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New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

 
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:19 PM
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New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

Hey guys, I've been reading a lot about the new Leupold RX 1500 Range finder. It sounds really good with the angel range finding capability. Is anyone, on this site, using this range finder. I believe the price is around $450 to $550.

I've owned the Swaro 8x30 Laser Guided 1500 Range finder and it was awesome. I've also owned a pair of Busnell 1000 Yardage pro and they were good. Can you guys give me a comparison between the above mentioned range finders. I 've heard, from some, that the Leupolds are really good, however, I would like to here from people on this site. I am going to need a range finder, I just don't want to pay $889 for them. The Bushnell, I owned, worked well out to 1000 yards, and I only paid about $350.00. I wish I would have kept those. I am thinking about buying them again. However, if the Leupolds are as good as I am hearing, I will spend a little extra.

Jake
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:53 PM
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Re: New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

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Old 04-11-2007, 08:36 PM
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Re: New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

It is a piece of [censored]!!! Excuse My language but it is. Don't even look at one there garbage. I had 2 rx 4's and I was luck to get them to 900 yards reflective. And the glass oh how horrible it was. Sort of like looking through a coke bottle. Don't think I'm joking I'm not. I guess this is what you get when you farm stuff out to china. Shame on you leupold. I love your scopes but the rangfinders are junk.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:50 PM
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Re: New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

lm,
My RX-IV fared better than your two in it's abiity to range. I easily ranged beyond 1K on high reflectivity objects. And it did fine in the field in the 700+ yard range. MAybe some further but we didn't write it down. We were hunting elk and deer and we had both the Swaro and the Leupold.
Optics, yes defintely lower than Leica or Swaro's.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:08 PM
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Re: New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

wildcat,
We have had discussions before about rifle scopes, you live in Nightforce myopia and I live in Leupold myopia. with that said linksmechanic hit the nail on the head, there rangefinders are an embarrassment to the proud Leupold tradition. for some of the ranges you are planning to shoot with your new rifles the Swaro is the only laser you should look at, for ranges past laser pick up a WILD before they are all gone.
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:18 PM
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Re: New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

Maybe, I will just go with the Swaro. I've had one before and it was awesome. I just would like to find a decent rangefinder for a decent price but it looks like I am going to be spending $889.00 for the Swaro's.

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Old 04-13-2007, 04:16 AM
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Re: New Leupold RX 1500 Range finder

Wildcat if you want to range things to 1k and beyond go with the Swaro.
Contact Bill Bailey or Lerch as they had Swaro just a pinch over $800 shipped when I got mine.
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