Laser Rangefinder Reviews Hunting, Golf, and Binocular Rangefinders

Leica CRF 2000-B and CRF 1600-R Rangefinders

Leica had not added a new rangefinder to their line in several years; that is until late 2016 when they announced the new Leica CRF 2000-B and Leica CRF-1600-R. While in many ways these new models are an upgrade of the previous CRF 1600-B and CRF 1000-R rangefinders, there are some notable differences. Also worthy of mention is these new models are priced the same as the previous versions. See how these new model compare to the other Leica Rangemaster Rangefinders in the chart below.  

Leica Rangefinder Comparison Chart

Model Leica CRF
2000-B
Leica CRF
1600-B
Leica CRF
1600-R
Leica CRF
1000-R
Picture Leica CRF 2000-B Rangefinder

Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B Rangefinder

Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-R Rangefinder

Leica Rangemaster CRF-1000-R Rangefinder

Estimated Price $799 $799 $599 $599
Magification 7x 7x 7x 7x
Weight 6.5 oz 6.5 oz 6.5 oz 6.5 oz
L x W x H 4.5" x 1.3" x 3" 4.5" x1.3" x 3" 4.5" x 1.3" x 3" 4.5" x 1.3" x 3"
Max range 2000 yds 1600 yds 1600 yds 1000 yds
Angle Compensation 10 - 1200 yds 100yds - 875yds 10yds - 1200 yds 10yds - 600yds
Holdover/Click Adjust. Yes Yes No No
Temperature Yes Yes No No
Atmospheric Pressure Yes Yes No No
Warranty 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year

 

Leica CRF 2000-B - New

Leica CRF 2000-B

- Measures temp and atmospheric pressure

 

- 2000 yard max Range

 

- Equivalent Range (10 - 1200 yards)

 

Mil or MOA corrections

 

- Online Average $799

 

The Leica 2000-B is basically the new and upgraded replacement of the popular Leica CRF 1600-B which while discontinued is still currently widely available. Besides the obvious upgrade in range this new model also has a few other improvements over the CRF-1600 but is probably better thought of as an upgrade rather than an entirely new design. The good news is that the new version CRF 2000-B and its updated features are selling for the same $799 price that the CRF-1600-B models used to sell for and we are currently seeing significant price drops on the CRF 1600-B models as retailers make room for the new models. So you can generally either get the new model with upgraded performance for the same price or the older model at a discounted rate. Win - Win.  

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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 - New

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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