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Old 05-04-2011, 03:54 AM
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range finder advice

I am looking at buy a range finder and my primary use will be for gophers and deer. I can order leopold where i work so i get a prefered price so that is what i am leaning towards.

i want your opinions on reasonable price range finders that can range a gopher or rocks around the gopher out to 500.

the ones i was looking at were the 750 and the rx IV wich says can do 1500 yds. appreciate any and all input. gotta get ready for some gopher judgement days to come ;)
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:47 AM
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Re: range finder advice

Buy the furthest ranging model that you can get/afford.

I don't personally have any experience with the leupold models, but I have a bushnell 800 yd model. It will not range small targets to 800 yds, only about 500 yds.

I've also got two Leica's 1200 and 1600. Neither of them range very small things at the full advertised distance either.

Get more than you think you will need, you won't regret it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:04 PM
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Re: range finder advice

Have used several different models for the money Leica......
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:52 AM
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Re: range finder advice

+2 on the Lieca, pay once cry once.Be safe.....
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:39 PM
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Re: range finder advice

Leica CRF 1600 here, amazing peice of optics with great features.
"That which does not destroy me, has made a huge tactical error!"
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:16 PM
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Re: range finder advice

I have a Leica 1200, it is very accurate, and easy to use.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:42 AM
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Re: range finder advice

has any of you tried the scorpion optics?
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