Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #36  
Old 03-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 23
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

Zeiss PRF is one outstanding rangefinder.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 03-23-2011, 06:40 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NC mountains
Posts: 508
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

Well, I had been moderately satisfied with my Bushnell Elite 1500 until I went shooting this weekend with a friend who brought along his Swarovski. My Bushnell would read the same numbers as his when ranging steel targets at just under 600 yards. Mine would actually give the range a little faster. When we moved to 1033 yards it was a whole different ballgame. His would range every single time. He could even range the upper end of the field (nothing reflective there, just trees and grass) and get numbers around 1300 yards. My Bushnell never even gave me a reading on the steel targets. I couldn't get anything even with sitting down and holding it as still as possible. He actually borrowed my Bushnell for a few days and played with it, then decided on the Swarovski. I really don't want to have to spend more money, because my wife will kill me. But, honestly, I am thinking of selling the Bushnell and getting something different. I think that if 600 yards is the limit, then the Bushnell is fine. Go past that and I start getting very frustrated. Like I said, my friends Swaro was getting ranges without the need of a reflective object. Mine would need a mirror past 800 yards I believe to get a decent repeatable reading. Since there are not too many times that you see a deer standing next to a street sign, I think the Bushnell is history for me.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-23-2013, 09:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

Hi guys,



I could use your expertise. I am new to long range shooting and the LRH site. I now need a rangefinder that can match my gun's capability. Like many, I don't have unlimited funds to spend so I am trying to get the most for my money. I am looking for a rangefinder to accurately range elk out to 1000 yards consistently under a variety of hunting conditions, but I don't plan on taking shots beyond 600 to 700 yards. My question is two-fold
  1. Is anyone familiar with the Newcon LRM 1200 or the new 1800 and 2200 models?
  2. Is the Bushnell 1500 going to meet my needs?
I will pay for quality. I just don't want to pay big dollars and not receive a big performance in return. I appreciate your recommendations!

Last edited by Rookie Marksman; 05-23-2013 at 10:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 05-24-2013, 08:20 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,211
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

...
__________________
Build a man a fire and you heat him for a day.
Set him on fire and you heat him for life.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.

Last edited by Hired Gun; 05-24-2013 at 09:58 AM. Reason: 6 year old thread
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 05-24-2013, 09:46 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,764
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rookie Marksman View Post
Hi guys,




I could use your expertise. I am new to long range shooting and the LRH site. I now need a rangefinder that can match my gun's capability. Like many, I don't have unlimited funds to spend so I am trying to get the most for my money. I am looking for a rangefinder to accurately range elk out to 1000 yards consistently under a variety of hunting conditions, but I don't plan on taking shots beyond 600 to 700 yards. My question is two-fold
  1. Is anyone familiar with the Newcon LRM 1200 or the new 1800 and 2200 models?
  2. Is the Bushnell 1500 going to meet my needs?
I will pay for quality. I just don't want to pay big dollars and not receive a big performance in return. I appreciate your recommendations!
Just a word of caution for anyone reading this thread. The majority of the info is from 2007. There has been scads of changes and technology if laser RF's since then.

For the best bang for the buck today in 2013, I would go with a Leica 1600 CRF. I have tested many many RF's and when you look at the combination of enough laser strength and a small enough beam divergence to actually be on what you are trying to range at 1000 the Leica is a hands down winner for the under $1000 club. Just because you get a number fast it does not mean a RF is not grabbing something more reflective before or after the intended target. Trust me on this I have seen many top brands fail.

As for the Newcon, well I have not tested the recent units in the last few years. But when I did test a couple before the glass was comparative to milk and the aiming reticle was like throwing a net. Not precise at all and a large reticle with a large beam divergence will get you in trouble. That is why I tossed the Swaro's, they will lie to ya and they did it to me at a very bad time.

So, some things to watch for is a beam that is quite a bit smaller than 6 feet at 1000 yards, and a small aiming reticle. Leica has both. Swaro, Zeiss, Newcon or Bushnel do not.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 05-24-2013, 10:29 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

Thanks for the guidance Jeff! I am learning a ton from you guys.
Tom
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 05-24-2013, 10:21 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 4,523
Re: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Just a word of caution for anyone reading this thread. The majority of the info is from 2007. There has been scads of changes and technology if laser RF's since then.

For the best bang for the buck today in 2013, I would go with a Leica 1600 CRF. I have tested many many RF's and when you look at the combination of enough laser strength and a small enough beam divergence to actually be on what you are trying to range at 1000 the Leica is a hands down winner for the under $1000 club. Just because you get a number fast it does not mean a RF is not grabbing something more reflective before or after the intended target. Trust me on this I have seen many top brands fail.

As for the Newcon, well I have not tested the recent units in the last few years. But when I did test a couple before the glass was comparative to milk and the aiming reticle was like throwing a net. Not precise at all and a large reticle with a large beam divergence will get you in trouble. That is why I tossed the Swaro's, they will lie to ya and they did it to me at a very bad time.

So, some things to watch for is a beam that is quite a bit smaller than 6 feet at 1000 yards, and a small aiming reticle. Leica has both. Swaro, Zeiss, Newcon or Bushnel do not.

Jeff
__________________

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.



"I am always proud of my country!"

"Leadership Rule #2: Don't be an @zzhole." - Maj Gen Burton Field.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best laser range finder good to 1000 yards on game Marine sniper Long Range Hunting & Shooting 26 06-30-2013 07:43 AM
WTS: Leupold RX-1000 range finder gose Optics For Sale 0 03-28-2011 05:18 PM
**SOLD**Nikon 800 yard range finder $200 Shipped rangertmldr Optics For Sale 3 06-05-2010 08:02 PM
Whats a good 300 yard group 7ultra Reloading 5 10-03-2005 10:56 PM
FS 1000-Yard Yardage Pro Laser Range finder Guns For Sale 0 04-07-2005 05:46 AM

Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 8.04%
359 Votes
1 - 2.78%
124 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.60%
652 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.38%
910 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.87%
664 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.65%
386 Votes
10 or more - 30.68%
1,370 Vote
Total Votes: 4,465
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC