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If you haven't checked out the main page lately, here's the link to our latest feature--a very lengthy guide to premium Laser Rangefinders, including a TECH section.
The Swarovski came out on top, but we've provided some darn good reasons to spend less on competing products if you don't need 1200+ yard ranging.
Thanks to Chris Matthews for writing up his field tests with a half-dozen sample in the Wyoming high country.
This tome is over 8000 words, and probably represents 70 man-hours (not counting field testing time). But I guarantee you'll learn something new (hint: beam divergence is key).
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That is indeed the finest writeup of the various rangefinders on the market that I've ever seen. Already sent a link to the article on!
Thanks for another outstanding article. Guy
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I also enjoyed the article very much, I just wish they would have included an offering from newcon. I have read some good posts about these lately,
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cdog..."they" is the Moderator
Nice job Paul
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Hard to type with foot in mouth at the moment, but I'll manage
I really did enjoy the article, and didn't intend to step on any toes! But I have read on another forum that the newcon model 2000 will outrun the swaro for roughly half the price!
Just trying to give a little back from a place that has given me a lot,(this site)
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I borrowed a Leupold RX-11 from an older elk hunter buddy. He liked it but the display was to confusing with a rain function - slope angle - several mode changes. ( looking like a heads up display out of a fighter) .
He wished he had bought a simpler version with just range. It worked fine for me . This may help someone else making a purchase.
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One point that should be very important to anybody that hunts in very cold weather. Most of the rangefinders have LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) readouts. If the weather gets cold enough it will not be readable. The Leica's LED (Light Emitting Diode) does not have this problem. Have you ever had and LCD calculator and left it in the car in freezing weather? You usually cannot get a readout on it until it warms up some.
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Thanks Hans - just what I did today purchased the RX-1 my first rangefinder. Was confused on if I should get the 1500 s or the model IV, what brand, what range, but the thing that got me the most was the price. This ones $50.00 off and ranges where I need it to go.