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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeDIY View Post
    thanks Elkoholic, I hadnt really thought about a Zeis
    No problem. It seems that a lot of people overlook them. All of their stuff is awesome and very easy to use. Another note on the Zeiss rangefinder is that it ranges on the release of the button which seems to be more accurate. Also, I think the way that it's shaped, you can hold it steadier for longer ranges, than say a Leica. My only complaint is that the aiming circle is a little too big. Sometimes it can be hard pinpointing a small object way out there.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    Hey, I just received my Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaster in the mail yesterday. I took it out to the range this morning and gave it a go. It is the best rangefinder I have ever used and will last me a long time. I went through many cheap rangefinders throughout the years that have under performed and then failed me. I have yet to not get a range on a target that I could hit with my long range set up. I wish I would have bought a nice rangefinder to begin with and would have saved money, but I am glad that I ended up with this one. I can't believe how small, fast, and how accurate it is.

    If you can afford it (I can't but I bought it anyway), go with the Leica CRF 1600 Rangemaster. You will not be disappointed!

    Here is a website with some good info on rangefinder www.bestforhunting.com
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    I have a Leupold Rx II and last fall it quit, right in the middle of a hunt. Ranged one tree, and the next one "nothing" hasn't worked since and it says the battery is still good !

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    Leica... Hands down IMO...
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    Anybody else use Nikon? I've used the Monarch 800 for about 6 years now and it's never failed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    I highly recommend the Zeiss Victory PRF. It is the quickest rangefinder I have used so far. You can also hold the button down and it will give you consistent, accurate readings over and over again. This is good for double, triple and quadruple checking your yardage before the shot or ranging game on the run. You'll find that 600 yards is cake with the Zeiss; it's capable of much farther. So, if fast readings is what you're after.. Go Zeiss! It's faster than Leica and Swaro, and believe it or not, the glass is also better than those two.
    I think elkoholic is a little delusional, i think we all know Leica Geovids are top dog! haha

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    I also use Nikon Rifle Hunter 1000. As a western hunter that does a little bit of everything it seems to fit the bill.

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    Mike is right. The Geovids are for sure the best, if they are allowed in the discussion.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    Pronghorn73, How far out does that Nikon Monarch read-out....REALLY... Most rangefinders I've seen state that they are accurate to 300 yds on deer sized game....will that nikon range to 800 on deer sized game? How about Leica's? I've used some friend's "Bushys" and a few Leupolds (B&C) and I concluded that both sucked! The Leicas run around a grand or so, correct? I'm leaning toward them...so far!

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    You are right shootbrownelk, it will not range a deer at 800 yrds.....but I don't need it to, I would never shoot that far anyway. If I can get a reading on something close by ( rock, tree, bush, side of the mnt, ect.) thats good enough for me. I can get readings on game out to 500-600 yrds.........works for me.
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