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#6410807 - 08/16/16 11:23 AM range finder?
tbass Offline
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Registered: 08/16/16
Posts: 1
any help with a range finder that don't break the bank?

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#6410822 - 08/16/16 11:33 AM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5474
Loc: texas
Your actual budget would help some
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#6410971 - 08/16/16 01:08 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8014
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Budget, and what do you need it to do? Rifle only, bow/rifle, <600 yds, >1000 yds? A while back Cabela's had the Leupold TBR 1200i for $249, which was a screaming good deal. But you may not need that kind of performance.
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#6410985 - 08/16/16 01:16 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2865
Sig kilo seems to be the top dog. If you need less than that look for used ones because a lot of people saying there's to get one.

I have a Leopold 1k tbri and like it. I would get the sig if I bought one today

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#6411057 - 08/16/16 02:19 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
cblackall Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/12/16
Posts: 188
Loc: Lewisville, TX
x2 on the Sig Kilo. Not sure what your budget or performance needs are, but this rangefinder has been getting rave reviews from folks in the long range community. A lot of features for the money.

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#6411078 - 08/16/16 02:40 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5598
Loc: Central Texas
On the lower cost end of the scale, a Nikon 600 will read a coyote to 400 yards if (and only if) you have decent light. If all your shooting is 400 yards or closer, you don't have to spend the big bucks. How far you need to range is up to you, but I wanted you to know what you can get for a relatively low spend.

Just to mention it, my Nikon 600 will read a shiny road sign out to maybe 900 yards in good light, but unless you are from East Texas you won't be shooting any road signs.

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#6411122 - 08/16/16 03:20 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Loc: Grapevine
And don't be hung up on strictly 'hunting' rangefinders. the Bushnell tour V3, $199, ranges to 1000 yards, but only 3-400 on smaller objects like the flags on the greens.
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#6412578 - 08/17/16 12:57 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Another for the Sig Kilo, but it isn't cheap, nor a bank breaker.
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#6412670 - 08/17/16 01:59 PM Re: range finder? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 2373
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Another for the Sig Kilo, but it isn't cheap, nor a bank breaker.


+1 Bought one recently and used it pig hunting. Really like it even over my Swaro due to the more compact size.

Also, it has a mode to adjust distance for inclines and declines, which is important as distance increases.

Nice piece of kit and a very good value. Well worth the cost.

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#6413485 - 08/17/16 09:18 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
Txhillbilly Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 566
Loc: Johnson County
The Sig Kilo 2000 is by far the best rangefinder for the money. I love mine,and gave my Nikon to a friend.

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#6413573 - 08/17/16 09:53 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
Just Nate Offline
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Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 4648
Loc: Austin, TX
I have a Leupold and a Bushnell. Bushnell is actually easier to use and the glass is better.

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#6413629 - 08/17/16 10:16 PM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
DStroud Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Waco
By the way no one mentioned Sig Kilo has a 850 and 1250 model as well as the 2000 now

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#6429120 - 08/29/16 09:17 AM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 768
Loc: West Texas
I have a Sig Kilo 850 in route. I'll run a comparison of it with a Leica model that I have when I get a chance. (and when it comes in)
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#6429125 - 08/29/16 09:21 AM Re: range finder? [Re: Bbear]
BOBO the Clown Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42700
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Bbear
I have a Sig Kilo 850 in route. I'll run a comparison of it with a Leica model that I have when I get a chance. (and when it comes in)

The 850 doesn't have auto brightness as it big brother does and is only 4x

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#6429137 - 08/29/16 09:26 AM Re: range finder? [Re: tbass]
Eastwood Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 122
Academy has the rx 650 leupold on sale right now for 149.99. I picked one up yesterday.

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