Vortex 4000..Sig 2400...Leopold 2800..ect..best??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Dust270WSM, Apr 25, 2019.


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  1. Dust270WSM

    Dust270WSM Well-Known Member

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    Getting a new rangefinder for hunting and long range shooting. Which would yall rec??? I have 5700 kestrel to use while I'm out. Love Vortex warranty but no connection to the kestrel yet. So go for warranty or connection like the sig or leica has??
     
  2. dfanonymous

    dfanonymous Well-Known Member

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    Leica might be the better if you do one of the new ones. But it will cost. Vortex 4000 and the leupold 2800 are similar in price, I have the leupold 2800 and it works well. Trees and bushes I’m getting off hand past 2000. Reflective on a tripod well at what’s advertised but the warranty is only 2 years for a product made in China.
    I think the vortex 4000 is still a little new, then you have to weed out the fan base and what people consider “acceptable performance”
     
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  3. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    Buy once, cry once. The Leica 2800.com is everything you can want ever :)
     
  4. catorres1

    catorres1 Well-Known Member

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    Dust,

    I have or have had the Leica 1600, 2700, 2800 and the Sig 2400 BDX and 3000 BDX. Without going into details, as a hunter and long range shooter, and since you have the Kestrel 5700 already, I would definitely recommend going with one that connects to the Kestrel...which would limit it to the 2800 and the two sig's mentioned.

    There are updsides and downsides to all the options, as well as differing price points etc...obviously the 3k BDX is a bino, so that may or may not fit your needs.

    I have reviews up on both Leicas and the 2400 BDX that might help, working on finishing up a review on the 3k as soon as I can get a scope review done.

    Anyway, if it fits in your budget, I think you will appreciate the integration. I still love my 2700, don't get me wrong, but the ability to have all the data populated into the Kestrel and then have it automatically displayed back in the RF for your solution is pretty awesome.

    As far as warranty goes, Vortex really takes care of you, no doubt. But I can also say that Leica and Sig are very focused on taking care of their customers as well and I think in terms of RF performance, they have more to offer at the moment.

    HTH, please don't hesitate to reach out if you want more details on the RF's.
     
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