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Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

 
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:06 AM
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I bought the Busnell without ARC. I could not get it to range on rocks or signs beyond 1000 yds reliably. I did get it to range the side of a white painted barn at 1090 yards one afternoon, but that was it.

However, everything 900 yards and below it seemed very repeatable, deer, rocks, automobiles etc...

FWIW. I sold it on ebay after one season, I was expecting it to actually work out past 1200 yards on SOMETHING...
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:14 AM
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I was expecting it to actually work out past 1200 yards on SOMETHING...
An unrealistic expectation for any of the 1200s of any brand except the Swaro.

I take my Leica 1200 out at dawn and she's good for 1200 99% or the time. As the sky gets brighter continues to fall off until when the sun is directly on the opposite side she's solid 800.

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Old 09-11-2007, 05:32 PM
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I also would throw the Nikon Monarch 1200 in the mix. I have ranged big trees to 1300yds. I still think it is a bit hard to get a reading over 800 yards.

On another note, I tried the Swaro and it took forever to get a reading and was easily tricked by close object just outside the aiming reticle. I didn't like that at all.

Last, I don't see the Leica 1200 LRF here. It is said to be as good as the CRF, but easier to hold still. Anybody, who has used a range finder much knows this is key to ranging over 600 yards.

I would also highly reccomend scan mode. sometimes that is the only way to get a reading in my experience over 800 yards.

As for brush mode, rain mode, ARC, I can do without these. It is said that these modes are for rangefinders which do not have a narrow beam divergence.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:06 AM
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I just picked up a Leica 1200 CRF a couple of weeks ago. I had researched the last three months on which one to get. The only one I did not test was the Newcon. I like the fact of the compactibility of being able to carry it in my shirt pocket. Glass and digital read out are very clear even in low light. The bushnell readout is to hard to read in low light. I found you would have to "shoot" the target, and then hold it up to the skyline to read it.
I think for the price, the Leica CRF 1200 is hard to beat.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:57 PM
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Another one with Newcon 2000Pro,,,Ranged everything i wanted at 1000-1200!!
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Smitty, will it range to 1200 or past in bright sunlight? how far can you get readings on an overcast day, trees and such.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:40 PM
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Smitty, will it range to 1200 or past in bright sunlight? how far can you get readings on an overcast day, trees and such.
Dave,

Those suckers seem to reach way out there. Beyond the Leica 1200 LRF in most cases, from what I've heard.
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