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Best Rangefinder for the money?

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Unread 11-20-2007, 01:55 PM
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Best Rangefinder for the money?

I have a 1500 yardage pro. Will not pick up deer over 450-500is yards. Need something exact?
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    Unread 11-20-2007, 02:58 PM
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    They all have the problem you present to some extent.

    I have a Leica 1200 Scan. Its main limitation it the 1200 yd design limit.:(

    Be sure that whatever you get ranges the deer and not the stuff around it. At LRH distances the stuff around it isn't close enough.
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    Unread 11-21-2007, 09:34 AM
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    the swaro is the best i've seen. Have picked up deer as far as 850
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    Unread 11-21-2007, 10:10 AM
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    +1 on the Leica
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    Unread 11-21-2007, 10:23 AM
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    Swaro - Swaro - Swaro

    Ranging deer out to 1,000yds was not too difficult if the rangefinder was held steady against a rest. Hand holding at that distance did affect its performance, as I'm sure it would for any other laser rangefinder.
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    Unread 11-21-2007, 11:25 AM
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    Thats like a trick question! ( Best for the Money )
    You need to figure out what you want out of your range finder, then see what is the cost of the ones that will fit the bill.

    I enjoy my Leica
    Bought it used from a member here (BIG SMILE).
    I figure it cost $1.00 yard!! (little frown)
    I have ranged houses at 5500 yards
    rock face cliffs at 6140 yards
    church steeple at 2500 and mountain behind at 3400
    almost any animal at 2K plus
    backhoe at 4K
    VERY EASY TO 4K on any thing of size!
    OOOOH it also gives angles, degrees, blah blah blah
    And it is in binocular, but only 7 power!

    But for the money!! the old "wild" would be hard to beat!
    just don't plan on packing one very far!

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    it depends on how far you want readings and in what conditions. if you want to go over 1k in sunny conditions you're looking at the newcon 2000 or the swaro..minimum.the newcons of the last year or so seem to be a whole bunch better in function and quality than their previous models.the swaro is the most proven performer, also the most expensive.i have the bushnell 1500 and getting readings past 1k is near impossible.i do get readings out to 8-900 very regularly. i'm not woried about reading the ground beside the animal because so far i've only hunted on steep hills as that's the only way i can long range hunt. i'm sure the unit that's getting readings out to 4-6k would be closer to a 5 digit price tag than 3.
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