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Looking for a good rangefinder.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

I have had one of the Nikon 1200 gold range finders for about 3 years. I have been able ro range deer out to 900 yards and rocks out to about 1100 consistanly. I have been able to range my gong at 1000 with no problems. It doey not have many options but is extremely easy to use. If there is any fog or clouds forget it it just does not work well. I have been very happy with it so far, that being said I will be upgrading to a leica 1600b to go along with the Lapua Im building.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:09 AM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

Another vote for the Nikon 1200. I've ranged deer between 600 to 700 yards. I like it better than my Dads Leica 900 and he likes my Nikon better too. Good luck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

Get the Bushnell 1600 ARC, I love mine and it will hang and sometimes out perform a Leica. A friend of mine has a Leica 1600 we ranged the same targets out to 1600yds and my Bushnell ranged every target it did, I ranged a tree at 1300 that he could not get.

Bushnell Elite 1600 ARC 7x26 Black Laser Rangefinder FREE S&H 205110. Bushnell Range Finders.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

click on the link in the previous post , and look at the specs on the 1600arc . fur is hard to range .

reflective 1600 yds
tree 1000 yds
deer 500 yds
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

LEICA 1600 OWNERS...... How far can you consistently range whitetail deer?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

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Originally Posted by Big Pard View Post
LEICA 1600 OWNERS...... How far can you consistently range whitetail deer?
In what conditions?

In lower light 1000 to 1400 maybe even further.

In mid day full light or sun 800 to 1000 consistently.

Conditions will cause different results. I have even had smoke from distant forest fires interfere. Fog, snow and rain are worse. But for an average you can count on 1000.

This is on flat ground with sand bags where there is nothing behind the animal. Stick that same deer on a hillside and you will get much longer readings but could be ranging dirt if you are not on sand bags.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:24 PM
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Re: Looking for a good rangefinder.

Well what I mean is how far can you range deer in the worst case scenario. I can justify 750-800 for a rangefinder if it really out performs the 300-400 ones.
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