Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#752074 - 05/22/08 11:21 PM Rangefinders
TNhuntin93
6 Point


Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 968
Loc: TN

Offline
Been thinking about buying one for this coming archery season.
Is it a good idea or should I keep the money?

Also, if I choose to buy one would it matter if I didnt buy one with angle compensation? Im gona be hunting from a treestand but cant really spend alot of money on one with angle compensation.
_________________________
Hunt & Fish to Live,
Live to Hunt & Fish




Top
#752080 - 05/22/08 11:28 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106599
Loc: TN

Offline
For bowhunting I think they are an excellent tool.
I like to scan around my tree and mark yardages before the deer show up. Very useful.
I have a cheap Bushnell yardage pro 450 (I think) and it does very well.
Anything out past 100 yards, in my opinion, all range finders are useless however.
Just too dang hard to hold on target and get a reading.
For bow hunting though, I would say buy one.
Don't worry about the angle compensation stuff, again, in my humble opinion.
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#752630 - 05/23/08 10:53 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
Gravey
16 Point


Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Offline
I love mine especially for bowhunting. Just shoot a few trees around your stand and then you'll know the distance when the moment of truth arrives. I have the Nikon 440 and they're right around $200.
_________________________
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Top
#753147 - 05/23/08 11:43 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: Gravey]
TNhuntin93
6 Point


Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 968
Loc: TN

Offline
Thanks alot for the input guys.

And Ruger, thats the one I was thinking about buying, it should work fine for my needs I guess.
_________________________
Hunt & Fish to Live,
Live to Hunt & Fish




Top
#761779 - 05/30/08 08:27 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
8POINT
4 Point


Registered: 02/08/03
Posts: 187
Loc: HERNANDO MS

Offline
i have a 440 i am thinking about selling maybe used at the most two times. 150.00
_________________________
GOOD HUNTING,8POINT

Top
#762080 - 05/31/08 06:15 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: 8POINT]
Cuttin Caller
Blister
Non-Typical


Registered: 09/29/03
Posts: 29122
Loc: tn

Offline
Been thinking about getting me one for bow season just so dang many to choose from. Don't know what to get.
Top
#762340 - 05/31/08 02:18 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: Cuttin Caller]
fourwheeler431
14 Point


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 8565
Loc: Powell

Offline
I'm like you CC they're to many to choose from. This will be my daughters first year hunting so,I want the yardage to be correct instead of a guess by me.
_________________________
"I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes. If you $!&@ with me. I'll kill you all!"
Marine General James Mattis to Iraqi tribal leaders.

Top
#762730 - 06/01/08 12:05 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: fourwheeler431]
TNhuntin93
6 Point


Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 968
Loc: TN

Offline
Yeah there are alot of choices, but I narrowed them down ALOT by price. I didnt want to spend $300-400 so I just chose to get one with good reviews and a nice pricetag.
_________________________
Hunt & Fish to Live,
Live to Hunt & Fish




Top
#774593 - 06/10/08 09:57 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
Big J
16 Point


Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 11992
Loc: Joelton

Offline
May i suggest Opti-logic? They are a local company here in TN and make some incredible rangefinders!!!!!!! Look up Opti-logic online!!
_________________________
Love God, Love people, Live Gospel!!

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
3 registered (Rifle06, Mossygoose, FrontierGander) and 70 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180122 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.006 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.