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#6008202 - 11/03/15 08:55 AM Looking for an affordable rangefinder
ETexas Hunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 724
Loc: Austin
any recommendations? I'd like for it to go out to at least 500 yards on a deer.

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#6009024 - 11/03/15 03:42 PM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6975
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Look around for a used one, IMO. I got a nice Leupold 1000 TBR from a fellow member. It's a very nice unit and not too expensive. Also, Black Friday is coming up fast and there will be some crazy deals on rangefinders. You might also check with SWFA and Camera Land about demo units.
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#6012325 - 11/05/15 09:59 AM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
ccoker Offline
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500 yards consistently on deer requires a good range finder.
I like the Bushnell ARC
http://www.bushnell.com/tactical/laser-rangefinders/elite-1-mile-arc

I let a buddy borrow it recently for an Elk hunt outside of Aspen.
He ranged an Elk at 505, dialed in and perfect hit.
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#6012890 - 11/05/15 02:44 PM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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good to know. Thanks!

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#6012902 - 11/05/15 02:49 PM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Look for a used leupould imo. I would get one at least to 1k. I want to get a newer one soon that can go further. While elk hunting I was having trouble getting some longer distances

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#6014046 - 11/06/15 06:45 AM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4738
Loc: Red River way
The Leupold 1200 without the angle stuff were being marked down recently and perform well.
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#6014058 - 11/06/15 06:57 AM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
TxHunter80 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 285
I use a Nikon Riflehunter and a Leupold RX600. No issues with either. Both were about $300

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#6014472 - 11/06/15 10:25 AM Re: Looking for an affordable rangefinder [Re: ETexas Hunter]
D-Day Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 95
Loc: North TX
Weaver brand. 8X plus it's good out to 1000 yards. I bought one in September.

http://www.natchezss.com/weaver-8x1000-yards-laser-rangefinder.html

Very similar to the older Bushnell Compact 800.
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