I wanted to share a little on a product we have been using recently, the Leupold RX-FullDraw Rangefinder. I have been using this rangefinder during my time at the archery range and Turkey hunting this spring. It was exciting to get this product in my hand because of the excellent reputation of Leupold.
This rangefinder was designed with bow hunters in mind due to the angle compensation and is ready for use. I found that it did accurately give distance to the tenth of a yard for the yardages under 175 yards. The angle compensation worked well and allowed me to be accurate during my time at the range. When you go outside of the distance with the angle compensation, the rangefinder gives line of sight distance out to 600 yards. The magnification on the eyepiece is 5x.
In prior models from Leupold the reticle was red. In this range finder, they switched to a standard black reticle. Looking through the glass, it was clear and I could see well at the beginning and at the end of the day. The eye cup folds down for those that have glasses. I typically don’t wear glasses while I am hunting, but I do wear sunglasses at other times, so this feature worked well then.
The eyepiece can be focused and moves and clicks at each setting and is really smooth. I also found that the rubberized grip on the top of the rangefinder allowed me to keep on ranging even though I was in a rain/snowstorm up on the mountain in Montana. And I had no problems with the moisture fogging the lenses or causing other problems as the rangefinder is waterproof.
If you do happen to use the meters setting, it switches very easily and works well on that setting. During my time in the field I was able to get ranges up to 575 yards on a tree, and when I did run into some deer I was able to get the rangefinder to calculate at 275 yards. They didn’t move any further away, so I was only able to get that range.
A final feature I didn’t use that would be helpful is the trophy scale. You have to use the setup in the menu, but if you point at the rack it will give you height and width measurements of the rack of the deer.
So if you are looking at a new rangefinder, even though this one is not the newest model, it would be worth your while to pick one up.