Rangefinder Help

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cowboyarcher, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I've been google searching and am still having trouble finding the info I need. I want a rangefinder that will display true horizontal distance without hold overs or scope dope or anything else.

    Is there such a range finder? I'm looking at the Leica 1600 and the 1600 B, the New Zeiss and the Swaro. Any of these do what I need?

    Thanks all and God bless,

    Adam
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    All three of the units you mentioned will do what you want. I have tested all 3 and the Leica 1600 is my choice by far.

    Jeff
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Roger that!!! of those listed
     
  4. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Are you guys saying that with them, there is no need for a cosine level?
     
  5. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    This is my main purpose in upgrading, the ability to not buy a cosine indicator for all my rifles.

    Just to be clear, the original CRF1600 will give true horizontal ranges? I see that the 1600-B will but am unclear on the 1600. It is significantly cheaper and I do not need the other features if so. . .
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Yep! After the range reading and the useless drop info, click the second button for angle, temp, barometric pressure. Simply multiply the baro reading by 2.036 or just 2 and your good to go.
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    This thread has me a bit confused. The Swaro and Leica RFs that I have used, return straight-line distance to the target. In order to compensate for any angle up or down, you would need a cosine indicator.

    Roy your post has me real confused. What does multiplying the baro pressure by 2.036 or just 2 do?
     
  8. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The 1600 B gives readings in PSIa so you multiply it by 2 to get inches of Hg. It's in this thread
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f18/leica-1600-baro-readings-97119/
     
  9. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    The origional post asked for "true horizontal distance" To me that ment a true distance on a horizontal plane which would not have an angle.

    That is what I answered with my 1st post. If you want a compensating angle distance then my answer that al 3 did this was wrong. The zeiss and swaro do not.

    Jeff
     
  10. royinidaho

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    Leica reports barometric pressure in pounds per square inch (PSIA) most shooting solutions use inches of mercury ("Hg). I got the conversion factory from psia to "Hg from another thread.
     
  11. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    My CRF1600 has never been activated in the other stuff and just gives me LINE OF SIGHT period. That is all I wanted it for. Hope this helps.:D
     
  12. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I meant the, "compensating angle distance," the distance to shoot the shot for when there is an angle involved, as opposed to the line of sight distance.

    Does the original 1600 do this?
     
  13. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    If all else fails stick to the rule of "shoot first, and ask questions later."

    lol

    Be safe though.
     
  14. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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