Leica 1600

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jeff 300, May 26, 2011.

  1. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    I just got a new leica 1600 and this week at the ranch i could only get 800 out of it on a side of a mountain only 600 on mule deer. Not to happy with it for 1600 it should be a lot better than this. i tried hills that i know where only around a 1000-1200 and never got a reading
    what do y'all think i got a bad one
     
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  2. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I have only tried mine a little ,but ranged a tree at 1540 yards, hillside at 1,100 yards, easily hit rocks at way past 1000 yards, sounds like your's has a issue. Are you sure the battery is good?
     

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I have about 4 friends that got bad ones last and early this year. One is on #3, BUT THAT ONE IS WORKING like a champ, my 1200 cant keep up with it, when I am having trouble in mountains at 1000, five tries. He is banging hand held out to 14-1500. Send it back.
     
  4. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1200 leica and it doen't work for crap and thats being nice.
    I just got a bushnell Elite 1600 this week and i ranged a building at 1775 yards. for $450.00 i will take that all day.
     
  5. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    +1, send it back. Mine has no trouble with trees over 1000. It is amazing to me that these high end optics manufacturers have this much trouble making a consistent lrf. It seems to be hit or miss with leica, swaro, etc on getting a good one.
     
  6. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

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    Ya my buddy has the Bushnell Elite 1500 and has no trouble with it ranging
    out past 1000 yd.
     
  7. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    sp6x6 did they get them from Dennis at army navy? I bought one from him but he said I got one of the good ones. Do you shoot with that clan of 1000 yard shooters? Seems like a few Leica's in the first batch had some issues.
     
  8. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    And yet to call my Elite 1500 a piece of crap would be an insult to crap.
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Yes,Yes
     
  10. mthunter86

    mthunter86 Well-Known Member

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    My 1600 is very consistent to 1400 yards. I have heard of a couple bad ones, leica seems to replace them quickly w/o issues.
     
  11. Wetzel

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    Send it back! I have a 1200 and it is amazing. It rarely has trouble ranging and usually that means what I am ranging is to far away. It's worth it to have them fix it.
     
  12. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

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    Hay if you guys don't want to use a bushnell....thats ok by me ......what ever floats your boat.I will use mine and not have a second thought above it ....at almost half the cost. by the way i have a leica and i will sell it for $400.00 in a minute if any one wants it.....it a 1200
     
  13. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got a bad one. The thing won't reliably range COWS out to 550 yards!!!! I can't get a reading on a silhouette target at 1000. To boot, I bought mine from an ebay store and Bushnell won't cover the product because "it was not purchased at a certified Bushnell dealer." I have been happy with my Bushnell trail cam, but extremely disappointed with a unit that advertises out to 1500 yards in good conditions.
     
  14. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    CRNA, seems like you need to put two and two together. Ebay store, not working, Bushnell will not warranty it? It seem they think it may not be a Bushnell. From what little I have looked on Ebay for optics, it seem to be a lot of junk being passed off as good stuff. If yours will not work to 500, that is the first I have heard of from a Bushnell. They have been one of the more reliable ones out there. I hope you haven't bought one of the Fake Leu. mark 4s also. :)