Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


range finder

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-15-2007, 06:31 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: california
Posts: 362
range finder

im in need of a ranger finder that will range elk at over a 1K yards how does the leica 1200 CRF perform for deer coyotes and elk i don't want to came back in a year and buy another one any advice on the one i should get the rifle that will go along with this range finder will be a 338 EDGE 300 GR SMK's

LEN you sound like my wife shes the underwear police at my house LOL
Reply With Quote

Unread 12-15-2007, 10:57 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,497
the end all rangefinder is the Swaro and thats that on the issue. The leica 1200 crf is a great unit, small and lightweight and a great reticle. I have not ranged elk with one but past 800 yds with one i had trouble getting ranges on cattle, mostly dark cattle.

Only downfall to the swaro is that dang cheerio you have to range through!!!

Steve Elmenhorst
Third Generation Shooting Supply
"Products for shooters, by shooters"
monday-friday 8:30-5:30 CST
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2007, 12:06 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 330
Not sure how ANY of the 1200 yd units work on non-reflective targets at 1200 yds. My limited understanding is that all of them are derated for non-reflective targets.
Research your choice carefully prior to purchasing.;)
Good luck and happy new year,

Snohomish Co. Washington
NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2007, 12:41 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,088
I have a Bushnell elite 1500 that will range trees and rocks to 1680 yards in good light. I missed a shot on a 5X5 because it would not range the elk so I ranged a tree instead. The topography of the land was such that I could not tell that the elk was 75 yards back from the tree.

I now have a Swaro and a Wilde. I do not like to miss and when I spend several thousands of dollars on gasoline and permits to hunt elk, there better be a dead ellk or else things will change. Lots of things will change!

I will suggest that there is nothing that will cut through fog. I tried that for about three hours in Maryland a few weeks ago.

The Swaro is clearly a superior unit and is very nice.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2007, 01:14 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,517
I've got the Swaro Laser Guide and have had the Leica and several Bushnells. The Swaro stands alone but will NOT be able to do the ranging that you mentioned. Not only is target reflectivity a big issue but beam divergence issues could easily give you readings of objects that are not the intended target.

The Leica Geovid is still probably the best laser rangefinder of its type but the last time I checked they were getting around $2,000 for one.

Some of the non-laser rangefinders are good for 1,000 yards and beyond but I'm not interested in carrying around anything as big as a Bazooka! I stick with the Swaro for now.
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2007, 01:44 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 29

Last edited by TennVol; 05-20-2009 at 09:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2007, 08:21 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 912
+ 1 on the 10 x 42 geovids ! For all the reasons above plus the fact that they are superior when the light gets low with the 42 mm front. Trying to find an animal in the heat of battle through a 7x monocular at 700 plus is old hat.

With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: range finder
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Advice on shorter-range range finder Goofycat Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 3 01-07-2010 12:32 PM
ACI vs Range finder muleyman Long Range Hunting & Shooting 0 11-12-2009 10:28 AM
FS Range Finder hunter966 Optics For Sale 0 06-13-2009 06:20 PM
long range range finder? sniperboy Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 11 09-30-2007 06:27 PM
Range Finder? deergrunt Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 02-26-2003 07:11 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC