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Unread 12-03-2009, 07:09 PM
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rangefinders??

what in your own humbled opinions would be the best rangefinder and wind checker? and where can i find one of those cool little bags on the comb of these rifles
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    Unread 12-03-2009, 07:25 PM
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    Re: rangefinders??

    You're probably going to get a bunch of opinions on this. If you do a search, you will find more than one thread about "best rangefinder" Here are my votes:

    Rangefinder: Swarovski

    Weather Station: Kestrel (many models to choose from, I like the 3500)

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    Re: rangefinders??

    I have used Leupold, Swarovski, and Leica and from my experience the Leica is the best. Reads farther and Im not positive but the laser beam or whatever seems smaller so easier to pick out your target at long distance.
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    Swaro all the way! Can't believe I went as long as I did without one.

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    Re: rangefinders??

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    You're probably going to get a bunch of opinions on this. If you do a search, you will find more than one thread about "best rangefinder" Here are my votes:

    Rangefinder: Swarovski

    Weather Station: Kestrel (many models to choose from, I like the 3500)

    Get out your wallet!
    Me too, on both counts.

    I also have a Leica. It has a smaller aiming circle, which is nice. The button on the Leica is nicer and easier to push. BUT.....The Swaro will reach 300 to 500 yards further......every time!!!!
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    Re: rangefinders??

    Lots of opinions on rangefinders. I use the Leica CRF 1200 and like it. I've heard a lot of good feedback of the Swaro too but haven't tried it. I would assume both are good and have pros and cons. The main thing is to get a good one. I started off with the $250 or $300 model and it worked for a couple years and gave out. If you are serious about all of this, buy once. I am starting to look at wind meters as well. I haven't stepped up to the plate but getting close. I did pick up one of the $30 or so dollar Caldwells and it at least got me into the game. No comparison though to a good one I'm sure. From what most have said, the Kestrell 3500 seems to be the most common choice. Good luck!
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    Re: rangefinders??

    thanks guys.. i was hoping someone would say cheaper but i would rather buy once and buy right.. and still yet does anyone know where I can get one of those little bags on the comb of the rifle? I dont even know what they are called
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