Re: Very happy with leica so for
I've been able to say that my 2nd 1600 works as it should (based on using a 1200 for about 7 years prior). However, I can't get black cattle very far at all either, especially in bright sunlight. Leica knows that dark round objects in bright light don't reflect back the beam, they mention all those parameters in the owners manual. They say they wont range as far in bright light, round objects, angled objects, dark objects, non-reflective objects ect.
I am guessing that if we want to range cattle at 1000, then we need the Vectronix........I haven't heard if Swarovski will do it or not.?
I agree with BignGreen, cattle absorb the laser like a sponge!! I couldn't get angus heifers at 600 yds off of sandbags, but I could get the flake of hay they were eating and the grass they were standing in out for a few hundred yards past that. I've gotten deer out to around 1000 +/- quite a few times, and the grass behind and in front of them also, so I am fairly certain it was hitting the deer. Cattle are very tough to range with any rangefinder I've ever owned...2 Bushnells and 3 Leicas now.
I hope that as you play around with it more, you will feel better about it. All rangefinders I've had only work to the maximum advertised distance on Reflective targets, IME they only go 1/2 to 3/4 on "normal" small natural objects. I believe the big V is rated for 3500 or 4000 yds (something like that). But I kinda doubt it will range angus cattle at 2000 yds.? I'd be interested to hear if it would or not, or hopefully I'll find out first hand in October.
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Last edited by SBruce; 07-11-2011 at 09:03 PM.