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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2017, 06:52:03 PM »
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 12:04:59 AM »
I have a Leica 1600 and a Sig Kilo 2000. The Sig gets more use.

Sig is pretty amazing for the money. Leupolds work well in good conditions, a little fog or haze they don't so much. Vortex are by far the worst of the bunch, so painfully slow.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 09:35:59 PM »
Another nod to the Sig Kilo 2000.  :tup:
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2017, 10:28:53 PM »
I bought a new G7,got in to a long range.Before that had Leupold TBR_1000

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2017, 12:50:31 AM »
Here's my Leupold range finder from this past weeks elk hunt. I got sick of it not working so decided to use it for a practical purpose.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 06:58:00 AM »
I have the Sig 1200 and it won't read black objects or if it does it reads them about 7 yards longer than they really are.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2017, 07:05:31 AM »
Here's my Leupold range finder from this past weeks elk hunt. I got sick of it not working so decided to use it for a practical purpose.

They still make aluminum arrows?! 

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2017, 07:05:42 AM »
When I did my research a year ago, I found this to be the standard:

Sig 2000
Leica 1600
Everything else

I bought a Sig 850 and I love it, but I don't like the black display.  Wish it was red.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2017, 07:08:26 AM »
I use the Leica 1600 and have not had any issues other than if you run into fog.  It throws off the reading.  Other than that, it has been a great unit.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2017, 04:07:17 PM »
Here's my Leupold range finder from this past weeks elk hunt. I got sick of it not working so decided to use it for a practical purpose.

They still make aluminum arrows?!

Yep. I'm thinking of switching to carbon to get a flatter trajectory at closer ranges, though

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »
I have a Vortex 1000 and have no complaints.  I push the button, it tells me either the actual range or the ballistic range and if it breaks they will send me a new one no questions asked.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2017, 11:41:24 AM »
Just picked up the Sig 2000, cabelas had a good sale, got it for 275 shipped,  it is fast! was able to pick up plenty of targets in the 1700-2000 yard range without much trouble. 

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2017, 11:43:48 AM »
Sig Kilo 2400ABS

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2017, 11:48:49 AM »
I live on the coast and we deal with fog my leica would not give readings with any fog the Bushnell did better. I have a swaroski and it works.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2017, 12:25:55 PM »
Sig Kilo 2400ABS

I have read good things about the 2400.  Have you had it out in the fog?
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2017, 12:56:39 PM »
It has always worked well.

I guess I cannot say in the fog.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2017, 09:07:01 AM »
Leica 1600.  The gold standard by which all others are measured.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2017, 12:45:12 PM »
upgraded from a redfield earlier this year to a sig kilo 2000, i love it.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2017, 12:51:03 PM »
Leica 1200 is what I have now.  I sure like the new G7 BR2500 Ballistic Rangefinder 7x reviews that came out. 
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2017, 09:48:01 PM »
Sig 2400 is superfast - much more responsive and longer range than the Leica 1600B - and it should be at twice the cost.

Ranges up to 2200 yards consistently.




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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2017, 03:37:22 AM »
Just bought a Sig 2200 Kilo.  I had narrowed it down to Sig 2000 Kilo or Vortex Ranger 1500, went to Cabela's check them out in person.  The Sig was better menu wise and the aiming reticle was smaller and it had the better range.  While I was standing there, noticed they had a sale on the 2200 for $428 so I bought it.  So far I have been able to range wet grass out to 1100 in bright sunlight consistently.  Waiting for an overcast day to really see what it can do.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2017, 02:53:22 PM »
I have an older Leica 800 and a g7 br2

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2017, 02:58:24 PM »
For the money nothing ranges further than the Sig Kilos.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2017, 09:43:06 AM »
I picked up two of the Sig Silo 2200, very disappointed for sure! I read so much hype about them being hands down better than the Vortex 1500 -- Simply not true! I talked to the Sig rep & he mentioned it could be the batteries that were used so he sent me two upgraded ones that are used in the 2400 models. (Duracell's) No difference in them. Our 2200's are best used in 0-900 yards at best, in most cases 800 yards is the best it will do & that's after you click the button a 1/2 dozen times! Once we did get a skosh over 1000 yards. The 1500 is brighter & will laser ranges side by side if not better than the Sig. I sold one of the Sigs & will be selling the other shortly. I have no idea how some here claim 2000 yards+ with this model. It simply is not true for us, as I mentioned I was very disappointed with them. Too, they have no way to attach them to your pack? The Vortex have a metal belt clip & slides perfectly on my packs horizontal chest strap.

  It doesn't matter to me who owns what but those considering the 2200 may want to check out other units first!

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