long range range finder?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by sniperboy, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. sniperboy

    sniperboy Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all!

    I am wanting to buy a range finder taht will range out to 1000 to 1200 yards, would anyone be able to advise me on a good quality and accurate finder?



    Thank you
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Swarovski...I can recomend this withot reservation....I have heard good things about the Newcon 2000 & 3000, but have no personal experience with them...
     

  3. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    On a bright sunny day I can get readings out to 1100 on rocks and trees with my Leica 1200 CRF. On a more overcast 1200 is do-able. But if you did have the money buy the Swaro, I guess it can range a whole lot further.

    Overall I do like my Leica 1200 Crf. Its small fits in your shirtpocket, has twice as much battery life than the swaro. If you do any night hunting it has a illuminated led reticle and readout, which is nice in the daylight too. Optics are good, not as bright as the swaro i checked out.

    If you do any bowhunting you will like the minimum ranging capabilitys of 10 yards, I dont think the swaro will go that low.

    Whatever you do stay away from Leupold rangefinders, made that mistake already.

    If you ask around for good prices you can save almost $100 dollars off the price at cabelas of a Leica 1200 crf. Which is listed at $599.99

    Laser RangeFinders This is a link to a great review on longrange rangefinders.
     
  4. shootinfool

    shootinfool Well-Known Member

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    I had a bushnell elite 1500 that gave me ranges on rocks, trees, and other stuff of similar reflectivity out to 1300 yds. In the right light, I could range all the way out to 1500 with that thing. I love that rangefinder and would recommend it to anyone at anytime.
     
  5. HRstretch

    HRstretch Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Bushnell Elite 1500. And is a lot less expensive than others mentioned.
     
  6. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    go for the leica or swaro. I had a bushnell and while it would range sometimes to 1400+ i had problems using it during anything other than perfect conditions. The leicas are solid with much better glass than the bushnells and will get you to 1100+ in any conditions. I've got a swaro now and while I would say it is better than the leica i had before i dont know if it is better enough for the extra cost.
    Overall i believe the Leica is the best 'bang for the buck'
     
  7. 300rum

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    Hi Flybuster,

    I just come out from hunting trip with my partner.
    We got one supplementar WT Doe, and we are VERRY VERRY DISsAPOINTED BY THIS NEW LEICA 1200CRF.
    wE GOT SNOW ANd RAIN ALL 2 DAYS, and his Leica crf1200 DID NOT RANGE AT ALL. JUST 3 LINE ALL THE TIME.
    in normal day YES he could range, but not in full rain, or snow.
    With my Newcon 2000 I could range everyting all the time.
    So now we just return back to the store his new leica rangefinder, and ve are looking for a newcon 2000 pro.
    Sorry, but we are very dissapointed by this new unit.

    Chris
     
  8. shootinfool

    shootinfool Well-Known Member

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    That is odd to hear about the problems with the bushnell elite. I have never had a problem in any light conditions with range out to 1000, it is only the 1300-1500 yds that I have had the problems in bad lighting conditions. Interesting to hear.
     
  9. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    +1 Swaro 8x30 Laser Guide.

    JD338
     
  10. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I have experienced the same problem with a Leica 1200,conditions get bad enough and ranging ability goes way down. I have owned the Bushnell 1500, Leica 1200 and the Swarovski 8X30 Laser guide, and without a dought The Swarovski will range farther and more consistently and in worse conditions.....
     
  11. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    I can't honestly say that I've used mine (Leica 1200crf) in snowy conditions
    I've had it for like 3 and a half months used it for longrange plinking, varmint hunting and a full season of archery. I am just impressed with this rangefinder compared to my last one (Leupold RX-IV). Its superfast compared to the loopy geezer. But its hard to see that far in snowy conditions anyways, and I admit it dosn't have that brush mode that cancels out interference within 150 yards. I just went outside and we are having a light rain right now, so I ranged across town on a bare hill side and ranged 1120 yards.
     
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  12. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he got a lemon one.
    Anny way his looking for a new rangefinder now.

    Chris