Range finder reflectivity question?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mustfish, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. mustfish

    mustfish Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2011
    I currently own the Leupold RX1000. I bought this for a bowhunting range finder and in that capacity have been very satisfied. The problem is that when shooting my 7mm Sendero at distance I have a hard time getting a reading on anything over about 475 yards away. Yesterday I was able to get a brief hit at 798. I was trying to range on a house , large cedar tree and several camper trailers. It only hit one range but I could not get it to repeat the range. Right now I am having to step range from one point to another to get to where I want to shoot too. What type of surface does an object need to get a good reflection? If I upgrade to a Leica or similar range finder will I have the same problem?
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    If you go to a Leica or comparable RF in quality / price I doubt you will have any problem out to 1000 yards.

    But it you want to make it easy on you for now hang an old license plate or two by the target. This will give the RF something to reflect off of. But if you want to range game you will need to upgrade.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2004

    What Jeff says can be taken to the bank. He is emerging as the RF guru around here. He has used 'em all, compared 'em all and has very high requirements for performance. By high performance I mean hitting what he shoots at at distances where being a yard or two off makes the difference between harvest and just a fun trip.