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Old 03-17-2011, 03:44 PM
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Re: Rangefinder perferences

I had my LRF 1200 out last night and it will go 1200 yards on a road sign no issues but on anything non reflective I could not get a read palst 350 it was ******* me off
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:02 PM
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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 !

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Old 03-18-2011, 01:21 AM
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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 !
ICANHITHIMMAN,

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.

tulku,

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
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:23 AM
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Maybe I will send it in. Did you just box it up and mail it or did you call first? It is very inconsistant to say the least.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:36 AM
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Re: Rangefinder perferences

I have a bushnell ARC and just bought the Swaro. The bushnell wouldn't get past 600 but has some really nice extra features. I had a really tough time decided between the leica and the Swaro. The leica has temp, altitude, and baro which would be very useful and is amazingly small. I went with the Swaro because the glass is good enough for quick looks and makes finding a target much easier. It also has a threaded mount for a tripod where the leica takes an extra adapter. If you are ranging far you will want to throw it on a tripod.

Just some things to consider.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:38 PM
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Maybe I will send it in. Did you just box it up and mail it or did you call first? It is very inconsistant to say the least.
I sent an e-mail describing all the tests I'd done, and how miserably it failed them. All testing was done side/side with my older LRF 1200, which is no longer made/offered. I called too, the next day. She said "sent it back to us".

I just put it back into the original box, and sent it FedEx. The address and phone numbers and e-mail are in the instruction manual.

I didn't hear what the problem was, but they sent me a brand new one?, so I guess it really doesn't matter.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:41 PM
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Ican , don't feel bad about the Leica . My first variety Leica 1200 Scan was fine from the start . However , I had to send back two Swaros before I got a good one . There were no Swaro fixit facilities in the US ( when I bought it ) , they just kept sending me a new one . I would suggest you identify your Leica ( Serial No. etc . ) , so you know what you are getting in return .
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