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Best Rangefinder for the money?

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Unread 11-22-2007, 03:05 PM
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im looking to pick one up after the first of the any one try the Leica CRF 1200
i want o range a deer oot to at least 600 elk a little farther

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Unread 11-22-2007, 03:59 PM
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Todd. I have a yardage pro 800 that can get hard targets (tree, rock) out to 840+ yds. