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Rangefinders

I'm looking for any/all info on rangefinders. I have no experience with them, but would like to get one. I am kind of biased with Leupold scopes and binoculars...so any info on them especially is great appreciated. Thanks. Mike
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How much do you want to spend and how far would you like to range?
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Again, I have no experience with them so the "sky is the limit" with regards to distance. the most expensive Leupold range finder is MSRP $520 on their website so that is a good starting point for around max price.
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Re: Rangefinders

Take a look at the Sig Sauer Kilo 2000 and Bushnell Elite one mile ARC. They both go for around 500 bucks . I have a older Leica CRF1200 that has served me well, but lacks angle compensation. I use the Leica for varmint and longrange deer hunting. I also have a new Bushnell Truth for archery, it has the angle compensation, but lacks the range of the Leica.

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Thanks! Much appreciated!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 12:12 PM
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Ha, got too old for electronic rangefinders. Don't miss not spending the money.
Learned and practice on walks and hikes(non-hunting)to gauge the archery distance by sight and zero a rifle in at 300 yards, pretty much a much longer distance. than I use. Aim a little low at closer distances.
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Re: Rangefinders

I have a Leica 1200CRF and like it, like the magnification, now discontinued for the 1600. Just works as advertised. In Pa watching fields I check distances to specific points ahead of time rather than using it after an animal shows up. On open plains, tundra, cross canyon, high open mountains, they are well worth the weight. I have a 400yd shooting range and used it to setup the targets, off my property I use it to ensure 150 yd safety zone when setting traps.

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Re: Rangefinders

I have a Nikon monarch gold 1200


I little big for bow hunting..but I still use it...



I've gotten ranges on buildings much farther than 1200yds...its actually impressive...where most won't read half their stated distance..

I've hit non-reflective targets much farther than expected... Close to 1000yds...fields and such 800+ pretty easily...


If I wanted one soley for archery hunting I'd go with a smaller one...
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Re: Rangefinders

I also have the 1200CRF and have yet to be disappointed. Money well spent.
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