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Old 10-22-2005, 03:16 PM
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Range Finders

Gentlemen,Has any one tried the Leupold RB800 Range finder yet.Looking for an early Christmas present honestly.
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:33 PM
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Re: Range Finders

As much as love Leupy scopes, I have tell you to stay away. There are far better units out there for the same or less money.
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:51 PM
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Re: Range Finders

I haven't used the Leup rangefinder, but am the proud (new) owner of a pair of Swarowski Laser Guides. They have a very clear monocular lens, switchable bettween meters and yards, have a scan function and best of all are rated out to 1500yds.

I can verify this, ranged a sheep in a nearby field whilst at my range a couple of weeks ago, read 1544 yds, took a step forwards read 1543 yds. tried them on an electric pylon I can see from my rear bedroom, I wasn't sure if I would get a reading but I was pleased to seee a consistant 1988 yds!

Very, very happy with them and best of all, they come with a belt holster, whcih locks so you cannot drop them.

IMHO, I would give these a try before deciding on anything else.

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Old 10-24-2005, 09:07 AM
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Re: Range Finders

AndyMass2,
Thank you for your post above about the Swaro ranging a sheep @ 1500 + yards. I have been wanting to get a Swaro rangefinder but did not know how well it would do on animals. Were you holding the rangefinder freehanded or using a rest when you got the reading? How long did it take take the Swaro to get the reading on the sheep?
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:25 AM
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AndyMass2,
Thank you for your post above about the Swaro ranging a sheep @ 1500 + yards. I have been wanting to get a Swaro rangefinder but did not know how well it would do on animals. Were you holding the rangefinder freehanded or using a rest when you got the reading? How long did it take take the Swaro to get the reading on the sheep?

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I was using it free hand on a breezy day, which impressed me even more at the quality of the target aquisition circuitry of this equipment. The sheep was to one side of a large flock and easily singled out with the circular "reticule" as it is quite large - I prefer it to a cross hair and as the laser beam at that distance will be covering quite a large area, I don't suppose it matters much. In answer to your question, the time from pressing the Swaro "eagle" trigger to getting a reading was about one to two seconds. I tried it a few times on various sheep that were ranging in colour from off white to quite a dirty brown colour - the Swaro gave me readings each time.

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