Rangefinders

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by lefty15, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at possibly buying a range finder. I am looking really hard at he Leupold RX-1000 TBR.
    I am sure that some of you have purchased one of these. Is this ranngefinder worth the $400.00 price tag it has, and does it give the true ballistic range as it says? Would I be better off saving some more cash and buying the Leica 1200?
     
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  2. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Save for the Leica, have yet to hear of anybody being satisfied with the Leupold range finders.
     

  3. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    Thank-you very much appreciate the help. I will steer clear of the Leupold, and save for either the Leica or a Zeiss. I am one that has a hard time making a decision on optics, especially when I get heat from the wife for buying or even talking about buying new optics. I just want to make sure I get the most for my purchase, becuase like alot of you I have budget for my hunting supplies.
     
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  4. NJS

    NJS Well-Known Member

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    Save up for the Leica... Buy once - Cry once! NJS
     
  5. Tbone

    Tbone Well-Known Member

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    How about "rangefinder-binoculars" ?

    Lieca, Zeiss and others make them. Price can run from $600 to over $3000. Some have a rangefinder grid versus a digital number.

    What are your thoughts,
     
  6. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I would stay away from leupold rangefinders, I had one and it was worthless. I just bought a new zeiss PRF Victory and it seems better than the leica 1200 I had.
     
  7. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Lieca 1200 LRC for $500 from gr8fuldoug on this sight. That's only $100 more than what your going to spend on the Leupold. Gr8fuldoug is from one of the sites sponsers, Camera Land.
    The other place to look into is SWFA's Samplelist.com. I just checked Samplelist for a leica 1200 and their out but they have them all the time.
     
  8. The Duke007

    The Duke007 Well-Known Member

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    Do the Leica also show the true ballistic range? Can it also be used with bow?
     
  9. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Do the Leica also show the true ballistic range?

    No they do not. They only show yardage/meters to the target no matter what the angle is.

    Can it also be used with bow?

    Sure. But a Leica 1200 is a bit of an overkill if your using it only for bowhunting.
     
  10. savagefan

    savagefan New Member

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    Okay so what's wrong with the Leupy units? I just got one for a b'day gift, should I change it?
     
  11. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Nikon Gold 1200. I have only tested it against the Leica outside a store and it was the only one that was consistent with the Leica out to 800 yds which was the farthest we could range. The only thing I did not like about the Leica was it does not have a screw hole for a tripod. It is the only one that I saw that did not have one.

    I've seen the Nikon for $349 new and the Leica for $600 new.

    I will probably get the Nikon because I haven't read any bad reviews about it yet and my budget is running low since I have a new Viper 6-24X50MM PST FFP scope on order.

    joseph
     
  12. Elfego Baca

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    Rangefinders leupold vs leica

    I purchased a Leupold mark III rangefinder a few years ago. It was replaced about a year ago by Leupold because the inclinometer quit working.

    At last year's Boomer Shoot with ranges betweeb 375 yds to 700 yds my friend Fred used his Leica while i used my mark III.

    Most of the time the Leica gave a reading while my Mark III did not.
     
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    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    I have tryed all of them and still have a leica 1200, but the one i like is the newcon 2000, for the money you cant go wrong. I ranged a dog at 1200 yards and you will never do that with the leica. check them out.
     
  14. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    I've had my Leica up against a Swarovski and a Newcon. The Swaro and the Leica were nip and tuck but the Newcon ranged a couple targets that my Leica didn't. Not many, but a few. Newcons are better but Leica is worth the money, no doubt.
    Check with gr8fuldoug, he might have another one for $500.