Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Fire Sauce, Dec 28, 2008.
What's the hotness in rangefinders nowadays? Does LaRue make one? Anyone have a favorite?
Leica CRF or LRF 1200 if you need that kind of range out of one, they run $600 for the CRF. There are fancier ones out there but the Leicas are the standard for most people. If you don't want to spend quite that much Leupold and Nikon both have decent models in the 2-400 range.
I got one of these. I like how small it is and I've ranged known distance stuff out to 700 yards accurately. I do range reactive metal plates painted either black, white, or shot to shit and gray. How it would do on a elk or a varmit would be a different story.
All in all for $200 some dollars it was a worth wild investment. I saves breaking out the measuring tape for 35 and 50 yard zero's. Can confirm distances for rifle, match it with my balistic tables and check for accuracy. When you do all the home work you can bring your rifle shooting to the next level when your confident with your dope at various distances.
I just picked up a Bushnell Scout 1000 with ARC. It has a ballistic calculator that will tell you hold overs at different ranges, which is nice for on the fly, but there's still a 3-6 inch error at around 400 yds, but it'll get you close. I haven't played with it much, but it seems to be pretty decent, and easy to understand.
I 'd too.
Leica 1200 LRF is what I run. CRF is too small for me to hold steady, most everything else is junk IME.
Swaro supposedly makes a better one, but its expensive and I've never seen one in person.
You could scratch off "Bushnell" and write "Larue" with White Out and get the same effect.
I made a tripod for my LRF shit works perfect
I just baricade my elbows or forearms off of something. I try to use as close of a hold as I would my rifle. If I can't hold a rangefinder steady enough to get a accurate read, how am I going to hit it with a rifle.
It would add 60% to the sticker price.
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I'll post a pic in the xmas thread.
My wife got me the Leupold RX-IV.
I like how the holdovers can be set up for different rifles and even for my bow. Small size is important when you have to range an animal, drop it and let it hang to grab your bow and make the shot. I'll be playing with it a lot this week/weekend, so I'll get more of a feel for it then.
Glad she didn't get the one in camo, I'd just lose it.