Anyone use the Leica LRF 1200

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by HighKnob, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

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    Was just wanting a report of good and bad compared to the CRF. I've read that the CRF is great. Was thinking of trying to pick me one up. Seems used LRF's are going pretty reasonable. Thanks
     

  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the first ones out and still in use, been very good to me.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    I had a 1200 scan for several years. It served me very well.

    My style is a bit different than others.

    My goto style is ambush from several carefully selected shooting spots (hides). Seeing ranges are beyond 1500 yards. Shooting range is 1200 yards. This is for yotes, muley and elk. (so far no yotes have made an appearance. Many rocks have met their demise.)

    I have all year to work up range charts both hand drawn and digital photos. The 1200 is super at both ends of the day, thus the range chart. Note: range charts and drop charts are different animals.

    With the 1200 and supplemental range charts things are pretty hunky dory.

    When walk & stalk is used with the ability to see extremely long distances the 1200 comes up a bit short during bright conditions.

    All of my LR rifles will out shoot the 1200's range during most days.

    THe 1200s are going for 400 - 450 depending. Definitely a good purchase when expectations are not unreasonable.
     
  4. Augustus

    Augustus Well-Known Member

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    I had a 1200 scan for around 2-3 yrs. I considered it a decent 800 yd. rangefinder. It would range rocks and trees out to 1100 yds some of the time, I only got it to range anything at 1200 yds at night. Animals at 800 yds on flat ground was a very tricky business and rarely ever worked out. I just sold it for 300.00
     
  5. royinidaho

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    Augustus,

    Mine was a bit better than yours. 1415 yards was max under best of conditions. We have very little flat ground, where the elk and deer are, but was a tough go on the flat sage brush for yotes.

    I concur on your 800 yd assessment. There were times even on steep mountain sides that it wouldn't do even that. Never less than nearly 700 though.
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Similar to you guys. I have a rifle that will outpace my lrf. But I am hoping for a bino type soon in the size of a 10x32 with lazer like a terrapin.:D:D My binocs are 20 0z and my buddy has lieca 1600 8 oz. Why cant you get a combo unit a little lighter than that. The gevoids are 32 oz, not hanging that on my neck.
     
  7. Broz

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    I still have a CRF 1200-Y for back up. Last night I was sitting watching a dead bull elk till dark to see if anything furry came in. About 1 hr before sunset I ranged the bull at 1341 yards with the Leica 1200. Then I confirmed it with my PLRF 10. The Leica was correct, and this was over snow.

    Jeff
     
  8. Cover Dog

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    I have the 1200 scan and agree with most of the above posts. After buying the tripod mounting bracket for it my very good rangefinder became a great rangefinder. You would be surprised how small of an opening you can get the beam to go through when it is perfectly steady.
     
  9. auminer1

    auminer1 New Member

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    I also have the LRF 1200 it will consistently range animals to 700-750.
    not so much after that. The farthest I have ranged was 1060 at a rock face.