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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:40 PM

Has anyone tried or own one of the Leupold RX rangefinders? If so, what are your thoughts.Thanks for the insight,S&S
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:49 PM

Buy a Leica 1200 scan rangefinder they're the best.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:43 PM

I checked one out that my gunsmith bought the other day... AWESOME as far as I can tell. Has temp, compass and a bunch of other bells and whistles. Didn't get to check out he angle trajectory feature though.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:50 PM

Buy the Leica every big game hunting site the members will tell you that you can't beat the Leica for accuracy. I had several others manufacturers and they wouldn't give reliable distances. Soreloser, if you want a compass buy a compass. :lol: :lol:

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:39 PM

Buy the Leica every big game hunting site the members will tell you that you can't beat the Leica for accuracy. I had several others manufacturers and they wouldn't give reliable distances. Soreloser, if you want a compass buy a compass. :lol: :lol:

I'm feeling the Leica...do you know if it picks up Pronghorn well. I've been told Pronghorn are the toughest big game animal to get a reading on because of their light color. I'm planning on using my new rangefinder on a WY Pronghorn hunt next yr. :P S&S
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 10:21 AM

Truthfully the Leica's are the best rangefinders for the money made. I use mine mostly to range ground squirrels and it does that very well and they're even hard to see. :lol:

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:18 PM

Improve you stalking skills and you won't need a rangefinder, satellite, heat-seeking bullets, robotic cannon, or any other fancy stuff to get one. :lol: :lol: db
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:53 PM

Oh great! Now you tell me! I do have a Leica and am very happy with it. I use it while I am waiting for the area I just walked into to cool down.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:26 PM

I know. They are great tools to have in wide open spaces. Sometimes judging the distance can be deceiving.db
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:37 AM

Another vote for the Leica 1200. They have served me well and I'm not easy on equipment.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:40 AM

I have been thinking about a range finder also. It looks like the Leica 1200 runs about $600. I only looked one place but lets say that is about what they are for comparison. I don't think I want to spend that much. Is it better not to get one at all if I don't want to spend that kind of money or will a $300 Leopold RX II do most of what I need?

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:05 AM

Everyone that i have talked to has had a less than favorable opinion on the Leupold units, Leica is a much better unitSwaro makes a good RF as well rather pricey though, i used mine last week in the field for the first timeand my jaw dropped when the first object i ranged was 1834 yards and the second was 1917 yardsLast time i checked the optics dealer i usually purchase from had the Leica scan 1200 factory demo's for $349 with warranty and new units for $459

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:38 AM

Could you PM where you found them. I would like a nice range finder. Thanks

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:57 AM

Could you PM where you found them. I would like a nice range finder. Thanks

PM sent just for the record if you look at their demo's you can do so with confidencethe Swaro that i got list on average for about $900 i paid $699 for a demo from the Shot Showand you honestly couldn't tell that it wasn't brand new

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:52 PM

I have been thinking about a range finder also. It looks like the Leica 1200 runs about $600. I only looked one place but lets say that is about what they are for comparison. I don't think I want to spend that much. Is it better not to get one at all if I don't want to spend that kind of money or will a $300 Leopold RX II do most of what I need?

Gentlemen and nacho,Since I started this topic a Remington-Leupold show rolled through town. I was able to try the RX-I, II, III, and IV. I got to tell you, I love the Leupold scopes but the rangefinders are junk. The numbers and displays within the unit are dark and hard to read even with the sun high in the sky. I can't imagine trying to use it at dusk or dawn. The unit takes way too long to get a reading on an object and if it's moving or not completely by itself, it takes even longer. As far as the other 20 features it has...good luck...it's like downloading porn with dial-up...it's not worth the wait. :lol: I wouldn't pay $100 bucks for the RX-IV. The more reviews I read and insight I receive here...I'm a Leica guy. They have a $100 rebate right now until 12/31/06. Go get yours,S&S
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:37 PM

Improve you stalking skills and you won't need a rangefinder, satellite, heat-seeking bullets, robotic cannon, or any other fancy stuff to get one. :o :o db

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:54 AM

I'm going with the Leica...dollar for dollar...feature for feature...it's the winner. S&S
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:38 PM

BOZIK-- Let it go guy,otherwise you would still be hunting with a spear!Ain't technology great. <_<

Let what go? I am saving him hundreds of dollars! :lol: db
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 07:55 PM

Buy a Leica 1200 scan rangefinder they're the best.

ShooterJ,You recommended the 1200 scan...do you know anything about and or tried the 1200 CRF?S&S
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 08:23 PM

It's just smaller and looks more ergonomically designed. Plus it's about a $100 more. I've never held one though.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 04:50 PM

It's just smaller and looks more ergonomically designed. Plus it's about a $100 more. I've never held one though.

I just got my Leica 1200 last week and it is really nice and very easy to use, but a bit pricy. It fits in a shirt pocket and has only one button. Push it once to turn it on and once to range. If you hold the button down it will continue to scan. It turns off automatically so you don't have to worry about wasting the battery. The readout is very easy to read even with old eyes. I've not owned another range finder so I can't compare it to anything. Now I just have to find something to use it on. Woodog
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 10:29 AM

Woodog,I have used and owned several other range finders and the Leica's are by far the superior rangefinders. Heck they're fun to play with even if you don't spot anything. ;)

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 05:13 PM

Woodog,I have used and owned several other range finders and the Leica's are by far the superior rangefinders. Heck they're fun to play with even if you don't spot anything. :lol:

Actually, what I'm doing is ranging from the stand out to about 100 yard to get an idea of what I feel comfortable with given what I'm shooting. I'm not discouraged yet and I am having a lot of fun learning by myself. The wife would rather I be gone than hassle her about watching TV. Maybe the Coyote Gods sent me an omen. Wednesday evening after work a coyote ran across the road in front of my car so close that I had to hit the brakes. I came to a dead stop while it stood there on the side of the road as if to say, "hey jerk, be careful you almost hit me". The next day at work (about 50 yards from the edge of the desert) I was watching a covy of quail while a coyote kept passing by getting closer and closer with each pass. When he finally got within ten feet he quail did their llittle running thing for about 20 feet and the coyote knew he was busted and split. Gotta new CZ 427 .223 coming Friday and am hoping that it will change my luck. I saw a dead cat in the road yesterday about the same place I saw the dead fox last week. I spent a few hours in the area, but the cover is so dense it is hard to hunt. I've learned a lot since joining the list and learn more each day. Thank you all for being here for us new guys.Woodog
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:49 PM

I'm feeling the Leica...do you know if it picks up Pronghorn well. I've been told Pronghorn are the toughest big game animal to get a reading on because of their light color.

I have used them for the past 7 years on goats w/o any issues.Leicas are the finest.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:34 PM

Ditto Leica. Have used it for squirrel and P dogs out to 1100 yds. Actually had to replace the battery once. Mine is about 5 yrs old.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 10:33 AM

I just ordered up a brand new Leica 1200LRF on Ebay. Total was $425. with shipping. Hope that was a good price.It was one of those Make an Offer auctions. They have 97 more, or so the auction states. If interested, call them directly instead. I think you can make an even better deal. Email me for the guys phone number if interested.Tom




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