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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 06:20:22 PM »
I've had several, (and still have a few) rangefinders.  Leica is by far the best one I've ever had.  No "switching close/far", no programming for rain/fog, or anything.  Just push the only button on it, and that is it. 

Surprisingly it's got real decent glass it it!  I actually used it on a hunt to glass with, as it was way more clear than the binoculars I had. 
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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2015, 10:14:39 PM »
I use the Nikon Rifel hunter for both archery and my 06.  It is REALLY simple you have 2 modes. angle commentator is ON of OFF that is it. for the close stuff you only need range down to the yard and if you are shooting farther than 500 yards you need a high end range finder just for the rifle. mine does good double duty for a reasonable price. I almost fell for the nikon archer but pulled my head out in time. You wont be sorry.
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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2015, 07:07:10 PM »
Leica hands down. For all around use
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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2015, 07:29:19 PM »
I don't understand where Leica gets all the love, I know they make great glass but I have binoculars so I don't use a rangefinder for glassing. I get that the Leica will range farther than most but he said he wants one for multipurpose rifle and bow. Personally I think for multipurpose use a bushnell with ARC is the answer. Wanna know your bullet drop at 400 yards, select the proper rifle cartridge grouping and you're in business. Lets say you are bowhunting and you have an extreme uphill or downhill angle, no guessing required use the bow mode and it will give you actual yardage, as well as the compensated yardage to actually shoot for.

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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2015, 07:59:36 PM »
I liked the Leica also but the price point was not what I was looking for so I took the fact that I liked the red image and went with the Vortex Ranger 1000.  It worked awesome during early archery, too bad I didn't do my part.  The range really pops with the red.  I had a Leupold 750 and I liked that but the Vortex is better in my opinion.  Both had/have a great warranty so that helps too.

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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2015, 08:07:44 PM »
I have run Leica for the last ten years. They have the fastest response I have seen. I can generally get it to Bounce a read off the antler of a bedded 4 point buck that's in Archery range. I have tryed the Swarovski and it's very slow.
I have the 1600 model lieca and it will read a deer to 8 to 900 yards and further on an elk.

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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2015, 07:53:56 PM »
The Leica is one of the better range finders out there for rifle hunting, unless you want to spend at least double. For archery hunting, I prefer the Leupold.

I still haven't found a range finder I really like to use for both. Right now I run the Leica 1600B for rifle hunting, and the Leupold 1000TBR for archery. That is the best system for my uses. The Leica is better in every way, except it doesn't give angle correction under 100 yds, so I won't use it for achery.

If I had to choose just one rangefinder for everything, I would go with the Leupold 1200TBR. I bought one for my dad , and I'm testing it now.
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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2015, 09:50:45 PM »
Leica.

I have a Nikon Monarch 1200, and it is fine. The Leica is the best I have ever used though.  I just don't need that good of a range finder, what I have works just fine.  It's not the best, but it's plenty good enough. 

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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 01:27:27 PM »
I'm really interested in the Vortex 1000, it seems like a great choice as a universal rangefinder. I even found a solid review on it here, https://outdooropticshq.com/best-rangefinder-hunting-reviews/, however, I want to know how it compares to the Leupold RX-1200 because there is a sale on them currently. Thanks.

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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2018, 11:14:35 PM »
I'm really interested in the Vortex 1000, it seems like a great choice as a universal rangefinder. I even found a solid review on it here, https://outdooropticshq.com/best-rangefinder-hunting-reviews/, however, I want to know how it compares to the Leupold RX-1200 because there is a sale on them currently. Thanks.

I run the Vortex 1000, and really like it, for archery and rifle hunting. Like the Leica, it is a red display. After using that, I would not buy a range finder with a black display. Both the Leica and Vortex have a simple display, and don't put a bunch of stuff you don't need in there. I would strongly recommend checking out one of those.

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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2018, 11:54:39 PM »
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Re: Best Rangefinder for Archery / Rifle
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2018, 08:26:27 AM »
Leica hands down. For all around use
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