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Laser range finder #5347135 10/07/14 11:16 PM
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Does anyone know where I can find an inexpensive laser range finder?
Only need it to reach 150-200 yards
I am taking my wife deer hunting with me opening day
I can't afford to spend a lot, so it needs to be in the $100.00- $200.00 price range
I know I can't get a good one for that price range, but if it gives me an idea about the range, to help her out, it would work
I am trying to make her first deer hunting trip the best I can

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What rifle or weapon are you shooting? Most should be able to hold elevation easily out to 200 yards.



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There was a nice one for trade in in the swap classifieds.


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Not looking for rifle mounted, sorry, should have said that
Looking for a handheld model
She has a Savage Axis 7mm 08 with scope

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You really don't need a rangefinder for that range with that rifle.


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She does have a better rifle than I do. Lol

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Sight in that 7mm-08 3" high at 100 yards and forget about the range finder.

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Originally Posted By: brucet
Not looking for rifle mounted, sorry, should have said that
Looking for a handheld model
She has a Savage Axis 7mm 08 with scope


Wanst talking about that one, That is a Bushnell iirc. There is a Leupold 600 also for trade.


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Here it is
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Originally Posted By: brucet
Does anyone know where I can find an inexpensive laser range finder?
EBay is littered with them. I've been watching them for a while and you can get a $300+ RF for under $200 shipped to your door. Since this is kind of a one-time/limited use deal, I'd look for a Bushnell 450 which will more than do the job for you, and can be had for about $80.


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Originally Posted By: brucet
Not looking for rifle mounted, sorry, should have said that
Looking for a handheld model
She has a Savage Axis 7mm 08 with scope

If you sight in at 100 yards, you will be about 1.5" low at 200 yards. IMO, no LRF needed.



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Nikon from Academy! It has worked fine for me for years and years...love it.


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Like they all said... You'd be wasting money. You really don't need one unless you're bow hunting or shooting at more than 200 yards IMO.

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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
If you sight in at 100 yards, you will be about 1.5" low at 200 yards. IMO, no LRF needed.


Originally Posted By: Jimbo
Sight in that 7mm-08 3" high at 100 yards and forget about the range finder.


These guys are spot on. The 7-08 is a flat shooter, and if sighted in correctly will shoot any deer that she is comfortable holding on out to nearly 300 yds without adjusting the hold.

Here is data from a chart showing Mid Range Trajectory (3" high at 140yds) and Point Blank Range (287yds, 285yds respectively) if sighted in 2.6" high at 100 yds for a couple of 7mm-08 rounds:

Cartridge_____Bullet_____________BC______100yds____200yds____MRT_____PBR
7mm-08 Rem.___(120 Sp at 3000)__.343_____+2.6"_____+2.0"___3"@140___287yds
7mm-08 Rem.___(140 BT at 2860)__.485_____+2.6"_____+1.9"___3"@140___285yds


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Get a cheap one, I can tell you it will make for more confident shooting at any range when you know the exact range.



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