newcon rangefinder

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gyesko, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. gyesko

    gyesko Active Member

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    Has anybody used a newcon rangefinder for WY plains hunting. I've used a bushnell and a leica 1000 yard rangfinders and could only range to 600 yards. I have a interest in a newcon which nominally should range to 3000 yards. But will it range in the plains grass?
     

  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Do a search here on the Newcon rangefinder, and you'll have all your questions answered.

    There's a few threads about the performance, or lack of performance of them...
     

  3. loosesniper2000

    loosesniper2000 Well-Known Member

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    I had one about 2-3 weeks and used it in similar situations. Do yourself a favor and look the other way. I got rid of mine as fast as I could. If I were you, I'd buy the Leica 1600.
    Dustin
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Leica 1600 any better than the Swaro?

    Tank
     
  5. loosesniper2000

    loosesniper2000 Well-Known Member

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    I had the swaro and used a friends Leica 1600. After I used it a while I decided to get the Leica 1600. I had them both and compared them quite extensively and decided to sell the swaro. The Leica could range with the swaro. One wasn't any better than the other but the Leica was so much faster! I could shoot 3-4 ranges compared to 1 with the Swaro. Plus the big circle was too sloppy on the Swaro so that's why I switched.
    After using the Leica this past hunting season I'm glad I bought it.
     
  6. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    I have both i like the swaro better it range in real cold -10 the Leica 1600 did not like the cold. played with them for 6 days in cold -2 to -14. Thats how it worked for me anyway.
     
  7. JRu

    JRu Well-Known Member

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    I have used the LRM 2000 Pro for a couple of years.

    + cost ( at the time of purchase, no reliable 1.5k+ rangefinders in the $500 range )

    + targeting reticle matches the actual beam

    + good ranging capability in fair conditions: At one of my favourite locations, I've gotten a repeatable 1360yd on cars in front of a cafeteria at 1400 yd, 1800yd on buildings, 1k on small trees, 1300+ on large trees etc. Don't have experience on fur at 500+ unfortunately so can't comment on that. But at least on ground features like rocks and trees, it measures well.

    - exceptionally poor optics in the monocular, completely worthless in the dark without NV

    - consumes batteries, including when not in use

    - fails in cold weather ( measures for a while, then gives a low battery warning and goes silent until warmed back up )

    - fails in light snow or fog ( will not measure )

    All in all, I don't feel the need to upgrade into another mid-priced monocular model. I would only consider a Zeiss or Leica bino rangefinder worth upgrading into. YMMV.