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Jq23
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Feb-22-17, 
11:06 PM (MST)
"Vortex rangefinders"

I'm thinking of buying a new vortex rangefinder. I would prefer the 1000 yard one but I have read that it can only range big game animals out to about 550 yards and further if it's reflective. Those of you who have one do they range further than 550? Can they range an animal out to 1000 yards?
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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Vortex ran...  mtmuley      Feb-23-17   1 
  RE: Vortex ran...  Jq23      Feb-23-17   2 
   RE: Vortex ran...  mtmuley      Feb-23-17   3 
   RE: Vortex ran...  3blade      Feb-23-17   4 
    RE: Vortex ran...  Jq23      Feb-23-17   5 
 RE: Vortex ran...  gr8fuldoug      Feb-25-17   6 
  RE: Vortex ran...  elkhunterUT      Feb-28-17   7 
   RE: Vortex ran...  elkhunterUT      Feb-28-17   8 
    RE: Vortex ran...  fullthrottle      Mar-03-17   9 
     RE: Vortex ran...  hank4elk      Mar-06-17   10 
     RE: Vortex ran...  TX_Diver      Mar-28-17   11 
      RE: Vortex ran...  Servehim      Mar-30-17   12 
       RE: Vortex ran...  mtAl      Apr-04-17   13 
        RE: Vortex ran...  mdndeer      Apr-04-17   14 
         RE: Vortex ran...  Servehim      Apr-04-17   15 
          RE: Vortex ran...  SLIVER      Apr-10-17   16 
           RE: Vortex ran...  mtAl      Apr-15-17   17 
 RE: Vortex ran...  NilsFrost      May-29-17   18 
  RE: Vortex ran...  Duminus      Jul-09-17   19 
   RE: Vortex ran...  NORKALNIMROD      Aug-04-17   20 
   RE: Vortex ran...  NORKALNIMROD      Aug-05-17   21 
    RE: Vortex ran...  brdhuntr      Aug-05-17   22 

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mtmuley
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Feb-23-17, 
06:38 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Do your self a favor. Look at the Sig Kilo rangefinders. mtmuley

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Jq23
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Feb-23-17, 
12:34 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Which one do you have? I looked at the 1250 one, can they range animals out to the range they claim? Do they have a good warranty like vortex?

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mtmuley
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Feb-23-17, 
06:46 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Don't have a Sig. Still using a 1200 Nikon. If I were to buy one right now, I'd go Sig 2200. Unless of course, you have the coin for a 2400. None of the Vortex stuff appeals to me. Bought a spotter a couple years ago from them, broken right out of the box. DONE with Vortex. mtmuley

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Feb-23-17, 
09:23 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

>Which one do you have? I
>looked at the 1250 one,
>can they range animals out
>to the range they claim?
>Do they have a good
>warranty like vortex?

Cabelas has the Sig's on sale right now, or at least they did last week. I picked up a Kilo 1250 and it does range the cows out back of my house at the distance they claim. Quick too.

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Jq23
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Feb-23-17, 
09:59 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

What kind of warranty do they have?

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gr8fuldoug
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Feb-25-17, 
12:39 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

FYI, The majority of rangefinders will range game to approx. 60-65% of their full range which is, as you said, based on a reflected target.

If there is anything else that I can
assist you with please let me know.
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elkhunterUT
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Feb-28-17, 
09:15 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

I recently sold my Vortex 1000 rangefinder & picked up the new Sig Sauer Kilo 2200. The one thing that drove me nuts about the Vortex rangefinder is that you have to press the button three times to get a range reading-way too slow. The Sig Kilo is lightning fast on the reading and has much better long distance range on both animals and reflective targets.

The Sig is an impressive rangefinder & I believe is as good or better than any rangefinder out there right now. Check one out for sure before buying any others.

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elkhunterUT
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Feb-28-17, 
09:24 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

To answer your question about Sig's warranty-their optics have what they call an "infinite guarantee", which is really an unlimited lifetime guarantee. They will fix or replace any problems.

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fullthrottle
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Mar-03-17, 
10:21 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

I have a like new leupold 1000 that I will sale you for $150. Just bought some Leica rangefinder binos so I don't need the rangefinder anymore. By the way they blow the vortex away. Bought both vortex and leupold when I bought mine and did a real life test, took about 2 minutes to decide which one was better, no comparison.

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hank4elk
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Mar-06-17, 
07:50 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Thought I upgraded when I got the Vortex 1000,but only slightly.
I have ranged 900 yrd trees in open. Only trust it within 700 consistently.Have to use a brace if it is not more than a quick read at a 100 yrd tree.Damn things bounce like crazy.
Do like the red screen,easy to see.
Like the Leupolds much more than Vortex.
Every one I know with Vortex has needed their replacement policy,that's any Vortex product.

Getting a Sigg ASAP now.

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Mar-28-17, 
07:53 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Buy this guys leupold unless you actually need to range game at 1000 yards (in which case I recommend the sig).

I love vortex due to what you get for the $, but I sold my vortex ranger and got the leupold due to the leupold being faster to use in the field.

With regards to ranging though my vortex and leupold were good for about the same distance.

