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Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

 
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:00 PM
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Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

Looking for a good RF that will range out past 800 without having to sit there with the button depressed,RF propped on a rest, hoping for a miracle.My NiKon is great for shorter ranges but beyond 600 it takes an act of god to get a good reading,its sveral years old and going down hill.Whats out there in the $500-600 range that will read 800+ without these issues?Thanx
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:10 PM
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Re: Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

Leica 1600!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

Leica 1000r
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:12 AM
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Re: Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

I am also in the market for a rangefinder, I've done a lot of reading lately and see that the Leupold RX-1000i is also very highly rated.
Anyone have any opinion on the RX-1000i.
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Re: Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

Like BigNGreen said if you can spring for it the leica 1600 is hard to beat. If not look over the classifieds for a leica crf 900 or better yet 1200 model damn good rangefinders for the money and used they would be under your budget.

Untill you get to 3 times as much it's almost impossible to beat leicas for reliable readings.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

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Like BigNGreen said if you can spring for it the leica 1600 is hard to beat. If not look over the classifieds for a leica crf 900 or better yet 1200 model damn good rangefinders for the money and used they would be under your budget.

Untill you get to 3 times as much it's almost impossible to beat leicas for reliable readings.
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I bought a gently used Leica CRF 1200 several years ago and have been very happy with it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:26 AM
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Re: Whats the best HUNTING rangefinder for aprx $500?

Give Camera Land New York a phone call. They are a sponsor on this site. Sometimes they have open box 1600B fully inspected ready to go for around 650. Really a good deal if you are not too picky and you can always send it back.
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