2 part question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by lefty15, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    My buddy and I both want to get range finders, and also spotting scopes.
    We both have a $400.00 limit each, so $800.00 for the set.
    What would you guys recommend for this price range?
  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Don't know anything about spotting scopes but as for range finders, I would look strongly at Nikon 1200. It has ranging ability fairly comparable to Leica but the glass isn't nearly as bright. I have heard good things about Newcon's 2000 yard one too. If you would like to go used, try a Leica LRF 1200, on ebay.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    I have a Nikon XL-II 16X48 spotter and it serves me well even at both ends of the day.

    I also use a Leica 1200 Scan LRF. It serves me well also. I especially like the aiming square which is small and accurate and about the right size for aiming through trees etc. You don't want a range finder that ranges the whole hill instead of the chuck or deer that's going to be your target.

    The secret to extending the use of the LRF is development of a good range chart when the light is right for use when the sun messes up the LRF's ranging ability.