I am looking to get a new range finder. I have been hearing some bad things about these range finders. I need responses from actual users, and not just speculation or brand bashing please. I am looking at getting the new RX-1000i TBR W/DNA and hear it's supposed to be much better, quicker and accurate. It even comes equipped with a plug in you can hook to your USB port and update new software as it comes out.
I'll be using this for archery primarily and have yet to use a range finder with the compensated yardages for angles, and think it could be beneficial. I've missed a couple deer to miscompensation unfortunately , Usually fairly decent at estimating compensation, but obviously not good enough haha.
I will also be using this for rifle hunting and need a range finder that can give me 600-1,000 yards when needed. I've been considering the new Leica CRF 1600 and know it's a great range finder that will undoubtebly give me the longer ranges with precision, but was hoping that the Leupold would serve my purpose as it's about half the price. Plus I do not think the Leica has a "bow mode" that shows both yardages and compensates for archery at distances under 100 yards like the RX-1000i does.
I really need a smaller compact range finder like the ones mentioned here as I wear my range finder on my bino harness and the less bulky the better for me.