Guys just for your informantion.
The only range finders made by Leica (as in Leica Camera / Sport Optics) the company we all know as making the hight quality binoc's.. are the Geovid BRF and the Rangemaster(hunting and Golf Versions)
The Leica Laser Locator is deisgned for the civil engineering / road building industry and is made by Leica Goesystems,, who have nothing to do with the Leica we all know.
The Original Geovid ( geovid 1) which was a civilain version of the Vektor(vector) was a joint product between Leica Camera and the Swiss company vektor(vector). Leica have nothing to do with the Swiss company any more, Vector (vektor) now produces the rangefinder known as the Vektor(vector) for the military market. I don't know where they are manufactured or what components and opticsare used.
Leica Camera Sport Optics developed and refined the range finding technology used in the original Geovid and usd it in the Geovid (mk2) BRF. Its good for 1200m if you hold it steady. The hardware could be made to laze further, but the thing is supposd to be for the hunting market and the logic bieng, there ain't many hunters who need to lase anything that far out.
I used the Leica Vekrot(vector) as a squaddie and it was the dogs bollocks, but far to heavey and to be honest,, for 95% of all sniper activity the 1200m range of the geovid BRF is enough. Given thé choice as a sniper i'd take the Goevid BRF.. if i was forward air,, or arty FOO the i'd consider the Vektor.. but then i wouldn't have a 15lbs sniper rifle to pack. #
The Leica Vektors can still be found occasionaly for sale,they ain't cheap.. as far as i know Vektor(vector) will honour any warranty repairs on the joint venture Leica/Vektor versions
(wy do i keep typing vector with a K.. cos iVe seen it spelled both ways, depending on the germanic or not spelling)