Originally Posted by bryceh12321
Well, I was set on Leupold's RX-IV series, but after reading some pretty harsh reviews I'm not so sure any more. What would you recommend?
Minimum Range of 1000-1500 yards
8x Magnification would sure be nice (like the leupold)
There is nothing wrong with the Leupold except the yardage advertised !!!
"None" of the rangefinders will consistently read the max advertised distance on game
even the swaro or Leica. But they will normally read better than the rest but they are
For anything over 1000 yards the Leica or the Swaro is probably the best but you wont find
one for under $500.00.
I like the Leupold's for the price and features and use it for bow hunting and rifle hunting
and most places I can hunt max range is 800 yards or less so it works very good.
Most of the bad press is pointed at the programing (A little diffacult) and this surprises me
because of all of the people using computers to predict bullet impact at different distances
but having difficulty with the Leupold programming.
I have a swaro for my long range hunting and find because of size and weight I always
pick up me Leupold unless I know that I will be faced with Very long distances (Like in
Colorado Elk hunting).
So I would recomend starting with a Leupold if you like them and you will find out that 99%
of the time it will work for you .Then if you must have a more expensive range finder and
need the extra distance get one.
Buy the way there are better range finders than the swaro or Leica but they start around
$2000.00 and go up . They are good for 2000 to 3000 yards.
The choice is still yours and if you don't want to spend $800.00+ then buy a Leupold . But if
you want/need something better go with the Leica or Swaro.
Not much help, but my opinion.
PS: I have used the Nikon's and the Bushnell's and for the money they worked well but had
the same problem as all (Would not reach advertised distance unless it was highly reflective
like a rock) and I don't shoot a lot of rocks.
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