RX-IV Digital Laser Rangefinder

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by MontanaRifleman, May 22, 2009.

  1. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Have any of you guys used this product? They are clain 1500 yds but I am skeptical. It's got some cool bells and whistles and if it even gets to 1200-1300 yds consistantly it might be worth trying out, especially @ $400

    Leupold || RX-IV Digital Laser Rangefinder

    -MR
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    That max distance is only on high reflective targets in atmospheric conditions that are conducive for LRF's. I never got mine to work past 1100 yards-very large & highly reflective object.
    I used one for several hunts and mine would range just past 600 yards to just shy of 700 yards in good conditions (light clouds). Bright sunshine is an enemy of LRF's.
    I like Leupold scopes, but it will NOT compete with the Leica or Swaro LRF's.
     

  3. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    The Leupold line of range finders do not come highly recommended by any number of reviews I have read over the past 3 years. They don't range the distances some of the others will. If you want to reliably range 800-900 yards or farther, better look at the new Zeiss, or the Swaro 8x30.
     
  4. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I agree.
    I would add Leica to phorwath's list as well.
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    I have an RX III (not an RX IV) but Ernie's statements hold true with the RX III as well. It's truly a "fair weather friend".
     
  6. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    I have used the RX-IV also and they are nice but they will not do 1500. I was able to use them out to 700yds or so. I have been using the RXB-IV and they have been really nice the max I have used them at was something like 987yds.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    Back to plan A.... Swaro