Originally Posted by tulku
ICAN , I think there must be something seriously wrong with your 1200 . My very old Tasco could do better than that ! Don't know about last night , but if you reran your Tests today , it was a very bright day in Upstate NY ....seems like for the first time in weeks . I always test my LRFs in those conditions because it's usually very bright on my Western Pdog hunts ....so much so , that I am always using the darkest Sunglasses I have . My poor old Eastern eyes arent used to that big yellow globe up in the sky . SBruce , you sure are lucky to be in prime Pdog Country .....I envy you !
Send it in!!
No, seriously; do send it in. My 1200 always worked fine, but my first 1600 didn't do so well. I sent it in with a very long letter (including tests that I'd done) to Leica.......2 weeks later there was a brand new unit on the UPS truck. The second one seems to do what it should. In fact, today under cloudy skies, I got a distant grassy creek bank at 1637 twice out of 4 attempts...?
I wont tell you to try it on black angus cattle though, I can't range them on sunny days wortha damn! Not with the 12 or the 16, SAM I AM!!
I've heard on good authority that the BigV will however, and will at a very long range. If you want the best money can buy, apparently there is currently no equal to the Vectronix.
Yes, it is truely grand, thank you. I too consider myself fortunate to live in/on prime LR shooting/hunting ground. I've probably fired somewhere in the neighborhood of at least 15,000 - 20,000 rounds at prarie dogs in my lifetime. Downside is (there's always a downside) that it's 90 miles by road to get a tire fixed if it's on the weekend. 40 miles by road to get groceries, beer or gas. At least 90 miles to buy ammo, guns or components. At least 90 miles to get your pickup worked on by someone that's really good, and 2 hours from any major medical facility. But I do live here by choice, and hope I never have to live the city life again. Cheers