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#16650 - 01/25/07 10:11 AM Re: wanting a range finder HELP
Winchester
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Registered: 12/05/03
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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
FULLDRAWXX75
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Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

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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
Rackseeker
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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
TheAirMan
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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
Mike Belt
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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
Double Drops
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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
Deer Whisperer
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Registered: 04/16/05
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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
voldawg22
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Registered: 01/12/07
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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]
Food Plot 101
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Registered: 02/07/06
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Loc: Goodlettsville,TN USA

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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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Registered: 12/31/06
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sounds great all i need now is to buy one
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