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    Posted: January/11/2012 at 01:59
I saw this on vortex's webpage and caught my attention. Mostly because i'm planning to trow my scout 1000 to the street. The damn thing can't range deer @ 375-400Yds. Out in the range it was impossible for me to range the metal silhouettes @ +-385 meters.
Do you think I'll have the same problem with the ranger 1000?? Should I consider buying something else
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote westernhunter23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/11/2012 at 10:25
What I have done in the past is not read the fine print.  Some brands will advertise their RF can reach out to 1000+, although the fine print says you have to have them mounted on a tripod to reach this distance.  I am not sure if this is the case for Vortex but it would be good to know.  I would call them and ask. They are really good and answering questions. 
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If you can afford it spend the money and buy a Leica.  They are fantastic. 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

If you can afford it spend the money and buy a Leica.  They are fantastic. 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FireEMT5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/12/2012 at 10:45
You'll also note that the vortex specs mention 1000 yds for reflective targets.  Last time I checked, deer fur wasn't all that reflective.  Not saying this new unit won't work, but I wouldn't expect it to do much over half of it's max stated range on non reflective targets.
 
For what it's worth, I'm running  Zeiss PRF rated for 1400 yds.  It has ranged reflective targets beyond 1400.  The furthest I've ranged deer is just over 500 yds with very repeatable results.  Haven't had the opportunity to range deer further, so I can't say for certain how much further it would go.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote supertool73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/12/2012 at 11:38
I ranged an elk at over 900 with my Leica crf 1200.  I bet the Zeiss will do just as well, it sounds like a good unit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ernie Bishop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/01/2012 at 01:53
The Leica 1200 usually would let me range an animal out to 900 yards or a tad further.
The Swaro LRF will range as far as I will ever need for game, as will Leica CRF 1600--Both of them have ranged terrain beyond 1500 yards.  The Leica is faster than the Swaro, and more compact.
If hoping to leave the binocs at home and use the LRF for both then I would go with the Swaro, as it works as a great monocular, and I have used it that was while hunting.
Swaro automatically has tri-pod adaptor, you have to buy one for the Leica.
Currently I have both the Leica 1600 and the Swaro.  I intend to get the tripod adaptor for the Leica and sell the Swaro.  Even with those intentions, I still haven't sold it, and I have had the Leica since spring of 2011.
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The new Vortex rangefinder looks similar to the Leupold rx-1000 tbr which i had purchase last year for deer season. Also i assume it will be very close in price. Leupold ran me 399. And Vortex advertises the suggested MSRP for 499. i have noticed that their site prices are typically high, roughly 1004 high for most optics. I am no expert as far as the optics go but i love my leupold. i have used bushnell and nikon and i personally feel that the leupold was better. i have also used a leica 1200, that was a friend of mine's.it is a really great compact range finder, very bright, clear, great quality, just out of my price range. The only complaint that i have against my leupold is the tbr system. It suggests that in order for its drop compensation or hold over to work properly for me ( I shoot a .300 win mag) that i sight my rifle in at 300yds. Other than that i think its great it is compact, light weight and clear. i have ranged deer with it over 600 yds and got a rock outcrop at 956yds this last hunting trip. All in all from the looks and the specs of the Vortex i think it will be similar to the Leupold in almost every way. I hope this helps.
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Originally posted by Brad4213 Brad4213 wrote:

i have noticed that their site prices are typically high, roughly 1004 high for most optics.
Should read I have noticed that their site prices are typically high, roughly $100 higher for most optics.
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Leupold Specs
Actual Magnification6x
Max Range (Reflective)1000 yd / 914.4 m
Max Range (Trees)700 yd / 640.1 m
Max Range (Deer)600 yd / 548.6 m
Min Range10.0 yd / 9.1 m
Linear Field of View (ft/1000 yd)320
Linear Field of View (m/1000 m)107
Angular Field of View (degrees)6.0
Weight7.8 oz / 221 g
Length3.8 in / 96.5 mm
Width1.3 in / 33 mm
Height2.8 in / 71.1 mm
Obj. Aperture (mm)22
Exit Pupil (mm)3.6
Eye Relief (mm)14
Vortex Specs
Range Reflective11-1000 yards
Range Deer11-500 yards
Accuracy+ / - 3 yards @ 1000 yards
Magnification6 x
Objective Lens Diameter22 mm
Linear Field of View315 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6 degrees
Eye Relief17 mm
Length3.9 inches
Width3 inches
Weight7.7 ounces
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote msummer88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/18/2012 at 22:58
I recently bought a Nikon Monarch Gold. I've ranged plenty of animals out to 900+ yards. Haven't had a chance to try to range anything further..yet. I love it. I use it for hunting and long range shooting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/14/2012 at 21:43
Another vote for the Leica...I've got an older crf-800 that replaced an even older lrf-800....no complaints with either.
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I have Lecia (crf1200) that I've used for about 5+ years now and love it.  Thunbs Up

I had the Leupold RX-IV and it was terrible, over 600 yards my old Bushnell yardage pro was more reliable.
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I think the leica is the way to go
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I just picked up a new Leica. It IS very nice, compact and sharp!  Excellent
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bitterroot Bulls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/19/2012 at 08:31
I am working on getting a Vortex Ranger 1000 for testing. It has a lot of features for the price, not the least is how compact it is. It fits the Vortex model of offering good bang for the buck.

If outright ranging is your goal the Bushnell Elite 1500, 1600 rangefinders will range accurately to long distances (like reflective targets out to 2000 yards), and are quite a bit less expensive than the Leica/Zeiss rangefinders.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucytuma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/19/2012 at 10:40
I see Bushnell is coming out with a 1300 series Scout range finder that looks promising.
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The ziess victory prf will range deer at 1000 yards and is 200 dollars cheaper!

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I own the vortex, and I own a leica.

I'll have a side by side review in the next week or so!
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By the time you buy a few more slightly less expensive rangefinders you have spent much more than the Leica. The Leica is what you will end up with in the end. But by stepping up, you will spend a whole lot more to get there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FOsteology Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/25/2012 at 17:39
I've had various Leica rangefinders. Dumped them for the Zeiss PRF 8x26.

The Leica CRF rangefinders I found to be difficult to get an accurate and consistent reading off hand. I much preferred the previous LRF (square body) as they were much easier to hold and keep steady.


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I picked my Ranger 1000 up last night. Holy cow, was I impressed. But considering I have been using a (P0S) Bushnell Yardage Pro this is amazing. While we were out hunting last night I had a chance to mess around with it. It is light, compact, and well built. I was shocked when I started ranging things with it. I could easily range a deer size bush or tree out to over 600 yards. When I started in on the bigger cedar trees, I was able to pick some up 1138 yards.  They were not huge trees either. Very simple and easy to use. And the lens is sweet to look through. Granted, it's not as good as my Swarovski binos, but dang good enough for me. I wouldn't go any other way for the $$$. 
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you shouldn't have any problem with the Vortex Ranger. good finder for the $$
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As was posted before, deer are not that reflective, as other makers have same issue. I just sight next to the deer that I know will reflect back. Works. Vortex rangefinder is nice for the money. Shop around and you can find deals on them. Found mine for 50 bucks cheaper than anyone else at B&H Photo of all places.
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