I have used a Nikon Buckmaster 800 since March 2001. It was great when I first got it but has frustrated me a lot. I think I ranged something past 800yds (reflective) once or twice and was amazed. It is/was so flakey when I groundhog hunted in Va. I would draw the fields in a tablet and range landmarks (bushes, stumps, etc.,) and label the yardage on them. Not the most dependable, repeatable RF out there.
Just last week I took ownership of a Leica Rangemster CRF 1600-B. Wow! What a gem. A day or two later, I ranged a small herd of deer just past the end of legal shooting at 887yds! I smirked and laughed out loud as I drove off saying, "somebodies gonna be in trouble next hunting season". I'm ranging houses past 1600yds.
It has a ballistic feature that I'm not 100% sure about. Seems to be close on objects out to 500yds, but "clicks" don't match up past that. That is if I'm doing/figuring it right. I think it's giving me "clicks" and I have it set for 1/4. I use MOA on my rifles so I devide the number the Leica gives me by 4 (four clicks per MOA) and bounce that off my drop charts. Which the charts are computer generated from JBM and are for a apecific day with its own temp, BP, Humidity, etc. Anyway, I'll finger it out. JohnnyK.
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