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Which Rangefinder

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Unread 06-28-2014, 08:01 AM
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Which Rangefinder

Hi Everyone, i'm kinda new here so, pardon asking a question that has already been asked. I am looking to get a rangefinder and i'm blown away by the choices. I'd love to get one that can accurately range targets up to 800 yards, and deer the same or close to it. I'd love to find one around $500-$600 if possible. I don't have to be completely stuck to that price range, but hopefully it works out that way. The main thing i want is a quality optic with a good reputation. I see the Leica name mentioned, and am curious of those but don't know much about them. I do have some Leupold equipment and they have served me very well, but i don't know much about their range finders. Any info. that cane be shared would greatly be appreciated. Thanks everyone. cheers, hvychev77
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    Unread 06-28-2014, 08:38 AM
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    Re: Which Rangefinder

    Stay away from any Leupold RF. Best bang for the buck would be a Leica 1600 CRF. You could even find a used one in your price range if your patient. Also the older Leica 1200 CRF would easily fill your requests.

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    Unread 06-28-2014, 09:30 AM
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    How are the Leica's in regards to quality and customer service? Leica seems to be a re-occuring name the more research I do. They sound like they're pretty solid.

    thanks,
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    Unread 06-28-2014, 09:44 AM
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    Re: Which Rangefinder

    hvychev77

    I've had several range finders but wasn't happy until I got my Leica 1600 which will range a deer to 1,000 yards.
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    Unread 06-28-2014, 01:43 PM
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    Right on, thanks guys. Looks like the Leica will do everything I want it to. I'll be using it to do some long range target shooting with as well as some hunting.
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    Unread 06-29-2014, 05:58 AM
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    Re: Which Rangefinder

    I have the Zeiss PRF 8x26.

    I have ranged groundhogs to 650 yds. and deer to 1200 with respectable accuracy.

    The 8x optics are so good that I often glass with it instead of dragging binos with for groundhogs.
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    Unread 06-29-2014, 10:04 AM
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    As for customer service, I had a Leica 1200 CRF that developed an odd haze on the inside of the glass. It was outside of the warranty period but I sent it in to have it repaired anyway. A week later UPS delivered me a brand new unit. No questions asked.
    I don't post much but when I receive service like that I feel it is my duty to let others know.

    Jeff
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