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I have elk, mule deer, and antelope tags for an area mostly sage brush.

Would the Lecia 7x24 CRF 1200 be appropriate?
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It is more than likely more rangefinder than you really need, not that that is a bad thing but you have to figure how far you are able to shoot accurately with the rifle and scope you have. Not sure I could justify the cost of a 1200 yd rangefinder for bow hunting or for 200 to 300 yd shots. If you are comfortable shooting a rifle at 600 then it might be the right tool.
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You could get the Lecia 7x24 CRF 900 and save a bill if you want. If I had to do it again, I would still get the Lecia 7x24 CRF 1200. It's really nice. We're ranging things up to 1300 yards and more all the time. Not only for hunting and profiling but also for setting shooting ranges up at camp, it's a very useful tool. I want to see Chris' review of the new Zeiss vs. the Leica sometime in the near future. Wink

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I have shot allot of ground squirrels at 250 yards with a .223 from the bags on a bench.

But on this trip I will probably take 257 Roberts Ackley, 7mmMag, 308, 300WM, and 338WM with bi-pods and steady stix.

I have quick target that I can get my trajectory and wind drift.

I can get those cartridges to shoot flat to 300 yards if zeroed at 200 yards.

I was thinking I could get a range finder and read if the animal is at 400y or 500y, so I know if I need 20" of hold over or 40" of hold over.


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So what did you decide??

Another deer season behind me and the 2 year honeymoon with my crf1200 is still going strong!!  Thunbs%20Up
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I bought it from SWFA, and hunted with it.

I will never hunt over sage brush without a range finder again.

It works great from the truck window.
Not so well when crawling on my belly through the tall grass.

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