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Leica crf 1600 vs Leupold RX-1000 and other compact range finders

 
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:05 PM
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Re: Leica crf 1600 vs Leupold RX-1000 and other compact range finders

You're welcome.

Yea, angled shots with a bow are a totally different game than with a rifle.

30-45 degree shots are pretty common with tree-stand bow hunting. Those same angles are kinda rare with rifles. The angles don't matter much with a rifle until the angle gets over 15 degrees and the shot gets further than 300 yds. A 40 or 45 degree shot at 300yds with most rifles only requires a few inches of adjustment. Enough to miss a rock chuck, but still in the vitals area on deer. Of course when the distance gets beyond 300 things start to change quickly.

One of the coolest things I saw back when I bowhunted was a pendulum type of sight. The sight actually was on a pivot of some sort, and was supposed to automatically change and compensate for the angle.?? I don't know how accurately they worked or if they are even still around, I haven't bowhunted for over 20 years.
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I have a brand new in the box 1600 scan and it will range a dirt spot in the middle of a corn field at 1602yards. I had a 1200 scan before and I was lucky to get over 800 yards on a car.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: Leica crf 1600 vs Leupold RX-1000 and other compact range finders

Leupold should be ashamed of their rangefinders. Optics of a door peephole and waaaayyy too confusing. I'd buy a Bushnell Elite 1500 before a Leupold.
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Re: Leica crf 1600 vs Leupold RX-1000 and other compact range finders

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I have had no luck with leupold rangefinders I won't buy another. Yes the Leica,swarovski,Ziss rangefinders are worth the money. The Zeiss PRF is outstanding for the price. The Leica 1600 is excellent too and very compact. With these 2 I can hit anything at 1000 yards.I was ranging horses with both these models at around 1,100 yards and getting results every try.Furthest I have ranged with them is about 1490 yards with the zeiss and 1750 yards with the Leica.The Zeiss is easier to hold steady and seems quicker,awesome glass too.

+1 on the Leupold range finders and the CRF 1600. I would go with the CRF 1600 hands down and don't look back. I am very happy with mine. I will probably use my Leupold as a target for revenge or hope somebody will steal it as long as they don't throw it back through my window.
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I have dozens of Leupold optics. And my hunting buddy has the Leica and Leupold, and the Leo is far inferior. I have the leica 900-1200 and they blow the leupy away. The Leia 1600 is the most bang for your buck, we range to 1800 with it regular on trees and stuff.
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I have dozens of Leupold optics. And my hunting buddy has the Leica and Leupold, and the Leo is far inferior. I have the leica 900-1200 and they blow the leupy away. The Leia 1600 is the most bang for your buck, we range to 1800 with it regular on trees and stuff.
I used to be a Leupold man and the good majority of my long guns still have Leupolds VX-III's on them. They make a good rifle scope and for a long time, they were the only ones to consider. But now, I think there are better options out there at the same price points and my financial situation has changed so I now can afford S&B and Zeiss Victory levels for scope glass. Although I did put a VX7 on my new 375H&H and I am just amazed at the brightness/clarity of that scope. Leupold just doesn't make a range finder that is up to par and not their strongsuit.
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Re: Leica crf 1600 vs Leupold RX-1000 and other compact range finders

Dont waste your money! Get the leica 1600, you will love it. You will end up buying it later if you get something else. I've had many and liked the leica 1200 and 1600 the best.
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