I need it for mainly bowhubting and I can spend 200/300 on a range finder , since you have experience with them what do you recommend? The pros and cons do not vary much one light have a red reticle ? This is the impact 850 vs ranger 1300I have a ranger 1000 and a ranger 1500. Both of them are awesome. I've really got no complaints. A buddy dropped his 1000 from his stand and true to their word vortex replaced it no questions asked.
Unless your dead set on needlessly blowing money get a Bushnell. They work fine.
The OP said he want's it for archery hunting so yeah, no need to spend big bucks when Bushnell's work fine. And by the way, my Bushnell has good optics and works well to 600 yards, and I still have money in my pocket.Superior optics is not needlessly blowing money. I had five different range finders on the counter when choosing mine. Bushnel, Nikon, Vortex, Leica and Leupold. Narrowed down to two and asked the manager to walk me outside the store to do a final check in natural light. The two I had were Leupold and Leica. Leica won hands down in clarity with the obviously superior glass. The Leica is so good I stopped carrying binoculars. At the distances I hunt they are perfect. Do not limit yourself to a specific dollar amount. Go with performance. You will be using your range finder for alot of years.
A Bushnell is all you need here in Pa. you don`t need to spend over 150 for a rangefinder, most all of your shots will most likely be 100 yards or less and maybe 200 at the longest, I have a Leica CRF 2400 that I paid 500.00 for and the Bushnell that I picked up at Walmart on sale for 75 bucks and the Bushnell gives me the same distance as the Leica. Put your money on the best riflescope or Archery sights you can afford, that is where good optics will serve you the best...IMO...Unless your dead set on needlessly blowing money get a Bushnell. They work fine.
I was just researching this rangefinder. What color are the reticles and how does it work in low light ?I broke my Opti-logic 2 years ago and bought a HaloXRT7 that I have Zero complaints about. On sale with a coupon and a rebate it only ended up costing about $75. Works fine for bow hunting, never tried using it at really long distance?