The time has come – you’re all settled into your shooting position on one ridge, eyeing a target that’s hundreds of yards away on the next. Maybe it’s the trophy-class Dall sheep you’ve waited years to settle your reticle on; maybe it’s the most challenging target on the course of your favorite competitive shooting circuit. Either way, you’re going to need the right range before making the right scope adjustments. That’s where the Leupold RX series of laser rangefinders comes in handy.
The flagship rangefinder line offered by the Oregon-based company, the RX series launched three new models for 2018: the RX-2800 TBR/W, the RX-1600i TBR/W with DNA, and the RX-1300i TBR with DNA. All three come packed with the features hunters and shooters have come to expect from the RX series and a bevy of model-exclusive perks, to boot.
The most advanced model in the pack, the RX-2800 TBR/W, was designed to offer the very best in long-range performance. As its name suggests, it’s capable of accurately ranging reflective targets out to 2,800 yards, and with a long list of useful features, it doesn’t stop there. Modern long-range rifles and ammo reach out farther than ever, and the RX-2800 TBR/W makes hitting steal at those distances easier than ever. Powered by Alpha IQ, it ranges farther, faster, and more accurately than any other monocular you can carry. At 7x, it’s also the most powerful Leupold monocular, with the optical performance you need to pick out long-range targets. It’s built with an impact-resistant polymer armor outside and a lightweight, skeletonized aluminum chassis inside, ensuring it lives up to the legendary Leupold standard for ruggedness and reliability. It sports a high-contrast, red OLED display and offers continuous range updates in Scan Mode to keep you on target as you track movement or scan an area.
Next up is the RX-1600i TBR/W, which also features an impact-resistant polymer armor – and its own lightweight, aluminum inner housing. It comes fitted with a 6x monocular and a fully-multicoated lens system to ensure a bright, crisp image. Fold-down rubber eyecups are included to accommodate hunters and shooters with or without eyeglasses. It’s a workhorse ready for any hunt and delivers the most accurate ranging in its class – out to 1,600 yards on reflective targets. The advanced OLED technology is also adjustable to match display intensity for changing light conditions, so no matter what time of day it is, you’ll be able to see the yardage. The RX-1600i TBR/W is the perfect laser rangefinder for any hunter and should find a home with rifle hunters and archers, alike.
If you don’t have the desire to range objects farther than you can see, the RX-1300i TBR is a great place to start. It’s defined by performance, versatility, and reliability – which should make it a staple among hunters and shooters that are looking for a great-priced ranging solution. The RX-1300i TBR features a high-contrast, black LCD display and 6x magnification. It sports a lightweight, ergonomic design that’s comfortable to use in a tree stand or on a backcountry trail. This rangefinder is built to last, firmly living up to Leupold’s standards for reliability. Capable of delivering accurate ranges – to within a ½-yard – out to 1,300 yards on a reflective target, the RX-1300i TBR will make sure you know where to send your next shot.
You’ve probably noticed that all three rangefinders share a defining trait: Leupold’s unparalleled True Ballistic Range (TBR) technology, which can be found throughout the RX series. TBR takes into account the angle of your shot and your rifle’s ballistics to put you dead on target. Other rangefinders will certainly spit out a number, but they won’t produce an accurate range to your target because they use basic trigonometry to calculate a straight-line horizontal distance. When you’re going long, the angle matters – and the RX series will deliver the information you need to ensure a successful shot. The RX-2800 TBR/W and RX-1600i TBR/W also offer a windage feature that’s the easiest way to account for wind out to distances of 800 yards. It generates a hold point for a 10-mph wind at a 90 degree angle of your aim point. Select RX series rangefinders also offer Trophy Scale, which gives you an accurate measure of the width of an animal’s rack or the height of the animal you’re targeting. The new RX series of Leupold rangefinders are built to take a beating and are 100 percent waterproof. If you demand rugged reliability on your hunt or at the range, the RX series has got you covered.
When you’re faced with the shot of a lifetime, you’re going to need to know how far away your target is. And you’re probably going to need it fast. With an RX series rangefinder from America’s most dominant optics manufacturer, you’ll get it.