Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by NONYA, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. NONYA

    NONYA Banned

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    Looking for a good RF that will range out past 800 without having to sit there with the button depressed,RF propped on a rest, hoping for a miracle.My NiKon is great for shorter ranges but beyond 600 it takes an act of god to get a good reading,its sveral years old and going down hill.Whats out there in the $500-600 range that will read 800+ without these issues?Thanx
     
  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Leica 1600!
     

  3. WapitiBob

    WapitiBob Well-Known Member

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    Leica 1000r
     
  4. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    I am also in the market for a rangefinder, I've done a lot of reading lately and see that the Leupold RX-1000i is also very highly rated.
    Anyone have any opinion on the RX-1000i.
     
  5. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    Like BigNGreen said if you can spring for it the leica 1600 is hard to beat. If not look over the classifieds for a leica crf 900 or better yet 1200 model damn good rangefinders for the money and used they would be under your budget.

    Untill you get to 3 times as much it's almost impossible to beat leicas for reliable readings.
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I bought a gently used Leica CRF 1200 several years ago and have been very happy with it.
     
  7. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Give Camera Land New York a phone call. They are a sponsor on this site. Sometimes they have open box 1600B fully inspected ready to go for around 650. Really a good deal if you are not too picky and you can always send it back.
     
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    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    Zeiss PRF
     
  9. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Leica 1600 CRF hands down. I have tested all the popular units and the Leica cant be beat for the price.

    If you want to test drive one come on out and try my 1600 first. Then you will know if this is what you want before you spend the $$..

    Jeff
     
  10. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    I found my Leica CRF1200 for $450 CAD used two years ago. Like brand new. If you look for a deal you will find it.
    I have been able to get readings out to 1300 yards in perfect conditions.
     
  11. NONYA

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    Cashed in all the Sportsmans cards we got at our wedding and bought the r1000 Leica,nice light package,ranged 1098 first try,Im happy,HAPPY,HAPPY!gun)
     
  12. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    I'm very happy with my Leica CRF1200...good optics too.
    Good luck!
     
  13. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    Damn, now that's a wedding! All I got were pots and pans! :D
     
  14. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Congrats of both, the new Rf and getting Hitched.

    Jeff