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Offline scottcrb

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2017, 07:54:33 AM »
I have Leupold rx 1000i tbr and has been great. Would have gotten the Leica if I had the money .

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 08:02:40 AM »
Leupold or Leica.  Had great luck with Leupold.  Wouldn't touch anything Vortex.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2017, 08:11:46 AM »
Kilo 2000, the new model.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 09:06:28 AM »
I purchased the Vortex Ranger 1000 2 years ago.  It is great when you have 100% clear line of sight.  However, it picks up the tiniest intervening object if there is one - raindrop, blade of grass tiny twig.  I tried to get it to range a mule deer in very light brush last archery season - even when the crosshair was on the deer and in the clear, it was under-ranging, 28, 35 when I KNEW it was farther.  I finally gave up, gave it my best old-school range estimate of 40 yards - and shot right under the brisket.  More like 46 I guess, that's hunting :)
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 10:33:52 AM »
Leupold or Leica.  Had great luck with Leupold.  Wouldn't touch anything Vortex.
Why the ban on Vortex?

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 11:42:20 AM »
For $209 on Camofire you can't go wrong.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
Leica all the way... Was out Antelope hunting last year with a member on here as we were leaving truck he mentioned he forgot his rangefinder. I told him not to worry I had mine ( a Vortex) we got into a nice herd of goats between 200 and 300 yards out my Vortex just flat would not pick them up.  Hunted later in the season and friend had a Leica simply put is was just amazing on everything we ranged.  I talked with other big game guides all were using Leica.  I am now using a Leica and absolutely love it.  A lot of prairie dogs and gophers in the past 3 weeks wished I never had it.

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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 12:03:28 PM »
Leupold or Leica.  Had great luck with Leupold.  Wouldn't touch anything Vortex.
Why the ban on Vortex?
Every single person that I personally know has had issues with their Vortex stuff wether it is a scope, binocs or range finder. It is a good thing that their warranty is so great because you will more than likely need it. There is a reason that you see a lot of Vortex stuff for sale on this site and many others.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2017, 12:19:10 PM »
My Leica has been reliable for years.
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Re: Which rangefinder do you use?
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2017, 01:57:06 PM »
Thanks for the advice folks!  I found a deal on a Sig Kilo 1250 for $179.99 so I jumped on it.  I'll let you know my thoughts once I've had a chance to use it! 

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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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