I hope that you will be able to decide if this is the one for you or not after reading my review. See you at the end!
One downside to this model is the package. Many units in this price range come with an extensive list of goodies, typically including a case, lanyard, strap, and more. This one doesn’t come with any of this. All of these items could be purchased separately at a relatively low price, but it is an inconvenience having to obtain it all yourself.
There is no CR2 battery included as well. This is lame, as it does not cost that much, right?
Features Of The Leupold RX-1200i TBR DNA Laser Rangefinder
The measurement range is 6 – 1.200 yards. The maximum range does only work with highly reflective objects. Trees can be ranged up to 900 feet, and deer can be ranged up to 800 feet. It is accurate all the way to plus or minus half a yard. This model allows you to measure distances in either yards or meters. Switching between the two modes is simple and done with the press of a button.
The Leupold RX-1200i TBR DNA is capable of compensating for elevation. Using bow mode, it can compensate for angled distances up to 125 yards. If the target is beyond 125 yards, it will flash a “LOS” icon to let you know the target is not being compensated for. This feature is great, especially for bowhunters. If you are ranging angled distances over 125 yards you will have a problem, though, so rifle hunters won’t be able to get angle compensated distances at larger distances.
The magnification is 6x with an objective 22 mm lens. The total eye relief is 17mm, so it can be used by peaple wearing eye glasses without bigger problems.
The display on this range finder is clear and easy to read. The multi-coated lens ensures for a constant bright and pristine image. The measured distances are displayed in red, making it easy to read even in low light situations. Keep in mind that this model does not have night vision, but it can still be used in very low light situations, such as in the rain or fog.
Size dimensions: 3.8’’ x 1.3” x 2.9”. I only weighs 7.8 ounces, making it perfect for carrying on long hunting trips. Nobody wants to carry around a bunch of heavy equipment, right?
To conserve the battery, this model shuts itself off after 7 seconds of inactivity. Personally, I think this is too fast, and golfers will have an especially hard time with this, but it should be enough for bow hunters and rifle hunters.
The housing of the Leupold RX-1200i TBR DNA is weather resistant. This means it will work fine in foggy and rainy conditions. However, this does not mean waterproof, so don’t submerge it in water!
Using this one is simple and can be done with one hand. When you’re out hunting, you don’t want to use a model that requires a lot of effort to operate, which makes this unit a good choice.
Uses Of The Leupold RX-1200i TBR DNA Laser Rangefinder
Hunting / Bowhunting
The compact design of this model makes it easy to carry and the rubber housing makes it durable, which means it can take a lot of beating while being out in the fields. The device is responsive, quick and very accurate.
It is capable of calculating full value winds. Full value wind is 10 mph, and this is an easy number to work with. For example, if you have a 5 mph wind you simply divide the full value by two. Calculating this number in your head saves you time by not requiring you to enter the current wind value each time.
The scan mode on this model is incredibly convenient. You can get a single scan, or you can use continuous scan mode. This is the best way to get line of sight measurements fast.
I fully recommend the Leupold RX-1200i TBR DNA to bowhunters. The features this one has, such as the ability to compensate for angled distances, and scan mode, make it ideal for bowhunting. You will definitely find yourself missing significantly less shots with this one at hand.
This one can be efficiently used by rifle hunters as well. It is responsive and fast, making it super easy to get a range quickly before losing a target.
As mentioned above, this one is not recommended for golfing. There is no flag-locking technology integrated, making it hard to lock onto a flagpole and other tiny things. Also, the device shuts off quickly, and doesn’t really give golf players the time they need to target poles.
This model is priced at around 300 dollars. There are cheaper models available, but the features and quality of this one give it a good balance of price and value. Some high-end models can be even more expensive, nearing the thousand dollar range. If you want a high quality range finder with lots of features, this one would be a good choice.
The Leupold RX-1200i TRB DNA Laser Rangefinder is a perfect rangefinding choice for bowhunters and hunters. It can be used in different lighting conditions, responds quickly, and compensates for elevation – which are all features a hunter could need.
It is durable, reliable and thus won’t let you down while hunting in the field. Golfers should look for other models, though, as this one is a bit pricey for not having flag-locking technology integrated.
Thanks for reading and shoot straight!