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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
Another rangefinder question!
Over the years, I've owned 2 Nikon Archer's choice. Both were very accurate out to about 100 yds, both were worth nothing when it was raining or foggy, both had angle compensation (which is nice, but not essential). After the second one went on me, I decided to go with a Vortex 1000, due to the warranty that Vortex has- lifetime. I've used it on some local 3D shoots and have found it to be off by as much as 5 yards on dark targets and in dark situations. As you know, 5 yards is the difference between a good kill, a miss, or worse, a long night tracking. I called Vortex and they said that that is acceptable at short distances on that range finder - it's less accurate under 50 yards than it is at 500- especially on black or dark targets. Since Nikon does not make the Archers Choice anymore, I'm looking for opinions- only parameters- max cost- $275. Any recommendations?
Wishing I was at camp!