Stop by Leica’s booth at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, Mo., April 12-15 to check out the new Rangemaster CRF 1600-B compact laser rangefinder.
Born from Leica’s 20-year commitment to continuous laser rangefinding innovation, the Rangemaster CRF 1600-B compact laser rangefinder boasts a unique integrated ballistics system that features three modes of application, 12 ballistic curves and three different zeroing ranges to deliver more accurate ballistics information than ever before. The new standards-setting Leica CRF 1600-B also features intuitive, easy-to-use controls.
At the heart of the CRF 1600-B is the innovative ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) system, a high-precision integrated ballistics calculator that combines stored data with analysis of current ballistics parameters, and in a split second, delivers precise details of the required compensation for a point of impact (POI). The ABC™ system processes current ballistics parameters, including not only the measured distance, but also the incline, temperature and absolute air pressure to calculate projectile trajectory. The ABC™ ballistic system addresses the shooter’s needs with one program and delivers the relevant details with a simple push of a button.
For hunters who use classic reticles in their riflescopes, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B displays the hold-over value in centimeters or inches, in addition to the measured distance. For hunters using a reticle or turret, in which each graduation represents a specific distance, the read-out provides information on the horizontal distance, again factoring in the angle, temperature and absolute air pressure. Hunters using a MOA or mil graduated turret to dial for correction can also display the number of clicks required to properly adjust the POI. In this way, the CRF 1600-B can be perfectly adapted to deliver optimum results in every shooting situation, no matter the firearm and ammunition used.
Class-leading Leica optics technology enables shooters to clearly and vividly assess potential targets over long distances, and the large field of view facilitates rapid targed acquisition. The 7x magnification guarantees superb performance, even in low-light conditions. The CRF 1600-B measures distances from 10.9 yards to approximately 1,600 yards with complete precision in less than .9 seconds. The LED display features automatic brightness control for optimum visibility in all lighting conditions.
Weighing only 8.1 oz, the ergonomic and compact CRF 1600-B fits comfortably in either hand and its carbon-reinforced housing and magnesium chassis ensure that it will stand up to whatever the hunter or Mother Nature dishes out. The hydrophobic AquaDura® lens coating provides additional protection against dirt and water.
Built-in diopter compensation and a special rubber eyecup make the Rangemaster ideal for those with glasses.
The Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B will be available from authorized Leica dealers beginning June 2012.
LEICA RANGEMASTER CRF 1600-B Technical data
Package includes: Cordura case, lanyard and battery
Lens diameter: 24 mm
Exit pupil: 3.4 mm
Field of view at 1,000 yds: 377 ft
Diopter compensation: +/- 3.5 dpt.
Distance measurement range: 10.9 yards to approx. 1,600 yards
Measuring function: scan mode
Measuring accuracy: +/- 1.1 yards to 400 yards
+/- 2.2 yards to 800 yards
+/- 0.5% over 800 yards
Ballistic system: yes, equivalent horizontal distance, point-of-impact correction, click/MOA Adjustment
Temperature display: yes
Absolute air pressure display: yes
Angle of Incline display: yes
Display : LED display with 4-characters and ambient-light-controlled brightness
Eyecup: rubber foldout eyecup
Lens coating: AquaDura® coating on external lens
Waterproof: waterproof to 3.2 ft
Body: carbon-reinforced plastic
Dimensions (LxHxD): 1 5/8 x 3 x 1 1/4 inches approximate
Weight: approx. 8.1oz incl. battery
Laser: Eye-safe, invisible-light laser compliant with EN and FDA Class 1
Alternative meter/yard setting: yes
Power supply: 1× 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell
Battery life: approx. 3,000 measurements at 68 degrees F