Re: Rangefinder perferences
If you don't want to spend the $3700 for the BigV, the Leica 1200 and 1600 are a more affordable option. They won't range as far, so the real question is how far do you want/or are able to shoot on a PD?
I can get PD mounds out to about 800-850 with the Leica 1600 on bright sunny days. The Leica 1200 falls short of that by 100 to 200 yds, depending on the particular mound being ranged. The swarovski unit will probably beat the Leica's on big targets, but I kinda doubt that they would on small things. They've got a bigger beam, so the reading could very easily be coming from another mound in the distance, or one closer than you are trying to get.
The guys I've seen in the past that were shooting 1000-1500 yds had staked out distances ahead of time, because back in those days we didn't have rangefinders that would go very far at all.
Aim small = Miss small
Last edited by SBruce; 03-17-2011 at 04:39 AM.