I tried out my Newcon LRM 1500 this morning in a light snow. I ranged a boulder at 496 yds. several times, and a couple of clumps of willow bushes aroung 300. It would not range anything, even a house or a bus at what I would guess to be 6-700, and it would not range a stop sign at around 200. Is this due to the snow? After reading quite a bit on this site I gather the Leica, which I was originally going to buy, is favored, but doesn't necessarily range any better than the Bushnells. I was able to find little on the Newcon, but what I did find sounded favorable. This is the first time I've touched a laser range finder. Comments please.