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Old 10-10-2013, 01:05 PM
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Leica 1600-b

I am looking for a Leica 1600-b rangefinder. Would also consider a G7. Has anyone ever used the leica 1600-b ballistic tables for a 300 win mag? Thanks for looking.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: Leica 1600-b

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I am looking for a Leica 1600-b rangefinder. Would also consider a G7. Has anyone ever used the leica 1600-b ballistic tables for a 300 win mag? Thanks for looking.
I'm in the same boat. Would like some input on both of those rangefinders. I also shoot a couple 300 Win mags. Can't decide between the 1600-B & the G7. Currently leaning towards the BR2. Thanks
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:50 PM
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Re: Leica 1600-b

If you want a laser RF strictly to use the ballistic app inside it, the G7 has a far more advanced internal app.

If you are willing to use the Rangefinder just to range, and maybe get baro , temp and shot angle to input into a phone app. The Leica is a very good choice and has a more precise beam.

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:30 PM
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Re: Leica 1600-b

Thanks Jeff,

It seems possible to overcome the wider beam divergence of the G7 if one knows how to use the mode functions. If folks here are discovering otherwise I would like to hear about it. I have read all the reviews I can find, but still have reservations on both.

Ryan
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: Leica 1600-b

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Thanks Jeff,

It seems possible to overcome the wider beam divergence of the G7 if one knows how to use the mode functions. If folks here are discovering otherwise I would like to hear about it. I have read all the reviews I can find, but still have reservations on both.

Ryan
Ryan, it sure can be overcome in most cases. I set it up to fail and it did twice for me. The near / far mode did not fix the problem. One case was not far, like 600 yards and the difference in the reported distance and the real distance was only a difference in impact of 3". But the other was out about 950 and would have been a complete miss. Those distances are close, I am going off memory here.

I always recommend starting over the game and work down if there is any doubt. That helps, along with a steady rest like a rear bag tossed on top the scope while prone, works pretty good.

Jeff
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Leica 1600-b

I have the Leica 1600-b and love it for what I use it for.

I don't use the ballistics program inside of it though. I get my range temp pressure and angle and use the data in my calculator.

Very accurate with all it can do. I have range to 1955 yds on fair size rocks. Which for my hunting is more then enough for now.

Haven't used the g7 so all I can do is give you my opinion on the Leica.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:59 PM
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Dan25, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. All in good spirit and bonus btt. Thanks MT guys, go Fighting Saints!

Ryan
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