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Leupold RX IV - have they improved? Under 700 yards?

 
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:48 PM
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Leupold RX IV - have they improved? Under 700 yards?

I am interested in the RX IV, mainly because of the inclinometer and I read somethign about a ballistic drop calculation function that it supposedly has, but I can't find any more information on that...

So far I have only seen bad reports fairly bad reports of it, but dating back to the early days of this product.

I don't ever shoot any further than 600meters so the issues with it failing to read properly at the longer ranges don't bother me.

What I am worried about is that it might be slow and complicated to use.

Can anyone give me an update on this rangefinder?

Surely it will only be a batter of time before someone put a pocket PC, an anemometer, rangefinder together that gives us an all in one unit that measures the distance, wind, angle, and gives you your drop and windage all in one hit?
It can't be that hard, the technology is all there...
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:43 PM
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I like mine and also like the TBR feature.

The menu is a little difficult but once you figure it out
it works well when switching back and fourth from bow
to rifle.

While in colorado I checked the TBR on a vertical bluff
by first ranging the distance to the bluff at 0 degrees
then ranged at a 20 degree angle and the TBR was within
2 yards at 512 yards.

Close enough for the girls I go with .

It realy worked well set up for bow hunting.

For longggg range you will need to spend lot's more but
for the money its hard to beat.

As far as the bad press if a person wants a 2000 yrd
range finder they will have to spend over a grand.

but if you want one for under $500.oo there are a lot
of good range finders that will work to about 800 yrd,s

Just my thoughts.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:45 PM
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I am interested in the RX IV, mainly because of the inclinometer and I read somethign about a ballistic drop calculation function that it supposedly has, but I can't find any more information on that...
So far I have only seen bad reports fairly bad reports of it, but dating back to the early days of this product.
I don't ever shoot any further than 600meters so the issues with it failing to read properly at the longer ranges don't bother me.
What I am worried about is that it might be slow and complicated to use.
Can anyone give me an update on this rangefinder?
Surely it will only be a batter of time before someone put a pocket PC, an anemometer, rangefinder together that gives us an all in one unit that measures the distance, wind, angle, and gives you your drop and windage all in one hit?
It can't be that hard, the technology is all there...

The RX-IV I use has done well on game out to 700 yards in the field (SW Colorado). I took the time to actually read the manual and I never had a problem with it.
The optics are not as good as leica or the swaro's, but they were not intended to be to begin with. The inclinometer is a neat feature which I like and was not confusing to me
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