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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 3_tens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/24/2012 at 09:19
By the time you buy a few more slightly less expensive rangefinders you have spent much more than the Leica. The Leica is what you will end up with in the end. But by stepping up, you will spend a whole lot more to get there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FOsteology Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/25/2012 at 17:39
I've had various Leica rangefinders. Dumped them for the Zeiss PRF 8x26.

The Leica CRF rangefinders I found to be difficult to get an accurate and consistent reading off hand. I much preferred the previous LRF (square body) as they were much easier to hold and keep steady.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bunky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/21/2012 at 14:50
I picked my Ranger 1000 up last night. Holy cow, was I impressed. But considering I have been using a (P0S) Bushnell Yardage Pro this is amazing. While we were out hunting last night I had a chance to mess around with it. It is light, compact, and well built. I was shocked when I started ranging things with it. I could easily range a deer size bush or tree out to over 600 yards. When I started in on the bigger cedar trees, I was able to pick some up 1138 yards.  They were not huge trees either. Very simple and easy to use. And the lens is sweet to look through. Granted, it's not as good as my Swarovski binos, but dang good enough for me. I wouldn't go any other way for the $$$. 
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you shouldn't have any problem with the Vortex Ranger. good finder for the $$
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As was posted before, deer are not that reflective, as other makers have same issue. I just sight next to the deer that I know will reflect back. Works. Vortex rangefinder is nice for the money. Shop around and you can find deals on them. Found mine for 50 bucks cheaper than anyone else at B&H Photo of all places.
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Just got my ranger 1000 yesterday. Love it! Gonna be great and get broke in on the golf course this summer before using it in the field this fall.
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