Re: New Leica LRF 1200 "SCAN"
The 1200 I was sent to try out, was VERY disapointing to say the least.
It would not range over 750 yards on the day I tried to test it and it barely ranged that yardage. I used the thing in sunlight and overcast conditions ranging into one or two of the mountains surrounding Driftwood from my porch. It did not do very well at all with or without the use of a tripod and changing batteries two times.
I sent it back to the distributer after trying it for one solid day. At short ranges up to 500 yards or so, it worked fine. It began to get weaker it seemed as you went out past 500 yards and you would have to press the button two or three times at the same target to get a reading.
If your going to shoot inside of 650 yards, i might trust one, but further then that, I would not. As a matter of fact, it took several button hits to get the 750 yard range. My old optical Barr and Stroud or Wild would be MUCH better for me then the 1200 that I tested.
I guess the Military lasers have ruined me.
As an add on here, it was not the "scan" model I tested. If Leica has not added more power to their new scan models, I would have NO use for one of them. They have to be "much" more powerful from what I have seen from their first 1200 model.
[ 02-23-2003: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]