leupold range finder - not waterproof?

sk1

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so i am looking at the leupold RX-1000i TBR with DNA, and i can get a pretty darn good deal on one......but they are only water resistant. ive heard nothing but praise for these range finders, would you be concerned about not being 100% waterproof? just seems like they are kinda spendy to only be water resistant.

would this deter you from buying one for $295? im sure it would be fine but i think its one of those peace of mind type of things..
 

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I think they do well in rain, but I wouldn't throw them into your pool. I wouldn't worry to much about it.
 

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If there is a warranty on them and they say water resistant water damage won't be covered under the warranty, for most rangefinders. Might be something to look in to.
 

RUTTIN

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For what it is worth I have a Leupold RXII (older version) and strap it to the outside of my arm. I have been in some pretty bad rain and snow storms, and it has never let me down, has always read the correct distance and never fogged up. I was pretty impressed with the amount of water it took on that it still worked.
 
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