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#6950043 - 11/07/17 11:34 AM Range Finder
onlysmith&wesson Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 1035
Loc: Lewisville/ Red River County
Need recommendations, $300.00 or less. I don't need a lot of features, looking for simplicity and accuracy to 600 yards. I'll be using this from an elevated position down a mostly dry river bed. I plan to range features and spots on the ground to be ready for crossing game.
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#6950114 - 11/07/17 12:18 PM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
Teal28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 4224
Loc: Hen House Tx
I have a bushnell. its 6 or 7 years old now. Think it was right around 300 bucks maybe 350. Says its accurate to 800 yards. I have verified accurately out to 1150. Never had a problem and only have changed that battery once.
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#6950266 - 11/07/17 02:17 PM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 9215
Loc: Lubbock, TX
A forum member made me a great deal on a used Leupold RX-1000. It's been great, done everything I've asked so far, and has angle calculation for bow. You can get a brand new RX-650 for about half your budget. If you wanted to step up a little, you could get a 1200i or a Sig Kilo 2000/2200/2400. Watch the Black Friday sales coming up.
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#6950448 - 11/07/17 03:39 PM Re: Range Finder [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
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Loc: Lewisville/ Red River County
You're right, Amazon $149 on the RX-650. I didn't realize a good quality range finder was that cheap.
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
A forum member made me a great deal on a used Leupold RX-1000. It's been great, done everything I've asked so far, and has angle calculation for bow. You can get a brand new RX-650 for about half your budget. If you wanted to step up a little, you could get a 1200i or a Sig Kilo 2000/2200/2400. Watch the Black Friday sales coming up.
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#6950718 - 11/07/17 06:37 PM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
Toxarch Offline
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1945
Loc: Parker County
Be aware that a lot of the rangefinders need a reflective surface at distances over half their rated distance. So quick ranging a tree at 500 yards may not show a reading.
If you just want distances to fixed objects, have a look at the free app called HuntStand. You can mark your elevated platform and get distances to fixed objects on a satellite image. It is pretty accurate on distances.
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#6950978 - 11/07/17 10:29 PM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 144
Loc: North TX
Weaver.
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#6950995 - 11/07/17 10:50 PM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14669
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Sig Kilo.
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#6951026 - 11/08/17 12:21 AM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
Nate C. Offline
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Registered: 11/27/08
Posts: 909
Loc: Black Cat Ridge, Texas
Nikon Riflehunter
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#6951339 - 11/08/17 09:00 AM Re: Range Finder [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 212
Sig Kilo 1250

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