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Leupold RX-650 Laser Rangefinder Review

While participating in an outdoor game, for example, golf or target shooting, , carrying a Rangefinder is an indispensable device. The main purpose of using a rangefinder is getting an accurate distance measurement between you and the target object. This is why one leading rangefinder manufacture Leupold introduces Leupold RX-650 Laser Rangefinder into the market. While there is no shortage of rangefinder in the market, so what is the specialty of this Leupold RX-650 Laser Rangefinder? Let’s find out

When it comes to purchasing a rangefinder, the outlook of the rangefinder is important. A positive impression of the device encourages many people to buy the product. From that sense the design of RX-650 Laser Rangefinder is not so outstanding, rather quite simple. But it is also true many people do not like the complex design. Whatever it’s outside appearance, the device is easy to carry and long-lasting. It has the endurance to tackle inclement weather condition. In other words you can use the device in any weather condition. Apart from the device’s simple design and portability, some other main features are a wide field of view, fast and precise distance measurement, extremely high-quality optics, and two scanning modes. Let’s take a close look at these features.

Feature Analysis

Accurate distance measurement:

The RX-650 features a high-quality monocular measuring 6 mm x 20 mm. You can accurately measure the distance of an animal if it is 550 yards away from you. If your target is not an animal but a solid object your shooting range will increase to 600 yards.

Wide field of view

Enlargement or magnification capability of the device is inter-related with the field of view. Field of view is the amount of area either in feet or yard you see when you look through an optic. For example, if a binocular stated in its feature that it has a field of view 340 feet at 1000 yards, it means if you focus the binocular at 1000 yards away, you will see an area of 340 feet.

However, in the case of rangefinder the field of view is expressed in degree instead of feet or yard. The simple math is the higher the angular measurement, the wider the field of view. In the case of Leupold RX-650 Laser Rangefinder, the field of view is 6 degree. This means that the rangefinder has a wide field of view.

High quality optics:

The range finder includes a multi-layered coating system in its optics. Multi-layered coating system minimizes the light reflection inside the device and offers a clear, crisp image of the target object.

Prolong battery life:

RX-650 Laser Rangefinder comes with Li-ion battery. Many users of the rangefinder claimed that they use the battery for up to two years. One amazing feature of the battery is it stops supplying power automatically if it remains inactive for just 30 seconds. This is why the lithium battery has much durability.

Withstand harsh weather condition:

The device is designed in such a way that it can be used under foggy or rainy weather since it is fog proof and water resistant. So, the device is independent of the weather. You can use it anytime.

LOS feature:

The rangefinder measures the distance between you and the target object in a straight line. This is called the line of sight or LOS.

Mode of operation:

The RX-650 Laser Rangefinder functions in two modes: One is specific mode and the other is scan mode. Scan mode is particularly useful since it provides you updated information regarding a moving object or you are scouring a range for a game or target to shoot.

Easy to carry:

The device is packed in a pouch with a lanyard. Its compact design and lightweight design makes it easy to carry the device.

High acceptance :

Tournament authority does not allow certain rangefinders to use incompletion. The good news is Leupold RX-650 Laser Rangefinder has no such restriction. You can use it in every tournament.

Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 inches H x 1.4 inches W x 3.6 inches L
  • Weight: 6.3 ounces
  • Model number: LP120464-BRK
  • Batteries: Li-ion battery
  • Objective lens diameter (mm): 20
  • Field of view 1,000 yards (ft.): 366
  • Display: LCD (Black)
  • Magnification: 6 x

Pros

  • Provides high level of accuracy
  • Water-resistant & Fog resistant
  • Measures distance in straight line
  • Compact and lightweight
  • High resolution LCD display
  • Offers convenient grip

Cons

  • The target needs to be sufficiently large. Does not lock on the small target object
  • Hand needs to keep steady while targeting long distance objects.

Final Verdict

No product is 100% perfect. Leupold Rx 650 rangefinders is not an exception. One limitation of the product is it does not offer an angle adjustment feature. Due to this, you cannot use the device extensively while playing golf or bow hunting.

Nevertheless, the product offers accurate distance measurement, wide field of view, weather resistant, easy to carry. Though it does not have a lot of reviews on Amazon, it has good online ratings that are over 4 out of 5 scales. RX-650 Laser Rangefinder is worth trying.

About the author

Robert Stevens

A Seasoned Hunter

It’s been several years that Robert, a retired teacher and a proud dad, has silently been piling up mature bucks down the South. This humble hunter began his hunting journey at quite an early age and since then, he spent countless hours in the woods and learned good lessons in terms of woodsmanship. Along the way, he also made money sharing his skill with his followers and well-wishers.

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