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Posted: 2/17/2002 10:50:36 AM EDT
Thinking of getting a range finder. Anyone have any suggestions, opinions or do/donts. Thanks
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 11:11:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 2:21:20 PM EDT
I went with the Leica RF800, nice compact size and very high quality optics and build construction. I'm pleased with it's accuracy and discrimination in picking out even small targets to range on such as tree branches. The manuals that come with them discuss the factors such as bright sunlight or rain that will reduce effective range. Leica claims plus/minus 1 yard accuracy out to a maximum of 800 yards for this one, and as far as I've been able to tell so far that claim is true. Bottom line - I'd buy this one again in a heartbeat if I had to do it over again.
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 2:28:30 PM EDT
Actually i am thinking about getting a bushnell yardage pro 500. Natchess has refurbished ones for 139.
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 2:50:23 PM EDT
I have the Leica RF 800 and it works very well. I spoke with several people to get different opinions before going with the Leica . They all agreed the Leica cost more but performed better than the Bushnell. Some even said the Bushnell's did not really have the claimed yardage capability. ARH
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 7:30:38 PM EDT
Everytime I watch the hunting show on TV, the guy's are always using the Leica. That must mean something. However, if you can wait a couple of months, Leica should have out their new model. It's reported to have the innards of the Geovid with a 1200 yard range and will go for $500-$600. They say it puts all others to shame.
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