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Old 11-03-2008, 12:18 AM
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Newcon Optik?

Have read most of the old threads on this rangefinder but could not find anything recent for information pertaining to this rangefinder? Has anybody purchased one of these lately? Obviously there not high end glass but seems they range a long way.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:18 PM
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Re: Newcon Optik?

I have a LRM 1500 and have ranged to 1165 yards. Paid $249.00 for it at Amazon . Used it hunting this year and with an overcast sky it would range consistently out to 750 yards or so. Not worth a dang in the bright sun. My shooting skills are maxed out at around 700 yards anyway so for now it works OK. When I go to upgrade will look real hard at the 2500.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:23 PM
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Re: Newcon Optik?

They aren't waterproof either. Lenses like Coke bottle bottoms.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:56 PM
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Re: Newcon Optik?

They can't be that bad!
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:54 PM
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Re: Newcon Optik?

I thought I'd developed cataracts! I am overdoing it a little. But the glass is really pretty poor compared to Leica, Swaro,... I think worse than the Bushnell 1500 Arc also.

You won't want to use them for spotting like I do with my Swaros. I commonly use my Swaros to spot game. They double as a very high quality monocular.

To be upfront, I never used the Newcons in the field. I looked at, and through, them inside a 10-acre size building at Shot Show 2007 in Orlando. That's when I decided I'd cough up the extra dough for the Swaros. I already owned a pair of Leica 1200 Scans at that time.

Be sure to read this recent Thread. There's some mention of the Newcon Rangefinders (not positive) that will be of interest to you.
swarovski vs leica

Good shopping and good luck.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:54 AM
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Re: Newcon Optik?

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information pertaining to this rangefinder? Has anybody purchased one of these lately?
Which one? That's like asking for information on "a Leupold" scope. A $50 rifleman or a $2000 VX-7? Different answer for each.
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They aren't waterproof either. Lenses like Coke bottle bottoms.
The LRB 3000 is waterproof. You've never owned one or even used one in the field? You just looked through one at a show? Which model was it?

The glass on the LRB 3000 certainly isn't up there with top binocs, but they are decent working binocs. I don't care how good the glass is, no monocular can make up for the lack of depth of field and stereoscopic view when glassing for, looking for game at medium ranges. And with a laser that beats anything short of a Vectronix....

Perfect? No. But is the generalization that everything Newcon makes is a POS accurate? Hell no.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:15 AM
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Re: Newcon Optik?

Have a 3000 and like it. Works great to 2000 yds on a tripod. Worth $1500, I did it and am happy.
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