I have a Nikon 1200 and yes it can range 1200 yards. On targets the size of a car or a house or the side of a trailer. It can't range 20" white target much past 600 or 700 yards. I see Swarovski at $999. But will it actually range a 20" target at 1000 yards? Any others candidates? Actual experience please, I am tired of reading "this so and so will range 1200 yards?" 1200 yards but how big a target? Shooting targets are small. Can any of them do it or is this one of snipers dirty little secrets? If so do you need a tripod?