Re: newcon 1500,leica 1200,or bushnell elite 1500
No field experience with the Newcon. Have heard pros and cons. I think the cons out way any of the pros.
Have field experience with the Bushnell and Leica 1200 Scan, the square one.
Hands down its the Leica. Accuracy, distance, smaller target area are all in the Leica's favor. I did a bit of a personal test over several days in the hills. It was great for ranging back into the trees as long as the sighting square would fit w/in the opening between trees. One spot showed a distance of 95 yards into the trees and was repeatable.
I suppose as with all of them, fresh batteries are a plus.