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If you haven’t had the pleasure of using a truly good pair of binoculars, you can’t fully appreciate the difference they make in both light gathering ability and sharpness. Mate great glass like that with rangefinding capability and you have yourself an almost indispensable tool for hunting and competitive shooting.

With the start of the Safari Club International show today and in the run-up to SHOT, Leupold has just announced their new RBX-3000 TBR/W rangefinding binoculars with capability of up to, strangely enough, 3000 yards. Leupold expects to begin shipping the RBX-3000 binocs in March.

Here’s their press release . . .

Relentless Reach: Leupold Announces RBX-3000 TBR/W

Rangefinding Binocular

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has announced the arrival of its game-changing RBX-3000 TBR/W rangefinding binocular.

Leupold’s return to the rangefinding binocular market, the RBX-3000 TBR/W combines excellent glass with incredible ranging distances of 3,000 yards on reflective objects and 2,600 yards on trees and soft targets. Designed for the most relentless hunters and competition shooters, the RBX-3000 TBR/W redefines the rangefinding binocular category.

“Our consumers are incredibly committed to their craft and demand top-of-the-line performance from their optics,” said Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The RBX-3000 TBR/W has been developed from the ground up to deliver the ultra-premium performance the Leupold brand is known for. We weren’t going to come to market with a new rangefinding binocular until it was the best, and we’re happy to say it has arrived.”

The RBX-3000 TBR/W features easy-to-read, high-contrast data on a red LED display and dual eyepiece diopter adjustment. An on-board atmospheric sensor will display temperature, air pressure, and humidity. The top-tier optical prescription is reinforced by Leupold’s Twilight Max HD Light Management System. Twilight Max HD – the same light management system associated with the company’s award-winning VX-5HD and VX-6HD riflescopes – allows users to glass longer during the early predawn hours to well past dusk. Twilight Max HD combines exceptional light transmission and glare management to provide vivid images with top-of-the-line optical performance in low-light conditions.

The RBX-3000 TBR/W delivers incredibly accurate ranges with its True Ballistic Range/Wind (TBR/W) technology. 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.

“Despite what other brands may tell you, ballistics aren’t simply in the dial,” said Eric Overstreet, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “If you’re going to be hunting or shooting at elevation or in any kind of mountainous terrain, you absolutely need a rangefinder that’s capable of calculating ballistic solutions at angles. The RBX-3000 TBR/W delivers on that in a package that’s been designed for the hunter and shooter that refuses to fail – because it won’t, either.”

Aircraft-grade aluminum housing ensures the RBX-3000 TBR/W lives up to the rugged durability Leupold products are known for. It is 100 percent waterproof and fogproof, and the lens feature Guard-ion coatings that shed dirt and water for crisp, clear images.

The RBX-3000 TBR/W will be available in a 10x42mm configuration with a Shadow Gray finish. It ships with a Leupold binocular harness, binocular strap, lens pen, and lens cloth.

The RBX-3000 TBR/W is scheduled to arrive on shelves beginning in spring 2019.

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  1. Rangefinder, eh?
    I thought that’s what mildots and a calculator box that’ll multiple-ify by 25.4 are fer.

  2. I love their double-talk claiming that their range based on angle from horizontal is magically better than everyone else’s range based on angle from horizontal. I’ll quit laughing when they back that up with clear diagrams and hard math showing that they calculate the effective range any differently from every other high end (or even middle priced) rangefinder

    • Tom C – Your comment interested me and I looked to see what you are referring to. I think I understand what they are claiming. The bullet travels in an arc, not in a straight line horizontal distance. But then – whaaa? – don’t we always range in straight line horizontal distance? First thought, what BS.

      But, my guess: Yes, we do, and in the horizontal the difference between the distance along the arc the bullet travels and the straight line distance is built into the tables. But – I don’t know for sure – but when we’re ranging at a vertical angle the normal adjustment is to shorten the measurement to the horizontal component because that’s how the gravity vector works. But the difference caused by the arc travel being longer is then ignored, left out. If your steep angle shot is 1200y and your adjustment (simpler non Leupold method) to horizontal gives you 1000Y, 200Y of arcing bullet travel is being ignored. It is uncompensated for in the tables, which simply work from 1000Y.

      Even if my thinking is correct, I have no clue whether no other angle adjusting rangefinders consider this. Some are pretty fancy. The Kestrel is pretty fancy. I do know there is an explosion of detail going on in the world of ballistics. First Bryan Litz with Applied Ballistics measuring BCs and writing heavy academic tomes on ballistics, and now Hornady’s fantastic 4DOF program.

  3. $2600-$3000?

    I think I’ll stick with my Kestrel/CONX combo. Sure it only goes out to 1760 yards but it was $2000 less than this Leupold, calculates the arc and takes into account the angle and also calculates for wind.

  4. Don’t need the rangefinder, . I used to guide deer hunts and I had 10X50 Bushnell they were okay, one of the hunters had leupold 10×20 I think they were, maybe 8’s? Anyway them Bushnell’s was shit after using his.

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