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Looking for advice on a range finder #7624824 10/05/19 09:27 PM
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I am going to buy a range finder but have no experience using one. I grew up hunting in East Texas where they weren't really needed but now I am primarily hunting in West Texas where much further shots are possible. I'd appreciate your feedback/suggestions.

Many thanks.

Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: wsjaxIV] #7624825 10/05/19 09:28 PM
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Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7624835 10/05/19 09:47 PM
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Up to $500?

Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: wsjaxIV] #7624891 10/05/19 11:30 PM
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I've never used a range finder but before you drop that kind of coin
you might want to try the free Mapulator app for smart phones.

Assuming you are in a stand, drop a pin on your location
then drop pins on other reference points you can see in the satellite image.
Make a little sketch map and write the ranges in.

Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: MrMadMac] #7624895 10/05/19 11:37 PM
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I will take a look at that app but I am not on a lease. I am often hunting in new places where I think a range finder would suit me best. Thanks for the idea!

Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: wsjaxIV] #7624903 10/05/19 11:45 PM
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Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: wsjaxIV] #7624937 10/06/19 12:49 AM
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I've only owned 1 rangefinder, the Leupold Havok. Clear, fast & easy. For hunting it has done everything I've ever needed. About $200
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Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: FiremanJG] #7625406 10/06/19 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Sig Kilo 2200.


I originally bought a Vortex Ranger 1800. While it works fine, it hasn't been out of it's case since I got the Kilo 2200.

Re: Looking for advice on a range finder [Re: wsjaxIV] #7625511 10/06/19 09:13 PM
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x3 on the Sig Kilo 2200-- I had Leica, Leupold and Vortex-- the Sig has the best combination of user interface, glass and capability. I never could get my Leupold or Vortex to 'advertised' ranges... not a problem with the 2200.

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