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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Any ideas on a decent rangefinder? I never had one before and am thinking about picking one up this year. I maybe going antelope hunting in Colorado next year and it's probably something I should have for that. But would use it most of the time in PA.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 04:31 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

both the bushnell yardage pro and Nikon Prostaff are good for the money. You will pay more for angle compensation rangefinders and for antelope and normal treestand hunting i don't think it is necasary. If you range a tree base and that same tree at eye level its only a difference of 2 to 3 yards

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 04:38 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

Leupold makes some nice decent priced rangefinders with ARC compensation..If you get on EBAY you can get used rangefinders in new condition at cheap prices..You just have to keep watching for them...
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 05:36 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

I have the Nikon and for the cash can't be beat.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

I suggest the bushnell bow hunter. Ive got the camo chuck adams edition. Ive had it for about 3 years now and usually only use it to pre range land marks at treestand sites so i know where everything is at before i hunt the area. If im using my climber i will take it with me though. Mine went through the washer and dryer without a mark on it last year and it still works like a charm. If you are getting it for bow hunting then you definately want the ARC.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

Jack,go big and get a Leica.I've owned a couple $200 Bushnells and Nikons.They range as good as anything but the one's I had were worthless at dusk and dawn.I was hunting elk in Colorado and the guide had a Leica.I couldn't get over the difference in low light.As soon as I got home,I bought one.They're expensive but you can find decent deals if you search.In the long run,they're worth the etra money.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 11:24 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

I had the Chuck Adams for a couple of years now and have the same report as Buck Whisperer. It only does ARC out to 99 yds and ranges pretty well out to 400.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 02:19 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

Save your money on the angle compensation, but spend the money on the ones with rain feature. More times than not, my Nikon gives me fits in even the slightest fog in the early season. Keep getting readings like 4.5 or 6.5 until the fog burns totally off.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 08:48 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

The new Bushnell Truth has angle comp and is under $200. For $50 more the Nikon archers choice is nice
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: Rangefinder

i have the older model nikon 440 and it has been flawless. Its one piece of equipment i dont leave home without. Even when scouting.

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