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New Leica LRF 1200 "SCAN"

 
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Old 02-23-2003, 11:26 PM
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Re: New Leica LRF 1200 "SCAN"

I hated my YP1000, two years ago I saw a 30+ in Mulie walking away from me at around 800 yards but I couldn't range it. I was so pissed, It would have been a snapshot too. But my YP1000 wouldn't range past 500 yards at the time. My Leica 1200 blows my YP1000 out of the water. I can easily range waist high brush out to 700 yards.
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Old 02-23-2003, 11:57 PM
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Re: New Leica LRF 1200 "SCAN"

I know someone with an 800 Leica, but I have not had a chance to really check out the 1200 yet. That sounds good from someone that has compared both of them for a while. I'll have to get over and compare them sometime.
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:11 AM
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Re: New Leica LRF 1200 "SCAN"

Brent,

Do you notice your YP working better at higher elevations?

Mine seems to prefer the mountains to the valleys. I don't know if the brush is just more reflective up there, or it prefers the slightly thinner air.
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Old 02-24-2003, 03:14 PM
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Re: New Leica LRF 1200 "SCAN"

Tim,

I have not had mine up real high to any degree; I mainly use it in the 100-1000 ASL range. Usually I am in the 100-200 ASL range, as I live in a BIG valley where I do most of my hunting.

Interesting though, I’ll keep it in mind when I get up high next time.

I usually have an area mapped out on paper with yardages the evening or morning before the hunt, so it isn’t as important to me to get a good reading in the mid day sun. This has screwed me before not doing so, but I always map a new area in the “optimum hour” at dawn or dusk well in advance now. The 1000-1200 yards this unit measures quickly in these conditions is plenty good enough for me at this point, my practice rarely extends past this range anyway, I just don’t have the equipment or the practice that will give me any more range than this “yet”. I will say, a Barr & Stroud would be very nice if my practice range was increased to 1500 yards and I became proficient there. Confidence in a first round kill would determine the range for me; I cannot usually see a spotter round’s impact where I hunt.

When I can get 100% hits on a 12"x12" steel plate at 1000 yards I will consider moving out beyond there, staying within the kill zone on a moose might be possible then. Right now I can stay within the kill zone on a moose at 1000 yards without any problems, but don't have the accuracy to move out any farther than that yet, wish I did but that's reality.
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