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Help me pick a rangefinder #6035868 11/18/15 01:25 AM
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Looking for a good rangefinder that won't break the bank $400 or less that will range out to at least 1000 yards. What brand and what features do you recommend ? Thanks

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Re: Help me pick a rangefinder [Re: Cattleman] #6037297 11/18/15 07:16 PM
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read what to 1k?


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Re: Help me pick a rangefinder [Re: Cattleman] #6037308 11/18/15 07:24 PM
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What are you using it for? If this is just for a deer blind some apps can do range calculation on gps now.

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What is break the bank? Bushnell has a 1300 and a 1600 and the Leupold 1200 is pretty nice. I have the 1000 Leupold but I don't think it will actually read that far. I've ranged to about 800 on it. If break the bank is much higher, then Leica 1600 ($800) comes into play.


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Re: Help me pick a rangefinder [Re: Cattleman] #6039337 11/19/15 10:03 PM
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Luckily within that budget, you have several options. However the distance is the concerning factor for me. For game, you hard pressed to obtain accurate ranging out to 800. Large inanimate objects out to 900, but reflective target out to a little over 1000.

Personally I am using Leupold's 1200i, and I really like it. I haven't spent a lot of time ranging with it, but it does get some use, I have been so busy, I haven't been able to hunt much this year.

Are you wanting this to hunt with? Or are you using this to get into shooting longer ranges?


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I am wanting to use this for hunting and for help with long range shooting.

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Buy the Lieca 1600B and cry only once.

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Originally Posted By: headhunter54
Buy the Lieca 1600B and cry only once.


This, or buy the Leupold for $299 from Cabelas while it's still on sale.


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Re: Help me pick a rangefinder [Re: Cattleman] #6040412 11/20/15 03:44 PM
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Leica for ultimate accuracy, I however use two other models, an older leupold and a bushnell arc1600. I'd get the leica if I could do it again.

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I am very happy with the Bushnell 1 mile ARC for both hunting and long range.


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I have the Vortex range finder which will range targets out to 850 or so. I'm pretty happy with it.
If I was going to buy again I would get the Leica

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Originally Posted By: headhunter54
Buy the Lieca 1600B and cry only once.


Yep or save a little money and buy the 1000 yard model. Leica is the way to go.

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I have the lieca 1600b and have ranged cows out to 1300yds. Really like it.

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I have a leupold TBR 1000 and it works very well.


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I am down between the Leica and Swarvo- Good Article.

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