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Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B Laser Rangefinder

Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B Laser Rangefinder

The Leica Sport Optics CRF Rangemaster 2000-B, part of the very popular hunting and sports shooting Rangemaster Compact Laser Rangefinder line, features 7x magnification, 2000 yards / 1825 meters range and integrated ABC (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) technology. We tested the 2017 Special Edition.

The Team of all4hunters.com

Introduced last year, the compact CRF Rangemaster 2000-B offered by Leica Sport Optics is a world-class laser rangefinder specifically designed for hunters and long-range sports shooters. Capable of measuring distances up to 1825 meters (2000 yards, hence its name), it features EHR (Equivalent Horizontal Range) measure, giving the hunter both the direct linear range and the corrected horizontal range for the site angle, and ABC (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) technology.

The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B 2017 Special Edition with its canvas carry case
The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B 2017 Special Edition, featuring a forest green color scheme and a luxury padded canvas carry case with leather trims.

The robust carbon fiber polymer composite and aluminum frame housing is Nitrogen purged and waterproof to 1m depth; it is very small, extremely light (185g with battery) and ergonomic, thanks to its rounded body and non-slip soft lacquering, offering comfortable one-handed operation. Only two buttons are needed to use the rangefinder, and the rubber cup on the eyepiece can be folded back for prescription glasses use. The magnification of the Leica Rangemaster 2000-B is 7x, with a decent 3.4mm exit pupil, 15mm eye relief and a good 11.5m / 100m field of vision. Front objective lens is 24mm. Completely missing, in every model of the CRF Rangemaster line, is a standard tripod attachment point. An adapter may be available, but is optional.

Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B, two controlling buttons
There are only two buttons on the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B, controlling all functions and features
Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B Laser, objective lens
The objective lens of the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B is 24mm. The smaller lens is the laser module window
Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B Laser Rangefinder: bottons functions
There are only two buttons on the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B, controlling all functions and features

The EHR value, both uphill and downhill, is determined using an integrated electronic inclinometer; this data can be directly displayed in the viewfinder, or further processed by the ABC integrated ballistic computer using additional temperature and atmospheric pressure values, measured by digital sensors. The ABC computer accurately calculates the bullet trajectory using one of the 12 preset ballistic curves that are stored in the CRF 2000-B memory and that are user selectable, and the output is immediately readable in the viewfinder LED display. The rangefinder is powered by a single CR2 lithium battery, which should guarantee about 2000 measurements.

Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B, the eyepiece
The eyepiece of the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B has a soft rubber cup that can be folded back for prescription glasses use
The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B has a single Lithium CR2 battery
The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B is powered by a single Lithium CR2 battery that allows about 2000 measurements

Three different output options are available, based on the hunter’s preference: MOA and MIL, both accurate to one decimal point, and holdover values. MOA/MIL correction output is then dialed on the elevation turret of our hunting riflescope. Individual values, such as atmospheric pressure and temperature, can also be displayed.

Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B Laser Rangefinder in use
Despite being so small and light, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B is very ergonomic and extremely easy to use.

The model we are testing today of the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B is the 2017 Special Edition, that features a forest green color scheme and a luxury padded canvas carry case with leather trims.

Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B Laser Rangefinder: view from the reticle
Reticle is box type pattern. The LED display is very visible and brightness is auto adjusted.Small dot next to the reticle means measure is in meters

We found the CRF 2000-B to be extremely consistent, both in repeated measurements of the same targets spanning a number of days and in different lighting conditions, and compared to our personal benchmark rangefinder. Beyond 1200 meters, measurements became somewhat iffy, depending on target reflectibility and the capacity of the user to hold the CRF 2000-B steady. In this case, the rounded body (no flat side on the housing to steady it against a surface) and missing tripod mount are a definite handicap, as we saw the device perform much better when strapped down on an improvised tripod adapter. A proprietary adapter is available from Leica, but adds about 90 Euro to overall price.

Performance is excellent, optics are extremely clear and crisp, the LED display is sharp and very readable, and overall the device is simple and reliable. The retail price may seem steep, but it is in line with the competition offering comparable level of quality and features.

Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B
DATA TABLE
€ 755,00
Manufacturerwww.Leica-Camera.com
ModelRangemaster CRF 2000-B "Edition 2017"
TypeLaser Rangefinder
Magnification7x Fixed magnification
Objective diameter24 mm
Eye relief15 mm
Exit pupil3.4 mm
Diopter Adjustment±3.5 dpt.
LRF Features

Minimum and maximum range: 10 - 1825m 

Accuracy level: ± 1m up to 500m, ± 2m up to 1000m, ± 0.5% over 1000m

Angular measuring: ± 90°

Battery service life: 2000 operations

DimensionsApprox. 75 x 34 x 113mm 
Weight185g with battery
Materials/FinishesNitrogen-filled, Carbon fiber reinforced plastic, soft lacquered / cast aluminum body
NotesPowered by one 3v CR2 battery

Class 1 EN/FDA eye-safe laser

Waterproof for 30min to a depth of 1m

High Durable Coating (HDC) and Aqua-Dura coating on external optical elements, Phase correction coating P40 with Ridge roof prisms

Price755 € -  (official MSRP including VAT)

For further information on Leica binocular, please visit the company website.

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