Laser Rangefinder Reviews Hunting, Golf, and Binocular Rangefinders

Leica CRF 1600-B and CRF 1600-R Rangefinders

Leica had not added a new rangefinder to their line since 2013; that is until this summer when they announced the new Leica CRF-1600-R. While similar in name and ranging capacity to the CRF-1600-B, this new model is actually has more in common with the CRF-1000-R which it will be replacing. See how this new model compares to the other Leica Rangemaster Rangefinders in the chart below.  

Leica Rangefinder Comparison Chart

Model Leica CRF
Leica CRF
Leica CRF

Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B Rangefinder

Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-R Rangefinder

Leica Rangemaster CRF-1000-R Rangefinder

Estimated Price $799 $599 $599
Magification 7x 7x 7x
Weight 6.5 oz 6.5 oz 6.5 oz
L x W x H 4.5 x1.3 x 3 4.5 x 1.3 x 3 4.5 x 1.3 x 3
Max range 1600 yds 1600 yds 1000 yds
Angle Compensation 100yds - 875yds 10yds - 1200 yds 10yds - 600yds
Holdover/Click Adjust. Yes No No
Temperature Yes No No
Atmospheric Pressure Yes No No
Warranty 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year


Leica CRF 1600-B

Leica CRF 1600-B

- Measures temp and atmospheric pressure


- Click adjustments in MOA or mils


- Equivalent Range in yards or meters


Holdover in cm or inches


- Online Average $799


The Leica 1600-B is capable of compensating for not only the angle of the shot, but also the temperature and atmospheric pressure. Furthermore this unit is equipped with 12 ballistic tables which the user selects from to best match his cartridge load/ combo. The user also chooses from one of three sight in distances 100, 200, or 300 yards or for metric users 100, 200 meters, or GEE. Once this information has been entered the unit is capable of displaying the output in three different ways: true horizontal range, units of holdover such as inches or centimeters, or units of adjustments in clicks either Mils or MOAs. Despite its maximum range the unit will only give these types of compensated readings out to 875 yards for “safety reasons”. Read Full Review >>


Leica CRF 1600-R

Leica CRF 1600-R

- Ranges out to 1600 yards


- True horizontal distances (10 - 1200yds)


- Measuresin yards or meters


- Waterproof


- Predicted Price $599


The new Leica 1600-R is replacing the Leica 1000-R and is essentially a more powerful version of its predecessor. The 1600-R not only has more overall ranging power but is now also capable of giving angle compensated distances from 10 yards to 1200 yards which is a significant increase over the 1000-R models. Neither of these "R" model rangefinders are equipped with ballistic groups, and are not capable of measuring temperature or atmospheric pressure. Note, the Leica 1600-B will only give angle compensated ranges from 100-875 yards and that is only when a ballistic group is selected which it factors in when calculating horizontal distances. Therefore the "R" models are more suitable for those wishing to use their rangefinder for archery hunting as well because they calculate distance by line of sight distance and angle only and do so at ranges as close as 10 yards.  Read Full Review >>


Leica CRF 1000-R

Leica CRF 1000-R

- Ranges out to 1000 yards


- True horizontal distances (10-600yds)


- Measure in yards or meters


- Waterproof


- Online Average $599


The Leica 1000-R is now being discontinued but is still currently widely available; the good news is we have saw some really good deals on this model since the introduction of the Leica 1600-R models. The 1000-R models give a line of sight distance out to 1000 yards on highly reflective targets and angle compensated readings from 10 yards to 600 yards making it well suited for most common hunting applications. With only yards or meters, and angle compensated distance or line of sight distance to choose from, this is a pretty simple rangefinder that still has long range capability enough for most hunting situations.



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