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Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

 
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:00 PM
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Good thread with different choices, but I don't see enough info, mainly preferences. Not that that is bad, but I am also in the market.

I see consideration for these 4 rangefinders:


1) Newcon 2000Pro - constant ranging at 1600 -1800yards and in special cond at past yards.

2) there is only two choices for around $800 dollars. #1 swarvoski #2 Leica 1200crf.

3) Bushnell 1500 with ARC.

I know folks that will never buy any scope other than a Leupold, and to ask him about a Swaro gets me nothing.

So my question here is back to the original point of the thread, WHY not any of these?

A) Will they all read to 1,000 yards consistently? If not then which won't?

B) Other than a personal preference for a brand, why would you pick one over another to shoot @ 1,000 yards?

thanks,

edge.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:56 PM
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Based on the features you want, and their reputation for dependabiltly. The swaro and leica have a good reputation for a reason. Why take a chance on something with a lesser reputation, spend your money once.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:25 PM
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I have a Bushnell 1500 ARC. I have ranged deer to just under 900 yards in good conditions. Ranged a stop sign at 1718 yards resting on the truck hood. I'm very happy with it as it works better than advertised.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:15 AM
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1) Newcon 2000Pro - constant ranging at 1600 -1800yards and in special cond at past yards.
2) there is only two choices for around $800 dollars. #1 swarvoski #2 Leica 1200crf.
3) Bushnell 1500 with ARC.
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The best way to go is:
1. Go to one local store and ask the seller to come with you outside to range all this 3 rangefinders.
2. range at different distances and objects with each one\
3. Pick the best one for your needs.

This is the way how I chose mine.
You can listen, and listen, and ask questions, and you will get lots of opinions, base on everybody's preferences and experience with this rangefinders.

My point of view is: for the money $500 (Newcon 2000Pro) I have a rangefinder what can range constant past 1500 yards, in any condition at the half of the swaro price.

I got side by side leica 1200 and newcon 2000pro, and I was able to range past leica's limites. Plus leica stops to range in very bright days around 1100yards, and with newcon I was able to got 1700 yards (FOR MY FRIEND DISSAPOINTMENT).
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:38 AM
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The best way to go is:
1. Go to one local store and ask the seller to come with you outside to range all this 3 rangefinders.
2. range at different distances and objects with each one\
3. Pick the best one for your needs.

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Not to argue, but your results told me more than I would learn by taking a few minutes in a side by side test. If I used them both on an overcast day I would have never known about the SUNNY day problem until it was too late.

I appreciate ALL of the replies.

edge.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:37 PM
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Not to argue, but your results told me more than I would learn by taking a few minutes in a side by side test. If I used them both on an overcast day I would have never known about the SUNNY day problem until it was too late.

I appreciate ALL of the replies.

edge.
True...
You have to setup your shooting limits. How far you can hit a "boiler room" shot by shot. If is les then 800yards than a Bushnell 1500 is perfect.
If is more then 1000 you have to get different rangefinder.
Some of them are 0.4 kg, other ar 0.2kg and small units. You have to pick the best unit for your needs, not for "show up".
JUST GET THE UNIT WHAT IS THE BEST FOR YOUR HUNTING TRIPS.

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Old 08-29-2007, 06:13 AM
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Don (longrngesupply.com) stated he used to test Bushnell 1500 Elites before he sold them and about 15 or 20% wouldn't do as advertised. If you buy one, test it right away. If it doesn't work, send it back in stating it doesn't work as advertised and hope they send you another.

The Arc feature has something to do with bullet trajectory and it will only be close, not exact.

I read somewhere else that they get a lot of returns.

I would get a Leica 1200.
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