I have 2 vari-x3 4.5 -14 power scopes and the leupold ultimate slam muzzleloader scope and they all are good in my opinion. The varix-3's are about 12 years old and the muzzleloader is about 3-4 years old. Maybe they manufacture the varix-3's somewhere else now I don't know, but it is sad to hear about there troubles. As far as the rangefinder I also use it mainly for archery and muzzleloader so the 300 yard range limit works for me, but disappointing.
Send it in to Leica tell them it's not ranging right and they will send you a brand new one at no cost. I actually had the LRF 900, I think it was the 900 and had problems with it in the cold while coyote hunting like it had moisture in it and froze and then you weren't able to range anything so I sent it in and they sent me a brand new crf 1200 I couldn't believe it. I didn't even pay a penny only too ship it to Leica. They stand behind there equipment 100%.
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