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Rangefinder - Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:55 AM
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Rangefinder - Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

Looking to get a rangefinder for some long range shooting/hunting. What would you guys recommend, the Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

I know there are some new ones like the G7, just not really looking to spend $1000+ on something.

Or any other suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:51 PM
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Re: Rangefinder - Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

I had the laser guide and a buddy had the Leica. They were both great. We found the swaro to range a little more consistantly and a little farther out. The swaro doesn't give angles though. I don't recall if the Leica did or not. You also get a great 8x monocular in the swaro.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: Rangefinder - Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

I have the leica 1600. It does have the incline correction you can turn on and off. I like it and it does do 1600 yards. I dont know what the swaro goes for but I think you cant go wrong with either.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:49 AM
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Re: Rangefinder - Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

This reading will prove helpful.

Rangefinder Field Test: Swarovski 8x30 Laser Guide Vs. Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaster

A few of the early 1600's had an issue and weren't ranging as far as they should but all of the recent ones including my personal unit will range well over 1600 yards. It would be my choice over the Swaro.

HTH,

Scot E.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: Rangefinder - Leica CRF1600 or Swarovski Laser Guide?

I have both.My Swarovski will out range my leica 1600. The Leica DID NOT WORK AT FIRST HAD TO GET IT REPLACED . It does not like real cold -10 it would not read. The Swarovski would. But they donot like bright sun so i just got a Vectronix PLRF-05 IT LOVES THE SUN. Joe
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