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Old 10-20-2012, 06:20 PM
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Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

G'Day all,

As the title says i'm looking for a budget range finder that will go to 600 yards or there abouts. After spending everything i have on a decent rifle and great scope i really need a budget range finder to last a year or so.

I don't expect great clarity or low light performance, just as long as it works and gives me a reliable range out to 500-600.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

I was in the same boat a few years ago. I bought a Bushnell 1200 with the Cabela's name on it for $200.00. It has ranged out to 1275 and has performed for years. I have to hold it steady but it has been so good I haven't upgraded yet. I don't know what the newer ones are going for but it wouldn't be a bad option on a budget.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

If you're on a budget, look at Bushnell and Nikon.

If you want one to last a life time, look at Swarovski and Leica.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

I like my Leupold, but I'm admitidly bias. I live in the Northwest, & most of the gear I own is made here;
Leupold optics- Oregon
Nosler bullets, & brass- Oregon
Pendleton wool- Oregon
Filson wool, & tin cloth Washington
Columbia sportswear Oregon/Washington border
Hawthorne/Whites boots Washington
Leatherman- Oregon
Gerber- Oregon
You get the idea. I like supporting quality local companies when I can so that's my reasoning for being bias.
No, I don't think a Leupy rangefinder is even remotely in the same class as a Leica or Swaro, & if I had the $$ I'd own one of them as we'll, but throw budget/quality in the mix, & I'm back to square one, supporting local companies like Leupold.

I've owned phillipeans made Burris FF-2 scopes, loved them. I've owned a few (Japanese??) Nikons, & liked them too for the $, but I can always send my Leupys in for a new reticle, or turrets or whatever, whenever I want, & their warranty is rock solid, so I don't buy foreign optics anymore unless they're high end, high quality glass.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:37 PM
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Re: Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

Leupold rx 1000i TBR w/DNA
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:22 AM
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Re: Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

Newcon optik

Their at least made in Canada instead of over sea's, I'm liking the one I got so far but with novelty and all, I'm gonna hold out judgement for a while.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:09 AM
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Re: Budget rangefinder for 600 yards?

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Originally Posted by winmag View Post
I like my Leupold, but I'm admitidly bias. I live in the Northwest, & most of the gear I own is made here;
Leupold optics- Oregon
Nosler bullets, & brass- Oregon
Pendleton wool- Oregon
Filson wool, & tin cloth Washington
Columbia sportswear Oregon/Washington border
Hawthorne/Whites boots Washington
Leatherman- Oregon
Gerber- Oregon
You get the idea. I like supporting quality local companies when I can so that's my reasoning for being bias.
No, I don't think a Leupy rangefinder is even remotely in the same class as a Leica or Swaro, & if I had the $$ I'd own one of them as we'll, but throw budget/quality in the mix, & I'm back to square one, supporting local companies like Leupold.

I've owned phillipeans made Burris FF-2 scopes, loved them. I've owned a few (Japanese??) Nikons, & liked them too for the $, but I can always send my Leupys in for a new reticle, or turrets or whatever, whenever I want, & their warranty is rock solid, so I don't buy foreign optics anymore unless they're high end, high quality glass.
Ditto. For this application the Leupold is the go to range finder.

Either the RX IV or RX 1000 can also be bought well under 450.00 espeically if you check Ebay after the close of rifle season in the US.
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