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Old 07-10-2011, 10:19 PM
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Re: Very happy with leica so for

Well i took it to the ranch and gave it a work over. It worked a lot better than the other two. But not as good as i think it should . I got it to range out to 1730 one time on some trees but could not get it to do it again. i tried ranging a cow that was around 800-900 and never got it to work i had a deer walk out behind the cow on a hill side around 1300-1400 and it never ranged it. I ranged trees 654,864,1120,1343,1560,1603,1730 but once i tried any thing over 800-900 it took a number of tries to get it to read and some times not at all. So to say this is a top end 1600 yrd range finder is not saying much. When it works it works really fast BUT THATS WHEN IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!! So am i happy with this unit NOT REALLY cause a top end range finder should work way better than this my Swarovski did hell my leica 1200 did to. All of this was done out of my truck using the truck as a rest. I forgot my tripod but i think it should help on the long range readings. but I'm still not to happy with it.

So i guess IMO save your money and get a Swarovski
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:59 PM
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Re: Very happy with leica so for

jeff,
Before getting to locked in on your current frustrated feeling put it on the tripod and I bet it will mark that cow and deer. Please keep posting the ups and downs on that puppy.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:32 AM
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jeff,
Before getting to locked in on your current frustrated feeling put it on the tripod and I bet it will mark that cow and deer. Please keep posting the ups and downs on that puppy.
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I agree it probably will. but a top end range finder like this leica1600 should be able to nail a cow off hand using a rest at 800-900 yard that's only half of its advertised distance. Who wants to have to carry a tripod around to get a reading at only 800yrds??????????
just more reason to save for a good one. I'll be letting leica know as well. i.ll try it on a tripod to day see if it helps
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:11 AM
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I agree it probably will. but a top end range finder like this leica1600 should be able to nail a cow off hand using a rest at 800-900 yard that's only half of its advertised distance. Who wants to have to carry a tripod around to get a reading at only 800yrds??????????
just more reason to save for a good one. I'll be letting leica know as well. i.ll try it on a tripod to day see if it helps
Cow color makes all the difference!! My 1200 won't tap a black cow over 400yrds in the sun, red cow gains 200yrds. I'm bummed that the 1600 is having such a crappy time, I've borrowed a couple and hitting elk in the evening at 1600yrds plus was not hard, hit a small pine tree at just short of 2000yrds of hand but braced up well and it would range about 50% of tries, anything under 1400yrds was 100%.
I'm bound and determined to get the Vectronix and not waste anymore money on range finders.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:04 PM
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I'm bound and determined to get the Vectronix and not waste anymore money on range finders.
Yes, The PLRF10 has no excuses. And the price is looking like a better deal all the time. The more I read about what people (including myself) went thrugh to get one to work past 1000 the happier I am I cleaned out the gun safe and sold stuff off to buy a Vectronix.

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:30 PM
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Cow color makes all the difference!! My 1200 won't tap a black cow over 400yrds in the sun, red cow gains 200yrds. I'm bummed that the 1600 is having such a crappy time, I've borrowed a couple and hitting elk in the evening at 1600yrds plus was not hard, hit a small pine tree at just short of 2000yrds of hand but braced up well and it would range about 50% of tries, anything under 1400yrds was 100%.
I'm bound and determined to get the Vectronix and not waste anymore money on range finders.
The cow was a dark red but at 800 the dam thing should work every time. i give up on range finders. my next one will be a Vectronix PLRF10. But i fill leica has really dropped the ball on this one. I main three of them and the last one hand picked and it won't range a cow at half of its advertised working distance is bull crap. i sent a long email back to the guy i was talking to but i bet i don't here another thing being it did range out to 1700 plus. Guess I'll try it on the tripod and if it works OK then ill keep it and save up for a Vectronix PLRF10. Because all of the other stuff setting in the safe is useless with out a good range finder.
o well that's the way it goes but leica will not ever see another dollar of my money

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:46 PM
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Sorry to hear that the 3rd Leica didn't perform better. I think I've read enough. Guess I'll give up on getting an improved CRF 1600. At this point I feel pretty fortunate that my Swaro ranges well enough for my uses.

Here's an idea; Maybe if we took two Leica CRF 1600s and crossed the beams like on the movie Ghostbusters, we could synergistically amplify the beams and get the advertised 1600 meters. Then all we’d need is to embrace the buddy system – a buddy with a CRF 1600 on every hunt!

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