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Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

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Unread 03-23-2009, 09:28 PM
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Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

I never had a rangefinder before debating the leica 1200 or Bushnell 1500. Leica is 599.00 Bushnell 1500 345.00. Is the 254.00 difference worth it? Will i be able to see the difference? Thanks,
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    Re: Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

    ONe of the most noticeable differences is the light gathering capability and the clarity of the optics. I haven't used a bushnell much but I own a leica. The leica has very very nice glass. I believe the ranging ability is slightly better in the leica.
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    Re: Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

    Leica...worth every penny.
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    I agree the Leica is worth the extra money.
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    Re: Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

    I have a leica 1200 older model gave $500 for mine at bass pro shop. Around 5 years ago good glass and has never gave me a problem except around 1000 to 1200 yrds it's a little sensitive.
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    Re: Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

    Of the two you mention definitely go with the Leica 1200, preferably one with the scan function which greatly improves your chances of getting a good mearuremnt near the limit of the unit. If you expect to shoot over 1200 yards (1500 yards and maybe a mile off of cooperative targets. ) consider the Swarovsiki guide. It's heaver than the Leica and more expensive but still reasonable. It also has good optics to use as for spotting.
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    Re: Rangefinders- Leica or Bushnell

    I had a bushnell scout before I bought my leica 1200. My buddies swaro will out range my leica, but the small compact package is far better in my opinion than the larger rangefinders especially if you are planning on using it bow hunting.


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