Any Opinions on "Newcon Optik" rangefinders?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by CB11WYO, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    So my old Nikon won't read quite far enough for me anymore...
    I was browsing around the web and the super cheap prices of these Newcon Optik rangefinders caught my eye. I'm seeing LRM 1500's and LRM 1800's for anywhere from $300 to $400 ???? Question is are they any good?

    I like the price tag, but don't want a rangefinder that acts cheap as well... :)

    Thanks...
     
  2. 747captain

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    Just ordered a 1500 and it'll be here Monday. I'll post a review.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I had a 3000 a few years back. Heavy, bulky. and like looking through a jug of milk. Large beam, large aiming reticle, needless to say I didn't own it long. I have lost count of how many Rf's I have tested over the years. I still say the best deal for a good RF start with a used Leica 1200 CRF-Y. I have picked up a few of them for around $400 shipped. Next would be the Leica 1600 CRF for $659. new.

    Good luck

    Jeff
     
  4. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    My 1500 will range the back of a semi at 1400 yards. It will also pick up a small road sign at that range. My buddy has a Zeiss Victory and they were about the same on cows, farm houses , etc. I don't think it will pick up deer much past 600. On clear days it will probably pick up bushes, rocks, etc out well past 1000 yards.

    It is a lot better than the other cheap rangefinders I've had but not as good as a Leica 1600 by any means(I've ranged rocks and trees out to 1500 with one). It is also pretty big. It takes a common 9v battery though which I think is a positive. For the money I don't think it can be beat.
     
  5. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that's got to be the most common answer I've seen as I've looked through other threads and posts: Leica

    They must have their ducks in a row :) Thanks for the input!
     
  6. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    i have the bigger one and i love it it ranges like 2500yds and does speed and elevation and all that good stuff like mentioned the beam is very wide, but i laser things around my target so it wont bother me usually when ranging i am in a hurry and like the wide beam because you wont have to be compleatly still to get a good range. I love mine.:D