Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Good, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of tethering my 1600-b to my pack in the shoulder area but don't want it to flop around. So, I was wondering if you all knew if it would adversely affect the performance of the rangefinder if I were to glue a magnet to the side of it. Anyone know?
     
  2. LaHunter

    LaHunter Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure if the magnet would have any impact on their function or not. That would be a question you would probably want to ask Leica. I have the Leica 1600 range finder and I have the nylon case connected to my FHF bino harness. It is very handy for quick access and works great for me. Just me, but I would not glue anything to my Leica glass.
     

  3. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. LouBoyd

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    What will adversely is effect the Leica rangefinder is when you brush it across a tree limb and it lands on a rock. The magnetic field won't bother it or be very secure.

    Some shooting instruments are affected by magnetic fields. A Kestrel 4500 is an example.

    I keep valuable instruments in vest or jacket pockets.
     
  5. machiavelli

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    Try using Velcro!
     
  6. Good

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    Don't want the noise associated with Velcro. See, the magnet on he pack strap will be behind material deadening the sound. The magnet will just perform a stability function. The tether is what holds it to the pack.

    Hmmm, do they make silent Velcro?
     
  7. squeeeeze

    squeeeeze Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Range Snap. It has a clip to attach to bino harness or backpack strap, plus it comes with a secure strap that keeps it from flopping and you won't have to worry about the magnet affecting the RF.
     
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    I put a paracord neck lanyard on my 1600, with a slider scavenged from an old jacket hood string as shown in the attached pic. When not in use, I snug it up so the gadget is high up around my clavicles. It doesn't bounce, swing, bang into things, or even feel like it is even there, until needed. Then I just pull it down with one hand and start lasing away. Snugged up, I can shoot prone without interference, and with the lanyard run out all the way, I can rest it on the rifle to steady it up for those long shots.
     

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