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Old 05-24-2002, 10:45 PM
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Leica Rangefinders?

Anyone here use the Leica Rangefinders? Thinkin about buying one, but by the time this is read-it may be too late! Thinkin about the 1200 yard model.
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Old 05-25-2002, 07:19 AM
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Re: Leica Rangefinders?

Littletoes

Like any laser rangefinder made for the public, they leave alot to be desired.

I gave a report on this very laser you have mentioned on this forum and don't remember where it's at.

It is not too bad but will not range in all weather conditions or sun and shade. It will give different readings sometime and the advertised 1200 yards must be with ideal conditions. Probably 700 or 800 yards max would be more relistic and with an ideal target to bounce the beam back.

They sell for $400.00 New.

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PS As Coyote hunter just mentioned, it's good in "Low Light" conditions. I found that the public units won't range the same ranges in low light and then go to bright sun on the SAME object. You get a different reading which I believe Coyote hunter mentioned before.
That would be no good at all for me and in my/our style of hunting. I would go back to my Barr and Stroud or Wild Opticle Military rangefinders if I didn't have the Russian Military laser.

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Re: Leica Rangefinders?

I have the 7X42 model and I will never part with them. I have had them for 4 years now and I am still using the same battery. They are very high quailty and very good for very low light conditions.
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Re: Leica Rangefinders?

I looked at the 800y modal and the optics are nice bu I ended up buying the Wild and am glad I did. This is the past that Darryl gave a report on the 1200y.
http://www.longrangehunting.com/cgi-...c&f=7&t=000065

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Old 05-30-2002, 06:45 PM
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Re: Leica Rangefinders?

Thanks guys, I have read Darryl's earlier post and found it helpful. But, as I said earlier, I ALREADY GOT IT! Read a tree out to 1023 yards, and several closer objects. Wonder how Darryl would rate the Leica compared to the Bushnell products? Would really like to see one of the Russians that Darryl mentions. Thanks all, littletoes.
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Re: Leica Rangefinders?

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Old 05-31-2002, 08:27 PM
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Re: Leica Rangefinders?

Thanks Darryl. Didn't notice if you mentioned the price of one of the Russians.
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