Last week the Leica Sporting Optics team had the opportunity to participate in IWA, the world’s leading exhibition for those looking in search of hunting and sporting guns, classic outdoor equipment and law enforcement equipment. We had the opportunity to show two of our innovative new products for hunters and wildlife watchers. The Rangemaster CRF 1600-B laser rangefinder features an expanded ballistics program that quickly and reliably displays the correct sighting point for precise long-distance shots. Leica enjoys a reputation as the pioneer of laser rangefinding and is now setting entirely new standards with the CRF 1600-B. The second new product at the IWA is a new line of Trinovid 42 binoculars. These classic binoculars have been further improved and are available with eight- and ten-fold magnification.
Rangemaster CRF 1600-B
For hunters, the determination of the correct sighting point is now simpler and more accurate than ever before – with the newly developed ABC (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) ballistic function of the CRF 1600-B. The new rangefinder’s high-precision, integrated ballistic calculator calls up a multitude of stored data, analyses the ballistic parameters in a split second and, with just the push of a button, delivers precise details of the required compensation for the sighting point. In combination with the data on calibre and charge stored in the system, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B quickly and practically displays all the important parameters that hunters need for ethically correct and accurate shots, even at long distances.
The ABC ballistics system unites all hunting needs in a single program and delivers relevant parameters for three different ballistic functions: classic reticle with elevation adjustment, click adjustments for use with rapid reticle adjustment (ASV) and level terrain point-of-impact calculation for users of ballistic reticles. The angle of declination, ambient temperature and barometric pressure parameters are automatically taken into consideration in all three functions. In addition to its precise rangefinding accuracy, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-B is also distinguished by its high-performance optical system. The wide field of view makes target identification fast and easy.
Leica Trinovid 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars
Due to their optical and mechanical quality, the Leica Trinovid binoculars are equally suitable for experienced birdwatchers and hunters. Their absolute reliability in everyday use is guaranteed by perfect ergonomics and a particularly resilient and durable special armouring. In addition to this, the binoculars are compact and very light.
As is the case with the top models in the Leica range, the lenses of the Leica Trinovid binoculars feature an extremely effectiv
e coating. The robust shell is made of magnesium. Dioptre corrections can be conveniently applied with the central focusing barrel and personal settings for eye relief are enabled by sophisticated eyepiece cups with four click-stop settings.
Leica has been making history in the world of binoculars since 1907. In 1957, Leica Trinovid binoculars added a new chapter to this history with their reputation for uncompromising quality. The roof-prism construction created a new slim form that guarantees carefree and easy viewing. Benefits that the US space agency, NASA, also appreciated: in 1969, a modified pair of Leica Trinovid binoculars was successfully used on the Apollo 11 lunar exploration mission. The third generation of the Trinovid line was built until 2007 and the models enjoyed the reputation of being almost indestructible binoculars for outdoor activities.
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To learn more about IWA, visit the website www.iwa.info and you can learn more about the new Leica products here.