Best Rangefinder

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mtwood24, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. mtwood24

    mtwood24 Active Member

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    I want a rangefinder that is consistently accurate ranging deer/trees out to 900-1000 yards, with an inclinometer in it. what is the rangefinder that I am looking for? Thanks!
     
  2. 42769vette

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    swarovski
    zeiss
    leica

    not nessessarly in that order
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Definatly not in that order...:D

    Jeff
     
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    ya thats just the order they popped in my head.
     
  5. extreme

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    Go with the G7-BR2 from gunwerks..It is all you will ever need.
    LEN sells them on this site..And ask him he will tell you the facts.
    I had all those others and for me and others i know ,,the G7-BR2
    is the now and the future.
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Yeah but . . . what if ya wanna practice beyond 1400 yds, then whatcha gonna do?

    That's the only reason I don't already have one. But I may cave @ any minute due to dollars.:)
     
  7. extreme

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    Re: Best Range finder

    I based my answer on the 900 to 1000 yard with a angle indicator.
    So I guess both answers are correct. Up to 1400 yards,,go with the G7 after that go with one of the others.
    I doubt most gies are are going into the long long range arena
     
  8. Greyfox

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    Another vote for the Gunwerks g7 BR2. Pricey, and perhaps more capability than you are looking for. My experience is that it is an excellent product, and well worth every penny!!!! Check out Len's review on this site.
     
  9. mtwood24

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    the leica and swaro's and zeiss don't have an inclinometer do they? how much is len selling the gunwerks for?
     
  10. Archery1973

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    The G7 reads to 2,000 yards.......only gives ballistic solutions to 1400 yards.

    I love mine......it works fantastic.
     
  11. Nimrod

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    Out of curiosity, what order would you put them in? I'm getting ready to buy a new one too and looking for about the same as the OP.

    Bob
     
  12. extreme

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    1==g7
    2==swarovski
    3==zeiss
    4==leica
    for me no.3 and 4 could go either way. I personally sold
    the zeiss and leica but still have the g7 and swarovski.
    as always it is personal preference.
     
  13. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bob, I have owned a few of the Swaro's (5) and Leica's (4) and tested the Zeiss. Here is how I rate them.

    For distance on any rock bluff or tree in low light.

    Leica and Swaro are about the same averaging in the 1800 yard range. Again this is in perfect condiions and large objects. Owning 5 of them I can tell you the swaros are not all the same and a good one will go 1900 plus a little. Again in low evening light and a huge flat surface.

    The Zeiss will follow them in the absolute distance test coming in about 1500 tops.

    For precision, pertaining to hitting small precise objects, on flat ground and in ground clutter like sage brush or going into the edge of a timber on a standing bull and not grabbing a closer object or trees behind resulting in a mis range.

    Leica ( bay far)

    Followed by Swaro and then Zeiss.

    This is directly related to the beam divergence ( beam size) of these units. Large beams will return reading easier and this will fool many users. The smaller beam units like the Leica require a solid rest but will be most likely to be hitting the object you are trying to range. The farther the distance the more this prevails and also the more a mis-range will screw you up.

    Reticle size for a precision hold on the target.

    Leica , hands down.

    Ease in seeing the reticle, Leica again.

    Shape , the Zeiss and Swaro are flat bottom units and easier to rest solid, so I will give them this one.

    Size and weight. Leica is smallest and easily fits in a pocket.

    Glass, all 3 are very good. plenty good for their magnification.

    Magnification. The Swaro wins by 1x. But I don't see this as a deciding factor for me.

    Adding all this up. It is the Leica 1600 for me in the under $1000 arena. and the Leica is a bargin at $750.

    I recently got my hands on a G7-BR2 and am testing it now. When done I will report on it. So far the ballisics program in running right on with shooter and my proven drops. But I haven't yet set it up to fail due to its large beam, so that remains to be seen. So far I reall like it for ease and speed under 1000 yards. But I want to look at every aspect before I make a final evaluation. Also, I rate this unit in the next class up due to the over $1500 price tag. So it falls into the competition of the Vectronix Terripin. I am testing it against my Vectronix PLRF10 for accuacy, along with provind data on targets I am sure I know the exact distance of. These tests also include actual game animals in all conditions and terrain.

    So the short answer of the 3 under 1K.

    Leica 1600 CRF
    Swaro Laserguide
    Zeiss

    Jeff
     
  14. Nimrod

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    Thanks Jeff!

    Don't know about the OP but that helps me a bunch!

    Bob