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Old 06-04-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

I have range objects beyond 1900 yards with my Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600,



however, accuracy is ...

~ + or - 1 yard up to 500 yards

~ + or - 2 yards up to 1000 yards

~ + or - 5% over 1000 yards
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

+/- 5% over 1K................Holy cow. Is this unique to the leica or is this common.
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

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+/- 5% over 1K................Holy cow. Is this unique to the leica or is this common.
Not sure but that's what my instruction manual says ...



Swaro claims ...

3.6. Accuracy
Accuracy is typically ± 1 m/1 yd, both for individual
measurements and also in scan mode. With
large distances and poor targets the measuring
accuracy increases to ± 2 m/2 yds.

Bushnell Elite 1500 claims ...

RANGING ACCURACY
The ranging accuracy of the ELITE® 1500 is plus or minus one yard / meter under most circumstances. The
maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The maximum distance for most
objects is 1000 yards / 914 meters while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1500 yards / 1373 meters.
Note: You will get both longer and shorter maximum distances depending on the reflective properties of the particular
target and the environmental conditions at the time the distance of an object is being measured

Terrapin claims + or - 3 meters @ 2400 meters.

Seems to me that Leica's accuracy claim is more realistic ... but I'm no expert.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:45 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

That is .5% not 5%. The Europeans use commas instead of periods, like we do, for a lot of things. So at over 1000yds that would be 5 yds.
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That is .5% not 5%. The Europeans use commas instead of periods, like we do, for a lot of things. So at over 1000yds that would be 5 yds.
Whew, that's much better ... thanks for the clarification.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:40 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

The leicas are down to 625 or something and I had one i could get out to 2000 in right light. My Bushnell 1600 is heck of deal and have gotten past the 1600 mark. I try to get everyone i know to buy one. Hands down my Vectronix Terrapin is the best. One night i ranged some trees at 3300 several times and no misses. The problem is its about 1800 on group buys. You will never be sorry buying this rangefinder. They continue to come down in price but it depends on how long you can wait. Leica has a new Leica 1600-B CRF out this June. Don't know specs on it but might be worth looking into and waiting and see how they are.

Save your pennies if you can and go Vectronix.
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

With nothing coming close, the best I have ever used is the Leica Viper. We use them in the Air Force and would consistently range to over 6 miles easily. The coolest thing you can do with these is attach the mil GPS, range your target and it will give you the GPS coordinates of that target. It gives you the angle up or down and also the direction in Magnetic north towards your target. I ordered a pair for my section in 2003 and used to take them hunting to "stay proficient" with their use.
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