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RX1000 vs CRF 1200 for long distance

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RX1000 vs CRF 1200 for long distance

Postby Barefoot on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:37 am

I tried the Leupold RX1000 and it is a very nice unit that will range large trees, large boulders and other large structure out to around 750 yards in the early morning or evening, but on a bright day only to about 550 yards, sometimes less. How does the Leica CRF 1200 compare with this? I'm looking for the best distance ranging for hunting antelope and western deer and Elk at long ranges. I know that I can't range the animals themselves at these long distances but I would range trees, hills etc that were at the same distance.
Thanks for your help,
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Re: RX1000 vs CRF 1200 for long distance

Postby Steven_L on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:50 pm

The more powerful the maximum range of a rangefinder, the further it will range smaller objects. The Leica is my favorite overall rangefinder because of its superb optical quality and simplicity. For maximum range in a unit I would look at the Bushnell Pinseeker 1500 with slope. This is in lieu of the Elite 1500 that was discontinued last year. Great unit, although it is set in a first priority mode. You can use the scan feature if you need it. This is a larger unit compared to others, but the optical quality is great, and it is very powerful. Read this article for some more information on how to buy a rangefinder.
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