Leica CRF 1000 Laser Range Finder Review

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LEICA 1000 CRF RANGEMASTER Rangfinder Review


Editor: Mike


40 529 (switchable between Metres and Yards)
Carrying cord, battery, Cordura case
Maginfication 7 x24 mm
Just the Facts:
Range ability
10 to 915 m / 10 to 1000 yds
Accuracy
± 1 m/yd to 366 m/400 yds,
± 2 m/yds to 732 m/800 yds,
± 0,5 % over 732 m/800 yds
Other Technical Facts
highly improved LED display with four digits, easily legible in any light
yes
turn down rubber eyecups
Roof prism with phase correction coating P40
AquaDura™
Watertight to a depth of 1 m/3.2 ft
Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic material
113 x 75 x 34 mm
41⁄2 x 21⁄4 x 11⁄4 in
approx. 220 g / 7.8 oz incl. battery
no
Eye-safe invisible laser according to EN and FDA class1
approx. 0.5 x 2.5 mrad
maximum approx. 0.85 s
Battery Life
Scanning mode
1 x 3 V/Lithium-type C2R
approx. 2,000 measurements at 20 °C/68 °F


Story:
I have been using the Leica 1000 CRF Range Finder for about 6 months. I have taken it on several hikes, hunting in Idaho, I have taken it to the gun range, and on several Deer and Elk scouting trips.
During each outing I take time to range a variety of items: Rocks, trees, animals, whatever I think represents what the device will be used for in a hunting situation or outdoor situation.
I cannot stress enough the importance of a range finder when hunting. When bowhunting a mis judge of distance as small as a couple of yards, can lead to a miss, or worse a wounded animal. When rifle hunting or muzzleloader hunting a mis judge of 50 yards can result in the same. GET A RANGE FINDER.
Back to the Leica 1000. For the price of $599, I think it is the best all around option for a range finder.
Why do I say that?
-I can easily range animals out to 1000, just as advertised
-It is EASY to use, push once to get the red box on target, push again and get an ACCURATE range
-It is durable
-It will last and last.

I have a couple of other range finders that are advertised to range out to 1000 yards, well I cannot get them to do it. That is just simply not the case with the Leica 1000. It can be counted on to range accurately regardless of the condition out to the advertised range.
To summarize: I have ranged many many items from 20 yards to 1000 yards with ZERO failures. This device is accurate, dependable, and just flat works! Great job Lieca.


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