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Old 03-27-2003, 12:39 AM
 
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder

actionshooter--
I have the Wild and the Leica LRF1200... If you want portability like you had with the Bushnell, you are going to want the Leica. It is very compact and mine works well on most days out to 900-1000 yds.
If you want to range further than 1000 yds, and do it under all weather conditions, you will need to have a look at the Wild. It is a Swiss Army surplus coincidence type rangefinder that is about 3 feet long and weighs about 30#.It is selling in several places like DuetchOptik for under $500.
If you want the Leica, give Alex Roy a call at (570)220-3159--he sells the LRF1200 for $400 plus shipping.
Or you could do like I did--Get Both... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:55 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder

Right now I'm leaning to the Leica 1200, It looks like Premiere Reticle has a pretty good deal on thier compensating reticle and rangefinder combination.

Has anyone had any problems in the snow with the Leica?
Thanks for all the input.
Steve
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Old 03-28-2003, 08:21 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder

Steve,

In hunting season this year, with lots of snow on the ground, I ranged 1220yds to a pine tree, with snow on it, handheld, through the windshield of an explorer, in bright sunlight with my Leica 1200.

That was the farthest I got it to go. I had no trouble getting 1150's all over the place. I would guess that the reason it won't range farther is because of the firmware in it. It ranges 1100 or 1200 yds as fast as 25, and won't go past 1220?

For the real "Up North" guys, they may like the bushnell better because of the LCD display. If you are hunting near dusk, the LED lights up and is difficult to see past to aim the unit. Some of the Canada and Alaska guys talk about hunting when light conditions are sub-par and I could see where that would be a problem. Forget about ranging anything at night unless it has a light on it. You'll never find the thing with the LED on.

My Bushnell YP 800 would not range 400 yds in daylight. My Newcon 1500 wouldn't go past about 650. I figure, the price per yard on the Leica is far less than the competition.
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:03 AM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder

Steve i've had some problems in snow trying to obtain a reading from my 1200, but i was able to improvise and still get readings pretty well.
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:04 AM
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