rangefinder..the best?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Chase Curtis, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

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    Who makes and which model is the best range finder.. best being long distances.. a whitetail at 1300 or so yards...

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  2. lil 300

    lil 300 Active Member

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    I have owned a leica 1200 and I now upgraded to a 1600. The 1600 definately works to 1600 yards and beyond, I find if I give it a good 4 seconds paulse before I give it the second press to range something it works very well, the scan function sucks past 1300 yards. Others might disagree but a deer at 1300 plus better be wrapped in tin foil to get a read. I have ranged big furry cows and horses out to 1000, 1100 but thats about it.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Vectronics PLRF-xx
     
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  5. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    +1 makes the Leica, Swaro & the rest look like toys :)
     
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    What if a guy is only interested in say 500-600 yard coverage? Are the "also rans" good enough? Im trying to run down one for say $300 or slightly less with only say 500 yd capabiltys.
     
  7. lil 300

    lil 300 Active Member

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    A good second hand Leica 1200 will serve you well, and the scan feature with in that distance is instant.
     
  8. JeffVN

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    Vectronics PLRF-xx (in my case the PLRF-10) - purchased through Potomac Group.

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  9. eddybo

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    I have owned at least 5 swaros, two leica 1600s and they are all like toys compared to the plrf 15. That said a swaro will get most of us to the furthest ranges we should be shooting anyway. The vectronix stuff carries a big price tag but is a really nice tool for any ELR shooters.