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#752074 - 05/22/08 11:21 PM Rangefinders
TNhuntin93
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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.
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#752080 - 05/22/08 11:28 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
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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.
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#752630 - 05/23/08 10:53 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
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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.
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#753147 - 05/23/08 11:43 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: Gravey]
TNhuntin93
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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.
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#761779 - 05/30/08 08:27 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
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i have a 440 i am thinking about selling maybe used at the most two times. 150.00
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#762080 - 05/31/08 06:15 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: 8POINT]
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Been thinking about getting me one for bow season just so dang many to choose from. Don't know what to get.
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#762340 - 05/31/08 02:18 PM Re: Rangefinders [Re: Cuttin Caller]
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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.
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#762730 - 06/01/08 12:05 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: fourwheeler431]
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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.
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#774593 - 06/10/08 09:57 AM Re: Rangefinders [Re: TNhuntin93]
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May i suggest Opti-logic? They are a local company here in TN and make some incredible rangefinders!!!!!!! Look up Opti-logic online!!
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