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    leica rangemaster

    thinking about buying a second hand range finder. a leica 1200 only hunting north island be lucky to shoot out past 350-400 m but would like to take out the guess work.
    They look like a good basic reliable unit. Had a cheap unit years ago and found it handy cutting shooting distance by working out if i get to that patch off bush and shoot from there etc.
    Also the leica 1200 seems to be the most common unit coming up second hand or is there a better model? I was looking a meter model.

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    i've had one for a long time never had any trouble with it.

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    do they just tell you the distance or do they tell you the angle you are reading on?

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    No the 1200's just read distance, they are a great basic unit & that's one of the best things about em. They just do one thing & do it very well & have great glass.

    Mist & light rain are the only thing that screws em up a bit.


    You will need to go to a "b" unit if you want all the other cool bits like TBR etc, if you don't mind paying a little more the 1600b's are great units
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    very happy with my 1200 . . . optics are very good, ranges well . . $5-600 on TM, money well spent compared to cheaper units that don't perform
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Just make sure you get the 1200 Scan if you are talking the older LRF series. Good reliable units.

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    what about the other rangemaster models like the 800,900 or 1000 just less distance? still the current compact model

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    Any one using a rangemaster crf 800?

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    You won't go wrong with a Leica I have the 1000 model and what I like is how fast the distances come back, almost instant. My old Leupold was slow and was short on ranges. The leica has ranged over a 1000 yards several times. Mine can be changed from Meters to yards whichever you choose. Great rangefinder would be lost without it now.

 

 

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