Just got back from a Montana hunt with my 1600 and am quite disappointed! I have to call Leica to make sure I'm not doing something wrong, but I can't imagine what it would be. Quite often, I cannot range anything past 500 or 600 hungred yards unless I hold the button down for continuos ranging? On one occasion, I couldn't range anything past 100 yds? When I hold the button down, I can usually range out to 1300 yds or more. Anybody else had this problem? On the up side, I did shoot a 6x5 elk and a 4x4 mulie.......Rich
I am having the exact same problem! 500 or 600 yds max most of the time with a single button push. Ranging the exact same target in continuous mode it will regularly go out past 1200 yds. In ideal conditions I have ranged as far as 1900 yds. Can't do anything about it now since I need it for hunting season but I'll follow up with Leica or Cameraland (my retailer) about it afterwards.
Who knows, maybe it just works that way in Montana (I'm in MT too)...
Let me know if you find out anything about the issue.