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Old 03-13-2014, 10:57 AM
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Need help deciding on a rangefinder

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at buying a rangefinder and can't decide what to go for. I want to use it both for bowhunting and with my rifle. As far as intended range goes I would like to be able to use it to 800-1000yards but most of the use will be well under that. I don't have a fixed budget in mind.

So far I have been looking at the Leupold RX1000 and the Leica 1000 and 1600's. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Which one is better? And anything else that I should look at?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Tris
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:25 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a rangefinder

The Leica is the best sub $1k rangefinder out there. The 1600 is what I personally bought and it is simply an amazing piece of equipment.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:18 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a rangefinder

I have the G7 and really like it.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:20 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a rangefinder

i have the leica 1000 and love it it does everything i could ask of it. and it regularly hits animals up to 1200 yards was on a cow but ive hit coyotes at 1150 with it as well
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:29 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a rangefinder

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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at buying a rangefinder and can't decide what to go for. I want to use it both for bowhunting and with my rifle. As far as intended range goes I would like to be able to use it to 800-1000yards but most of the use will be well under that. I don't have a fixed budget in mind.

So far I have been looking at the Leupold RX1000 and the Leica 1000 and 1600's. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Which one is better? And anything else that I should look at?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Tris
Don't waste your time or money on any of the rangefinders that are only rated to 1,000 yards. For the distance your would like to use them for go with Leica 1600, G7 or a Terrapin. The others will disapoint.

There are a multitude of threads on rangefinders. The search function will assist you with that.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:55 AM
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Re: Need help deciding on a rangefinder

forget the leupold 100 it's more like a 700 but thats on a cloudy day and the glass is more like looking through glad wrap sold mine in about 3 months .

then got a ziess prf and wow the glass is good and it ranged deer out to 1100
but was difficult and thanks to the good people here i found out it was the big
beam divergence.

so my leica 1600b should be here today or tomorrow .

hope this helps.

cheers D
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