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Range Finder dilema.

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:13 PM
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Range Finder dilema.

I just built my Long Range Rifle and I own a Bushnell 1000 arc rangefinder. I now have the problem that it only ranges out to 450yds so started to look for a new device.
I'm trying to decide if I should get the Zeiss Victory 8X27 T* PRF or the Lieica CRF 1600.
I've read some great reviews about the ballistic program on the Leica CRF 1600b, but feel I'll still need the Kestrel for wind measurement so not really considering it unless someone gives me a very good reason to spend the extra bucks.

Which device can range farther?? Which one is more accurate??
With my particular rifle and scope combo I can shoot out to 1600yds-1700yds even if I set a 200yds zero at the bottom of the elevation adjustment. Maybe I'll change the scope next year for something with a little more elevation adjustemt. Right now I have a SIII 8-32X56
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:16 PM
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Re: Range Finder dilema.

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Which device can range farther?? Which one is more accurate??
Out of the two you mentioned go with the Leica for more distance and precision readings. If it is in your budget go Vectronix.

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:18 PM
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Out of the two you mentioned go with the Leica for more distance and precision readings. If it is in your budget go Vectronix.

Jeff
Do you know what can I expect from de Zeiss?? About how far will I be able to range deer for example??
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Do you know what can I expect from de Zeiss?? About how far will I be able to range deer for example??
With the large beam divergence of the zeiss you will need to be careful and sort out the mis-ranges on brush or whatever is close to the target. But I think it would get you to 1000 in full light ok most of the time. Again it does not have my trust.

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Re: Range Finder dilema.

Ok. I was trying to save some cash and the guy @ the retail store recommended the Victory so I was a little excited about getting a great Rangefinder at a lower cost. I think I'll stick to the leica and see what happens.

Is there a real advantage on buying the 1600b over the 1600??
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Is there a real advantage on buying the 1600b over the 1600??
That will depend on your personal use. I only use my Rf's for an accurate distance reading as I use a seperate program for dial ups. So the 1600b would not do me any more than the 1600.

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Re: Range Finder dilema.

Interesting comment on the ARC1000. Mine ranges out to 1000 plus without any issue and compares side by side distance wse, with the Leupy my partner has.

Batteries weak per chance?

Mine was a gift from the wife, so it basically cost me nothing (monetarily).....
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