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Old 10-13-2003, 12:52 PM
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newcom rangefinders??

Saw these on midways site and wonder if anyone has any knowledge or experience with them??


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Old 10-13-2003, 02:26 PM
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Re: newcom rangefinders??

I use a Newcon 1500. Under most hunting situations it ranges fine up to 700 yards if holding steady. Used it this weekend on elk mornings and evenings and cattle during the day to validate.
It will range trees, rocks and larger more reflective items out to 1000. Buildings up to 1600 yards.

I do not like the size of it. I compare it to the Leica and prefer the size of the Leica models over the Newcon for size.

As the cost is anywhere from 50 to 150 more for the Leica (depending on model), the Newcon is in my opinion better than the Nikon / Bushnell, but the Leica models are really the way to go.
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:41 PM
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Re: newcom rangefinders??

thanks QH
I was looking at the 1200 hoping it would range deer to at least 600. Has anyone tried one of these models??
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Re: newcom rangefinders??

Flopduster

I purchased a 1200 from Midway last month, its not as good as a Lica! It would not range past 600 at all, tried it in all conditions, midway refunded the money.
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Re: newcom rangefinders??

Opps it was a 1500 not a 1200.
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Old 10-13-2003, 04:50 PM
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Re: newcom rangefinders??

While I have no doubts about the ability of mine to range elk at 600 yards, I would advise the Leica over the Newcon.
Go to http://www.samplelist.com/ and you can get a Leica 800 for a similar price. Otherwise, go on ebay and get a good Leica 1200 for $350.
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Re: newcom rangefinders??

Buy the Leica, It Outperformed my buddys $1200.00 unit. I have gotten readings out to 1500 yards in perfect conditions.
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