Leupold RX-1200i with DNA Laser Rangefinder (No TBR)

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Yard Range: 6-1215 yards
Magnification: 6X 22mm objective lens
Display Type: LED/Red
Dimensions: 3.8″ x 1.4″ x 3.0″
Waterproof/Fog-proof: Yes
Angle Compensation: No
Measuring System: Yards/Meters
Measuring Distance: Line of Sight
Use: Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Target Shooting

Our Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Update - 2018.11.28Leupold has discontinued the popular Rx-1200i with DNA and has released the new RX-1600i TBR/W with DNA and the RX-2800 TBR/W. If you don’t want TBR (True Ballistic Range) technology, the ever popular RX-650 is still available.


RX-1200i with DNA Laser Rangefinder Review

The RX-1200i with DNA has the best of what Leupold has to offer such as DNA (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy), Quick Set Menu, and Advanced OLED Technology. Impressively, it also has three different reticles to choose from to really offer versatility and accuracy while in the hunt. As is standard for a Leupold rangefinder, it has 6X magnification, fully multi-coated optics, and a fast-focus eyepiece.

This rangefinder also features measurements in meters or yards, fold-down rubber eye cups, multi-coated optics, and all the same quality features expected of a Leupold product. So far it has a fantastic rating, although there are few reviews on this new product.

If you do a little recon on the RX-1200i models, you’ll find that several reviewers have a lot of good things to say about them, especially with the high ratings they keep. You can assume that this model is just as good, or even better. You can usually see this kind of track record with this brand.

  • Multiple reticles
  • LED display
  • Advanced technology
  • Easy to use
  • Compact
  • Price


RX-1200i with DNA Rangefinder Q&A:

With this rangefinder, what is the furthest distance I can get a reading?

This RX-1200i with DNA gives excellent images off non-reflective surfaces from 800+ yards. Off reflective surfaces, you’re looking at getting accurate readings from over 1200 yards. It was made with long distance shooting in mind.


Can I use this for low light shooting too?

Due to the lighting conditions of the early morning hours and late evening, getting clear and pristine images from the naked eye is hard enough, let alone trying to look through lenses.

However, Leupold developed a new optic platform that this rangefinder has: the Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) that is able to improve the image 3X more than an LED platform by using the light transmission instead of removing it. What you get is a crystal clear and clean image even in low light conditions.


How accurate can I expect the RX-1200i with DNA Laser rangefinder to be?

This specific model has the Digitally eNhanced Accuracy (DNA) capability that allows it find your target faster and more accurately than ever before. If it’s not right on target, it’s within 1/10th of a yard against any background and any texture. You can’t get better than that.


Can I use my rangefinder in bad weather?

All the products of the RX line are engineered with the promise of being waterproof. It’s even protected against those sweaty paws you call hands when you’re dripping wet from either the rain or the pressure of making your shot.


Will it break if I accidentally drop it?

This RX-1200i rangefinder has been constructed for the outdoors. It’s made with machined aluminum and rubber armor to ensure that it can stand the tough life that hunting and shooting guarantees. Just don’t make your rangefinder the next target if you’re not as good as you claim to be. It might not stand that test.


How can my rangefinder be easier to use?

This particular model has a Quick Set Menu where you can save your settings. For example, you can save time by putting into default the reticle setting you want to use that’s offered with this model: the Plus Point, Duplex, and Duplex with Plus Point.

By using the easy-to-use, one-handed controls of the Quick Set Menu, you can conveniently have the rangefinder set up faster to do what it does best: take the guesswork out of making the perfect shot.


Noteworthy Features:

  • 6X magnification strength
  • Quick Set Menu
  • DNA capabilities to provide improved accuracy
  • OLED platform for enhancing low light conditions
  • CR2 lithium battery
  • Machined aluminum construction
  • Fold-down eye cups (rubber)
  • Scan Mode to track movement with updated readings
  • Line of Sight Distance for a straight line shot


Our Verdict On Leupold’s RX 1200i Rangefinder

The aim of it is, the Leupold RX-1200i with DNA is a high-quality, high-powered optic. There’s nothing about it that’s “cheap.” This is very true of the price too. While it might be fair for a Leupold, there’s not much other than the reticle options that screams extra perks to justify the price. But, if the OLED display, weatherproofness, and fully multi-coated lenses are defined as the extra perks, then we’re all squared away.

However, Bushnell knows how to rival Leupold, even when it comes to those extra perks. The Bushnell Scout DX 1000 ARC offers quite a lot for an even cheaper price than the Leupold. Unlike the RX-1200i TBR that’s for the rifleman, the Scout DX is also for the bowman too.

But, in the end, a Bushnell isn’t a Leupold, is it? There’s something about owning a Leupold that puts you into the top tier ranks with other expert hunters. So, what say you? Are you a rookie or a pro?

Update - 2018.11.28Leupold has discontinued the popular Rx-1200i with DNA and has released the new RX-1600i TBR/W with DNA and the RX-2800 TBR/W. If you don’t want TBR (True Ballistic Range) technology, the ever popular RX-650 is still available.


Simon is an avid outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about bringing you the most up to date, accurate & understandable information on hunting, optics, and the outdoors.