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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    Rest assured, there's nothing else you should be looking at other than the 1600.
    That's what I'm thinking too. If I was into long range stuff I would entertain the 1600, but since I'm not the 1000 should be fine.

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    Get the new Leica 1000R. Angle comp from 10 to 600. Line of sight to 1000. No ballistics. Best for bow and "range dial shoot" for rifle hunting.
    Second choice would be Leupold 1000i TBR. Original 1000 used ballistics in bow mode, don't touch it.
    The 1600 has no angle comp under 100. Sold mine and bought the Leupy 1000i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I thought all of their gold ring line was all US made or used to be anyways. Has that changed now? I have had good luck with their VXII scopes but all mine are older but I been thinking about getting a new VXII with LRD.
    I have the same scopes also. They are awesome but I got them 7-8 years ago. From the info I have is all but the rifle scopes are outsourced.
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    I have a leica 1600 and I love it. I got multiple readings off of a metal silver colored grain bin at 1999 yds. I have ranged antelope with mine at 800+ yards. I also found it very helpful for planning a stalk as mentioned above.

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    I have a leupold, 600 or 450 I don't remember, I bought a couple of years ago and its a joke as far as clarity goes. I thought it would be comparable to their scopes or binoculars but it isn't even close. Maybe they have come a ways in the last couple of years, but I doubt it.

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    Leica 1600 for me too. Reliable, lightweight, quality optics and i've hit stuff over 1300 yards with it. I had a Leupold and got rid of it b/c the leica display is brighter and the glass is better. Leupold has lots of bells and whistles that just distracted me

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    Oh as far as ranging it ranges deer well to 300 yards, which doesn't really help much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I have the same scopes also. They are awesome but I got them 7-8 years ago. From the info I have is all but the rifle scopes are outsourced.
    Good to hear the scopes are still US made! I think all 3 of mine are over 10 years old and 1 is over 15. My cousin had a VXIII a couple years ago that wouldnt hold zero for nothing, even sent it back to Leupold once or twice and still had same problem so it has me a little reluctant to put a new scope on my gun when I have fallen on rocks and beat the heck out of the one thats on it and its never knocked it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoHiCntry View Post
    That's what I'm thinking too. If I was into long range stuff I would entertain the 1600, but since I'm not the 1000 should be fine.
    Im sure the 1000 would be good but I would go with the 1600 because the one for longer ranges will be the most reliable at closer ranges. I would have got the 1600 but it hadnt been made yet when I got my 1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky19 View Post
    I have a leupold, 600 or 450 I don't remember, I bought a couple of years ago and its a joke as far as clarity goes. I thought it would be comparable to their scopes or binoculars but it isn't even close. Maybe they have come a ways in the last couple of years, but I doubt it.
    I have the 600, not impressed I don't think it picks up anything past 300 yds! Got it for Christmas so I didn't get to try before you buy. I mainly use it for bow hunting here so it's ok, but would suck for out west.

 

 

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