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#16640 - 01/23/07 07:26 PM wanting a range finder HELP
8pointbetter
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never had one everybody says you need to buy one but never missed one yet but just now beginning to get the trophies don't want my equipment to let me down any ideas on a good affordable one
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#16641 - 01/23/07 10:47 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
In the Cross Hairs
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Hey
I have a Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 Rangefinder. It works really well , and it is easier on your wallet then a lot of them out there.
I believe they sell for around 150.00 at Bass Pro. But , I'd say you could find them cheaper on ebay , or a discount hunting supply .
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#16642 - 01/24/07 05:51 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I like my Leica 900.
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#16643 - 01/24/07 06:55 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I have a Nikon 440 that reads out to 400 yards. Read the fine print on their distances though because mine will read 400 yards but that's on a reflective surface. On cloudy, overcast days it will not read that far. I bought mine primarily for bow hunting but have been using it turkey hunting as well to mark distances to trees around me so I'll know when Mr. Tom steps within 50 yards. I believe they're $199 at Bass Pro.
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#16644 - 01/24/07 08:12 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I like my Leica, But if buying today I would also be looking at the Nikon's and new Leupolds. You have some great options out there.

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#16645 - 01/24/07 08:24 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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 Quote:
Originally posted by ewc:
I like my Leica 900.
I have read that quite often on other forums as well. Lots of people happy with them...
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#16646 - 01/24/07 02:58 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
tennbassethound
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IF your poor like me, BUSHNELL. I like my YARDAGE PRO TROPHY $150 on ebay.
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#16647 - 01/24/07 07:24 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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leupold rx2 i like it alot not got to try in the woods yet
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#16648 - 01/24/07 07:33 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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bushnell sounds great because i am poor thanx tennbassethound
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#16649 - 01/25/07 04:13 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I have the Bushnell
It works just fine for me
it doesnt have all the bells and whistles the others have like angle of trajectory and see thru rain and all that junk I dont need anyway
My bowshots are less than 30 yards and I dont bow hunt in the rain
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#16650 - 01/25/07 10:11 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I have a Nikon and like it pretty well, I would suggest the small one hand models, much lighter and easier to carry!
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#16651 - 02/02/07 05:43 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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ask yourself, what do I want it for, archery, gun, both? Location of use? the local back 40 OR the open plains of mid-west? What is the max. yardage I will ever need?
Then go from those criteria's.

I have a Nikon laser 440, it is very easy to us, and good to go out to 437 yds.

I use it for both archery and gun, I hunt in shotgun only areas, here in NY. I scan reference points for yardage, I know my boundries with my 11-87, so anything in those ranges is down.
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#16652 - 02/10/07 04:41 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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Make sure what ever you buy is waterproof. I really like my Nikon 800.
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#16653 - 02/11/07 08:15 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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Another vote for Bushnell here.
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#16654 - 02/11/07 08:57 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I went from a Bushnell to a Leica several years ago. No comparison...Leica hands down. I have the LRF 900 Scan model. I use it for both rifle and archery. I'm apt to take a 500+ yard shot with the rifle so I went with the longer ranging version. I've been using rangers for the last 12 years and it's pretty much standard equipment for me and my style of hunting.
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#16655 - 02/11/07 05:20 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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I've got the RX2 by Leupold and I LOVE it!
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#16656 - 02/14/07 02:06 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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Leica has much better and brighter optics than most. I love my LRF 900. If I was in the market now, I would also look at the Leica LRF 700 PM on sale now for $350 at Cabela's.

I would like to test the binocular/rangefinder combos. If they are bright enough, I would get one just so I could carry one less item into the woods.
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#16657 - 02/18/07 08:57 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
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Originally posted by tennbassethound:
IF your poor like me, BUSHNELL. I like my YARDAGE PRO TROPHY $150 on ebay.
Have one also, works great, affordable but the only problem is don't keep the battery in it when not using, mine runs down fast...
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#172294 - 03/02/07 08:52 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP [Re: voldawg22]
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I've got the Bushnell Yardage Po, I mean Pro. Works well enough for me, but do your "ranging" on the ground, not elevated in a tree with lots of branches around, or you'll be disappointed in the performance. I used mine so much in the beginning I very seldom hunt with it now. It "trains" you to be accurate at distances after a while.
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#172512 - 03/02/07 01:50 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP [Re: Food Plot 101]
8pointbetter
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sounds great all i need now is to buy one
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#175515 - 03/05/07 03:11 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP [Re: PDenning25]
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I have the nikon 440 and it works well. I have ranged trees at over 450 yards on a clear day. I am looking to get a new one soon with alittle more range. Probly the Leica
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#179906 - 03/09/07 03:26 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP [Re: In the Cross Hairs]
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 Originally Posted By: In the Cross Hairs
Hey
I have a Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 Rangefinder. It works really well , and it is easier on your wallet then a lot of them out there.
I believe they sell for around 150.00 at Bass Pro. But , I'd say you could find them cheaper on ebay , or a discount hunting supply .

agree! been great for 3 years now.
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#293198 - 07/09/07 01:20 PM Re: wanting a range finder HELP [Re: PDenning25]
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i paid $204 for a new in the box leupold RXII range finder on ebayit was $319 in bass pro. ballistic range technology.. i highly recomend this range finder. if you need this guys link on ebay let me know i will see what i can do.
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