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I currently have a Leupold RX-750 with TBR.  It ranges fine, but the optics are terrible.  The more I hunt with it the more I hate it.  I had a wild hog come out last evening and tried range it, couldn't make it out. Needless to say my guess was off. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/24/2012 at 17:55
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Leica or zeiss. Both have excellent glass.
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Thanks I'll look into both. I was investigating the Zeiss last night
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I have the RX1000i, and I've looked through the Leica.  The glass is great.  Literally day and night from the Leupold glass.  I haven't looked at the Zeiss, but I expect it would be similar.  I will say that the Leica is very compact, and easily fits in a shirt pocket.  Doesn't sound like a big deal, but I've heard the Zeiss is noticeably bigger.  I like the rangefinder in my pocket so it doesn't get in the way of my binos.  BUT, if you're hunting close in, you might only want the Leica CRF for your optics.  The glass is really nice.
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If you're using the 750 that means you've still got the black display. That suckkkkkks for any kind of low light.

Just below this thread I did a review on the Leica and Vortex units. They both have a really good illumination in them. I like the glow inside the RX-1000 too if you're a Leupold guy.

But yeah, ditch that 750 Big Grin
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I think I'll trade it in for the Leica 1600-B.  Now to convince the wife it is a must have itemBig Grin
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...or find a way to trade for it without her knowing.  Just sayin'.Wink
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I would have gone for the Leica, but didn't like the added price for the 1600 yard model vs. the Zeiss PRF. I've gotten 1300+ yard readings with the Zeiss and it's faster and lighter than the Swaro I had.
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