Need help deciding on a rangefinder

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Tris, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Tris

    Tris Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking at buying a rangefinder and can't decide what to go for. I want to use it both for bowhunting and with my rifle. As far as intended range goes I would like to be able to use it to 800-1000yards but most of the use will be well under that. I don't have a fixed budget in mind.

    So far I have been looking at the Leupold RX1000 and the Leica 1000 and 1600's. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Which one is better? And anything else that I should look at?

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    The Leica is the best sub $1k rangefinder out there. The 1600 is what I personally bought and it is simply an amazing piece of equipment.
  3. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    I have the G7 and really like it.gun)
  4. JoeS1044

    JoeS1044 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    i have the leica 1000 and love it it does everything i could ask of it. and it regularly hits animals up to 1200 yards was on a cow but ive hit coyotes at 1150 with it as well
  5. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    Don't waste your time or money on any of the rangefinders that are only rated to 1,000 yards. For the distance your would like to use them for go with Leica 1600, G7 or a Terrapin. The others will disapoint.

    There are a multitude of threads on rangefinders. The search function will assist you with that.
  6. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2011
    forget the leupold 100 it's more like a 700 but thats on a cloudy day and the glass is more like looking through glad wrap sold mine in about 3 months .

    then got a ziess prf and wow the glass is good and it ranged deer out to 1100
    but was difficult and thanks to the good people here i found out it was the big
    beam divergence.

    so my leica 1600b should be here today or tomorrow .

    hope this helps.

    cheers D