developed ballistic function ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation), accounts for air pressure, temperature, and angle of inclination to offer holdover values displayed in one of three output modes:
1 - provides linear holdover value in inches (or centimeters)
2 – provides true horizontal distance equivalent to target in yards (or meters)
3 – provides holdover in ¼ M.O.A (or mil radian)
We utilize the same 12 pre-programmed ballistics curves as the CRF 1600, but holdover values will now be given from 100 yards to a full 880 yards (compared to only 500 yards on the CRF 1600).
Other functions, performance specifications, size, weight, dimensions, and price will be the same as in the existing CRF 1600. Expected shipping of the NEW Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B is anticipated to begin in June."
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:09 PM
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Re: Leica 1600B

Thanks for the info. They're in stores now. When they say it "accounts for pressure and temperature",nn does it mean the unit reads it, or do you have to enter it and then it compensates? I can't believe they can add an air density sensor for the same price as the old one. Oh, and while I'm critiquing a product I don't fully understand, I might as well ask why they don't plot those pre- programmed trajectories to 1500 yds. Or better yet, let you enter your own?
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: Leica 1600B

I've kinda been showing my ignorance here. I just found out that even the ORIGINAL 1600 measured temp/pressure. Now I'm about to spring for one (1600B) instead of the G7. It seems in the G7s favor you have increased range, especially in the programmed trajectory (close to 2000 yds vs. 880) and completely customizable trajectories vs picking one that's close. As for the 1600B, it costs barely over half the price and it fits in a shirt pocket, which makes a big diff. when you're covering many miles a day. Am I missing anything?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:29 AM
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Re: Leica 1600B

I've been very happy with my 1600. You can get some pretty good deals on them now if you decide to go that route.

Leica CRF 1600 Range Finder - Leica Range Finders 40528

Cabela's: Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600 Rangefinder

Leica CRF 1600 Rangefinder Discount - Leica Rangefinders 40528
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:35 AM
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Re: Leica 1600B

My biggest problem, if there is one, is that the barometric pressure reads in PSI instead of Inches of Mercury. So where I expect a reading of say 29.96 ihg is get 14.2 PSI. Looks like they would have made it to show either/or. It shows another reading but it's so weird I don't even know what it is.
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