Leica’s Next Gen Rangefinding Gear

New Rangemaster CRF 1600-R

Leica announced its new generation of rangefinding optics that includes a compact, stand alone rangefinder and a set of rangefinding binoculars.

Rangemaster CRF 1600-R

The Rangemaster CRF 1600-R is a stand alone laser rangefinder that has a line of sight (LOS) ranging accuracy out to 1,600 yards. The unit also has an Equivalent Horizontal Ranging (EHR) measurement technology that offers ranging to 1,200 yards while taking into account shooting uphill and downhill.

Leica uses multicoated optics with a 7x magnification in the Rangemaster CRF 1600-R. Measurements are calculated and displayed within 0.3 seconds. The display uses a red LED that automatically adjusts its brightness based on conditions. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $599 for this unit.

Geovid HD-B

Geovid HD-B

Leica updated its original Geovid HD-B binoculars, and the unit will now accurately range LOS to 2,200 yards and EHR to 1,200 yards. Two models are available: 8×42 and 10×42 that sell for $2,949 and $2,999 respectively.

Both versions have a built in ballistics calculator with 12 built in curves, plus a Micro SD slot that allows the shooter to upload your own ballistics data. The binoculars have a built in thermometer and air pressure sensor that feed data into the onboard computer.

These binoculars come with a chest harness for easy carrying in the field.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • JumpIf NotZero

    So the 1600-R is a cost cut version of the 1600-B? Well, no reason to sell mine it seems. Although I would have bought that over the B given the option.