Re: OK Guys, its time to draw the line in the sand. - I\'m ticked off.
the nikon buckmaster 800 I have will read on most days to its advertised 800. I set my gong up at 800 the other day and was getting 808, 806, 808 consistently. I have gotten elk and trees and rocks to 900yards, thats the farthest. On bad days though, it wont go much past 500-550 on coyotes in flat wheat fields when its sunny. I know what you mean about having a gun that can outshoot the rangefinders. Kinda ticks ya off when it comes to that. When you gotta a coyote sittin 500 yards and that rangefinder wont pick it up, that gets to me. But a big deer or elk is 10x worse. My uncle had the older leica 800 and it worked great, out to 800-900 yards, but he dropped it 1 time, and it never read anythign past 200 yards after that. He sent it back and they told him it was non fixable. What a bunch of crap if you ask me. They told him he could keep it, or buy the new 900 for $100 less then what they sold them for, my uncle was not a happy camper. From the sounds of everyone, it seems the swaros are by far the best for the money. Ranging capabilities out to there advertised 1500, and in most, some cases even farther. Seems like the hands down winner if you ask me. That is if you want to spend close to $900 for a rangefinder. I"m interested in how the nikon 1200 would do. I"m totally happy with my nikon 800, was thinking of selling my 800 and getting the 1200.