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Review of Leupold RX4

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Old 06-09-2006, 10:41 AM
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Re: Review of Leupold RX4

GG, I see that your assesment pretty much follows my opinion of the RX4. I didn't say too much when I gave it to you so you wouldn't have a bias one way or another.

If this unit truely represents what is going to be on the shelf soon, Leupold should be very embarrassed!!! This unit is so cluttered and difficult to use, that I can't even imagine trying to use it in the heat of the moment on anyones hunts. I never got it to read past 775 yds on pretty good reflective targets. The Gizmos don't matter if you can't get a range. If this unit is defective (and I hope it is)we'll try to test a different one If the Rep is still speaking to us----7mmRHB
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:05 AM
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Re: Review of Leupold RX4

Very dissapointing to say the least. I would have expected more from Leupold. It can only get better from here.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:06 PM
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Re: Review of Leupold RX4

I don't think anyone is excited about what we have read, but I want to see a production model compared with the Leica and Swaro.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:43 PM
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Thank you very much for the informative write up. I was really looking forward to the inclinometer feature, but it seems like the package is deficient as its currently made.
I have a Leica 1200 scan model and am happy with it. It consistantly ranges to 1000 yards, optimaly reflective targets, a little further.
I will keep it and be content.

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Old 06-09-2006, 01:56 PM
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Guys, our concerns have been relayed to the Rep. and Grouper or I should be getting a call to discuss our findings. We'll let you all know about what they have to say.----7mmRHB
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:29 AM
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Re: Review of Leupold RX4

The head of marketing at Leupold has made contact with us and wants to send a unit to try with phone support from the designers to make sure we get all questions answered and the set up correct.

GG and I will let you know how it goes.---7mmRHB
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:23 AM
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Re: Review of Leupold RX4

Thanks for the review. I have a non scan Leica 1200 and I am shakey as h@LL. I can easily range 500+, if I steady up a little I can probably go to 700 max and anything further usually requires me to rest it on something. I used the tripod adapter to range an object at like 1125. For me, I never had trouble getting a bounce, I felt it was me shaking that was disrupting the return. And I have not really been impressed with the glass on the leica. It seems a little dark to me. As for leupold, they are going down hill like everybody else im sure. I bought a 12-40 spotter and had to send it back for not staying focused through out the zoom range. The scope was never out of the house and they spec a cleaning and new parts, but would not say what.
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