- Feb 25, 2012
Is there a simple 500 yard rf that gives horizontal distance minus all of the whistles and bells and sirens and flashing lights?
Look for an older Leica LRF 900. I used it for bow hunting and rifle hunting and found it to be spot on. I see them on ebay for less than $300. I bought a Leupold RX-1000 this year but only because of it's size, otherwise I would still be using the Leica.
In the terrain I hunt and the ranges I'm willing to shoot the angle calculations are not an issue for my .300 Win. I worked out the geometry and for my bow from a tree stand the difference is less than 2 yards out to 60 yds so I just can't see spending the extra $$ for the angle stuff.I have used a sandwich shaped Leica LRF 1200 since they were released. The old Leicas are spot on go down to about 15 yds, but lack angle calculations.
Do they work good for close archery shots, say 65 yards?