Re: range finder for the money
The desired range will determine cost, for the most part.
Smallest beam practicable is the next consideration.
One desires to range what one desires to range not stuff all around it.
Leica 1200 would come in under your desires, but you'd miss at a reasonable cost.
Leica 1600 would most probably meet your desires under all except the very worse conditions.
After those two, you're adding zeros to the left of the decimal point quite rapidly.
It's your decision, time, money and results.
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