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#3370331 - 09/22/13 08:48 PM Best Range Finder?
utvol5
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Whats the best range finder for bow hunting? Reasonable priced!
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#3370343 - 09/22/13 08:55 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: utvol5]
deerhunter10
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personally I haven't found a range finder that wouldn't be good for bow hunting, your only going to be ranging 10-60 yards so it just a preference on if you want it for gun to. then if you do then it can get a little touchy. I use a Bushnell but im about to buy a leupold.
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#3370376 - 09/22/13 09:21 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: deerhunter10]
Kimberman
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I have a Nikon Riflehunter 1000 that I am very satisfied with. I was able to do side by side comparisons with it and my Dad's buddie's Swarovski range finder. The glass was much better in the Swarovski, but both range finders were with in 10 yards of each other out to 600 yards, they were the same or within 2 yards of each other out to 300.
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#3370599 - 09/23/13 06:39 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: Kimberman]
hydro76k
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I to have been looking for one?? Any suggestions on what that is not wicked expensive?
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#3371895 - 09/23/13 09:18 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: hydro76k]
280longshot
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I had a Bushnell but quickly realized that it wouldn't range in the dead of winter on a field.
So with that said, I bought a Leica 900 scan. Without a doubt it's never failed me and has always ranged very quickly. It's not priced in the mid range by no means, but it works and works very good.
Never seen one that works better In My Opinion!!!
I hunt fields and knowing the range is very important for me.

And yes it ranges excellent in the woods for bow hunting, it's pretty much a all around device. I use it alot for just viewing the fields and deer also.


Edited by 280longshot (09/23/13 09:20 PM)
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#3373648 - 09/25/13 09:30 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: 280longshot]
jmlost
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Have a Nikon works great but eats batteries. I also have a red field I like better. It is smaller and battery last much long. Accuracy is the same between the two.
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#3396606 - 10/10/13 01:05 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: jmlost]
infoman jr.
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I've been pleased with my Leupold RX750. It has angle compensation and I'm on the same batteries after probably 5 years.
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#3396714 - 10/10/13 02:20 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: infoman jr.]
TITANSFAN2104
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Leica is the best for the money As far as reaching its predicted capability. Although I have a nikon gold 1200 that ranges consistently to 8-900 yards which im pleased with.
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#3397922 - 10/11/13 09:59 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
Mr. Hawk
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I just got the new bushnell nx1000 and like it.
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#3399084 - 10/12/13 09:37 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: Mr. Hawk]
J.Maples
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I like my Nikon.
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#3399318 - 10/12/13 02:17 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: J.Maples]
Tar12
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If your going to drop the coin on a rangefinder buy a good one the first time! I went the tight @#$ route and regretted it. you can use it for your bow hunting as well as rifle hunting. While a cheap range finder will work for bow hunting ,IMO, anything under a 800yd-1,000 yd finder is wasted money if it is going to pull double duty. Most range finders in this class have real trouble picking up soft target/deer past 300 yds.
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#3401249 - 10/14/13 02:12 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: J.Maples]
bbuck14
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 Originally Posted By: J.Maples
I like my Nikon.


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#3402580 - 10/14/13 07:41 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: bbuck14]
LanceS4803
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Leupold RX-1000i TBR with DNA
Use for rifle and bow. Small, light weight.
My only criticism is that the readout is very bright at night, dawn/dusk.

I had an Opti-Logic and sent it back after just a week.
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#3404445 - 10/16/13 05:37 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: ]
TITANSFAN2104
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 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
Anyone have an opinion on the Halos??

Good luck???!!!!!
Dad went through 3 before he finally found a decent cheap brand although I cant remember which brand it was. Goes back to the saying, you get what you pay for

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#3404499 - 10/16/13 07:02 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
cozy23
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Leupold RX600. Got it on sale from Bass Pro. It does not have the angle range in it but it seems pretty accurate. Same batteries after 2 years.
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#3404847 - 10/16/13 10:48 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: J.Maples]
KPH
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Don't go cheep buy the best you can afford. I bought a Swarovski, and have been very happy with it. Now let me say I bought it for long range but have used it for 25yrd or so and it has done very well at all ranges.
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#3469171 - 11/25/13 09:09 AM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: KPH]
Kritter Gitter
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Ive got a base model Halo. NEVER had a problem with it in 3 years. If thats what suits your budget, then by all means, buy it. I have no regrets and would reccommend it to anyone. Just make sure you get the model that has the range you want.
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#3486476 - 12/05/13 09:50 PM Re: Best Range Finder? [Re: Kritter Gitter]
LoneWolf1
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Leupold RX-1000i TBR with DNA

The only drawback anyone has ever come up to me with was at the sporting goods store. Guy said, "Point it at that black gun safe and range it". it wouldnt read it, the Nikon would. I told em. "Thanks guys, Ill be sure to use a nikon next time go to the woods to hunt shiny gloss black gun safes."

I own a bushnell scott 1000 also, loved it for archery, but my leupold is all Ive carried this year.


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