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Mar-30-17, 
00:16 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Buddy of mine needs cash. Has a Leica 900 in like new condition . How does that stack up to Sig. Learned many years ago that spending the extra coin initially on quality stuff is wise , if inferior stuff is purchased it usually gets replaced by quality stuff and cost me more in the long run.

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mtAl
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Apr-04-17, 
11:14 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Can't compare the Leica 900 to the Sig but I've had a Leica 900 for years, probably since the first year they sold them. It ranges farther than 900 all the time. I think it thinks its a Leica 1200.... If it doesn't take a reading on the critter it takes about 1/10 second to range a rock or tree next to it. Not a problem. Small, long lasting battery, no ballistic computer BS, simple to use.

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Apr-04-17, 
07:56 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Just wondering, when you say it can't compare are you saying the Leica is above and beyond or the Sig is. I was thinking on getting a Leica so I am truly wondering.

Take Care

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Servehim
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Apr-04-17, 
11:17 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Curious myself, think op uses his Leica 900 and loves it but no means to compare it to the Sig. Not sure ? I Bought the Leica and very impressed so far .

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Apr-10-17, 
08:30 AM (MST)
16. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

I just sold the Leica 1600-B and bought the Sig 2400 ABS. The Sig will range further, and provides ballistic solutions for each range. Angle compensation mode will go down to +/- 4 yards, so it can be used for angle compensated archery applications also. Many more features compared to the Leica. Optically equal.

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mtAl
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Apr-15-17, 
03:30 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Sorry all!! My point was that I, personally, can't make the comparison vs. "Sig doesn't compare to Leica".

My bad.

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May-29-17, 
02:03 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Greetings! You know sometimes you might buy a scope after reading what is advertised on the pack, but when getting home or when in use, you will find some faults with it that do not tally with what the producer had advertised.Take a snapshot of if there is any use in buying rifle scopes with rangefinders. I hope it will help also. I haven't used Vortex rangefinder for a 1000 yds, but I have been using Bushnell laser rangefinder 4-12x42 and it fulfills my shooting fantasy. If you continue to get unsatisfied with the one you have, then I will advise you to try another. I hope my little advice did help! Good luck.

http://perfectriflescope.com/is-there-any-use-in-buying-a-rifle-scope-with-a-rangefinder/

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Jul-09-17, 
10:56 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

Hey folks,

Nowadays, many rifle scope manufacturing companies are designing rifle scope with built in rangefinder for the hunters to make it 2 in 1 device. Although the rifle scopes with rangefinder are extremely beneficial for the big game hunters.like : All-in-one Scope, Improve of Accuracy,Adequate field of view,Exit Pupil etc. However, they have some disadvantages too. like : Fairly Large,Bulky & Heavy,Limited LRF Power,Fairley Expensive etc.


Do you feel interest or tempted to buy a rifle scope with or without built in rangefinder for your rifle too?

Here are some great recommendation from Douglas brooks :

http://proreviewly.com/best-rifle-scope-reviews

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NORKALNIMROD
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Aug-04-17, 
05:02 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

After having the opportunity to use the Vortex, Sig and Bushnell I opted for the SIG Kilo 2200. It seems to be the fastest of the three and seems to be far less picky about what it will pick up. Also a couple of my partners that tested the Vortex stated it seemed to be affected by cold temperatures more than others. I have not used the Vortex in extreme conditions so I do not have personal experience to back this info up.
As for the post about everybody the guy knows that owns Vortex having to utilize their warranty I can state this; I personally own numerous Vortex Viper line products. One is a 6-24x50FFP that sat on an M14 for a long time. Those of you that are familiar with M14/M1a's know that they are known to be scope killers. That scope performed flawlessly. It now resides on a customized, heavy barreled 03. The M14 is now topped with another Viper, this one is their 1-4x24 PST. The rifle has not killed it either.
I have sold countless Vortex optics, and yes there have been some that have come back in need of repair. Most of the time it was due to folks over-tightening scope rings and damaging the tubes. We sell close to 4-1 Vortex over all other manufactures combined. The defective rate is no higher than any of the others, including Leupold which is also a great scope for the money. We do not carry Swarovski or NightForce so I cannot compare them. What I do know is that Vortex CS is outstanding. They stand behind their product, no questions asked. They have forced other manufactures to step up their CS. More power to them! Competition is a great thing for all of us in this case!
Norkal

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confidence. I fear none and respect all."

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NORKALNIMROD
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Aug-05-17, 
09:00 AM (MST)
21. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

I have compared and used the Vortex, Sig and Bushnell. Of the three I think the SIG Kilo2200 has the others beat.
I settled on the SIG.
Norkal

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confidence. I fear none and respect all."

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Aug-05-17, 
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22. "RE: Vortex rangefinders"

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I've had my Leica 900 for 6 years,and like has been said it will range past 1000 yds. That being said, my son in law has the Sig 2200,and if i had to choose i would hands down take the Sig .For two reasons, it ranges the target faster,and the best thing is it ranges while you are following the target.I'm sure the Vortex is a good one,i have the Viper 6x24x50 on my 28, and i have no complaints.

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