As a professional deer manager and stalking guide, Owen Beardsmore demands the best kit. He’s been trying out the Leupold range of optics, and is particularly impressed with the RX-1600i rangefinder.
“I wasn’t used to using a rangefinder, but this is a lovely bit of kit,” he says. “It’s lightweight, ergonomic, waterproof and rugged – and it does its job. You just bring it to your eye, press the button and it gives you the range, simple as that.”
Owen says he’s only used a fraction of the RX-1600i’s abilities. “I basically just use it to tell clients the distance of a shot, or to work out what the range will be when I get to a shooting position. But it will work in conjunction with your scope to give True Ballistic Range at angles up and down hill, and help calculate allowance for wind.”