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Old 07-03-2011, 12:51 AM
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Re: Very happy with leica so for

Jeff,

The secret to getting 1800 yds is wearing a shirt with a Leica emblem on it...
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Jeff,

The secret to getting 1800 yds is wearing a shirt with a Leica emblem on it...
Ok! phorwath, that's mean... I think you're right though...
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Can you send me a Leica shirt or do you have to try them out first at store.
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Jeff,

The secret to getting 1800 yds is wearing a shirt with a Leica emblem on it...

There is probably some truth to that.

I am very frustrated with hearing all this inconsistsncy in the 1600 unit. It frustrates me because I KNOW the smaller Leica beam is something we all need at one time or another. The QC of these RF's need to be tightened up alot. Remember,,, I had to send my Swaro 8x30 Laserguide in 3 times. It was not until the 4th unit that I got one that would not freeze up and the battery hade to be removed to get it going again. That is not something you want to happen to you when ready to fill your tag. Also, I promise you none of the 5 I owned total would range like te one you have Paul. Although I did feel that some I owned were better than others. Don't know what the variable is in RF's , but it seems the only consistancy is they all can make a good one or a bad one.

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:17 AM
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Yep it sucks for sure. I don't know what a man is to do to get a dam range finder to work right are as they say they will.
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I have been saving to upgrade my current range finder. So the money I have spent on my custom LR rifle is justified. the old o6 does just fine to 400 yrds & so does my nikon 800.
but with a rifle capable of 1400 to 1500 yards the nikon my as well be left home. I was excited when I heard about the Lieca 1600 even went to the local cabela to try one. (my buddy bought it ) last one they had @ the time.
I did get it to range some oak trees on a yellow hillside @ over 1900 but it took about 10 trys. then my friend tried the same group of trees and got a very different reading. needless to say I have been a little to sceptical to make my purchase. The plrf 10 is looking real good but the 3800.00 is far from my finacial obligations will allow @ the moment so I guess I will keep saving & waiting ,that is unless I hear lieca has the problem corrected or just decide to spend the extra 100 plus on a swarovski. But on an antelope in yellow grass the swarow didn't preform to well either where a friend with the lieca bino rangefinder combo did ? I'm lost.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:54 PM
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Yep it sucks for sure. I don't know what a man is to do to get a dam range finder to work right are as they say they will.
T3-OleMan cut to the chase. Is there a store in your area that will allow you to operate several side-by-side? And then purchase the one that out-performs? Getting a unit like that would be worth it even if it cost an extra hundred dollars more than a sight unseen from an internet site.

I purchased from Camera Land, partially because they were a LRH Forum Sponsor, partially because they had a competitive price. But they're in New York and I'm in Alaska. No way for me to test the unit prior to purchase. I talked to a young lady from CL last week and told her that if I could get one that would range farther - as some of these units are capable of - I'd rather receive an exchange than a refund. She took down a few notes for the man I may get to talk to this week. Somehow I doubt that a high volume company like Camera Land will be able to afford the time to compare my returned unit to a couple additional units from their supplies. So I'll probably just end up receiving a refund.

Here's an idea. Somebody start a business testing Leica CRF 1600s. Then re-sell the premium ones for an extra $75-$100, and return the under-performers to Leica. That would be a great service and value to the retail purchaser, as well as providing the benefit of a final QA/QC test on behalf of Leica. The best of both worlds! Or... Leica could do this prior to shipping their units out the door for final retail sale!

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