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Unread 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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    Unread 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.

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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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.
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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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