Reviews and Problems with Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600
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Great Optics with Complementing Features
23 April 2011
Summary: I am taking a hunting trip out west this year and wanted to purchase a range finder for my trip. Looked at several different range finders at Cabelas and none of them seemed to compare to the 1600. Cabelas (Hamburg, PA) allowed me to take the unit outside to range and it outperformed the 1000 at 1,200 yards. I have not tested to see how well this rangefinder will work beyond 1,200 yards. However, that was not the main reason I purchased this unit.
Summary: Awesome rangefinder picked up a building side at 1730 yards. Easy to use and small and lightweight. I had the 1200 and loved it and this one is every bit as good and of course ranges further. It come set up as metric measurements and so I had to change it to standard but that is simple too. Remember that at long distances you need a large reflective surface for it to range its not just going to range at 1600 yards guaranteed.
Summary: Having several Leica products, one of them being the Leica CRF 1200, I automatically 'assumed' that the 1600 would range to 1600. WRONG. It does not seem to range any further than the 1200. It does indeed have the incline and the temperature which is very valuable. I just believed that it had a further range than its 1200 yard sibling. If it is worth an extra $200 to see the angle and the temperature, then this is the machine for you.
Summary: Out of the box and the thing doesn't work. The unit wont stay on and wont range at all. Tried a new battery, no luck. Not very happy, for the price and the name I expected a lot more. Will return and try again.
Summary: finialy spent the money on a GREAT rangefinder! I still have an old nikon, but the 1600 hands down is one fine peice of equipment.Only one outing so far.We ranged a groundhog a 890 yds and were able to dial up to make a shot where the groundhog narowly excaped with its life.the CRF 1600 is able to range in shadows,aginst cut corn stalks,trees, deer(the deer was runing)we used the incline,temp,psi to enter into EXBAL all the information was spot on. BUY ONE!