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    Posted: August/02/2016 at 22:09
Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Originally posted by Wood Wood wrote:

Just over a week ago I was at an archery shoot on a ski hill where range finders were legal. It was foggy and drizzely.  One guy had a Sig. He was able to get good readings when the other 3 of us could not with our other brand range finders. That is a game changer for me, and I have been very pleased with My Leupold 1000.


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Originally posted by Wood Wood wrote:

Just over a week ago I was at an archery shoot on a ski hill where range finders were legal. It was foggy and drizzely.  One guy had a Sig. He was able to get good readings when the other 3 of us could not with our other brand range finders. That is a game changer for me, and I have been very pleased with My Leupold 1000.


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Just over a week ago I was at an archery shoot on a ski hill where range finders were legal. It was foggy and drizzely.  One guy had a Sig. He was able to get good readings when the other 3 of us could not with our other brand range finders. That is a game changer for me, and I have been very pleased with My Leupold 1000.
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This all sounds very positive, except that now I fear that I may pulled the trigger too soon on my Sample List Leica CRF1600-B.  Has anyone done a side-by-side of the Sig vs. the Leica?  Should I regret my relatively recent purchase?
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First pic is of range on a heifer at dusk, mounted on a tripod, not in hyper-scan.

If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Mike the glass is good. It has a blue-tint that throws off color rendition, but resolution is very good. The tint I would bet is because of how strong the laser is too.
If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Mike, I just got back from my Father in laws house and he has some really good views from his place. In hyper-scan I was getting 2500 yard returns on desert junipers and mesquite trees. Single press returns on the same petered out at 1900 yards. This was all while being mounted on the tripod, and it is now 92* and no clouds.

 Back before I bought the tripod adapter, I have had returns on chest sized steel plates at over 1000 yards hand holding braced against my pick-up. But that was at about 8:00 am, on a much cooler day, as well.
If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Mike I forgot to say I have two friends that have the 2000 and their reports are super happy.

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Thanks Skip and Billy for the quick replies!!!  Excellent   Thunbs Up
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Mike it is 90* here today, no clouds,13% humidity, with a 15mph wind, and I can get fast easy returns at over 1000 yards when mounted on my tripod. I bought the LRI tridod adapter, which BTW, is a very slick piece of gear. This was done in my driveway, which is in a suburban area with a lot of trees, and I can't stretch it much further than that due to line of sight issues.


 I just hand-held a return at 914 on a telephone pole top. It took hitting the button twice...

 And I haven't tried the hyper-scan mode yet either!


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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

So it can range over 2k yards, how's the glass compared to lets say Leica? How's the performance during a hot sunny afternoon when just about every range finder' performance is cut by 1/4 or more.

Please let us know your findings Chop. Smile


Mike we don't have hot sunny afternoons where I live it's 60* right now with a 20m mph wind out of the WNW which means it coming off the lake which is 52* - 54* now.

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So it can range over 2k yards, how's the glass compared to lets say Leica? How's the performance during a hot sunny afternoon when just about every range finder' performance is cut by 1/4 or more.

Please let us know your findings Chop. Smile
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I got a KILO 2000 a little while back and have been playing with it.  Frankly, I've been astonished at its performance.  I have a steep mountain near my home and there is a good variety of "targets" to range from the comfort of my front porch.  Neighbor and I were standing in my driveway and ranged a prominent boulder on the mountain side at 2862 yards.  We then walked to the end of the driveway about 20 yards closer and ranged it again.  You guessed it... 2843 yards.  If only I had this gadget back in my hard core sheep hunting days!  Plus the danged thing is affordable!  I'll bet the competitors are really squirming.  
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A friend put the Kilo through a pretty thorough evaluation and compared it to several of the top consumer RFs.

His conclusion was that the Kilo is an absolute home run, especially in value.
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Thanks chop.
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I ordered one , everybody I talked to about rf's in general all suggested I take a hard look at the Sig. I remember when the Lieca 1200 came out folks were singing its praises and you know what ? ,it was and still is a good rf.I will report back in a week or 2 .
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so, has this lived up to the hype?

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Well how about the Zeiss LRF should be easy to sell...  Wink
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I wish I hadn't seen this. Although at the ranges I hunt there's no RATIONAL reason to replace my Zeiss.
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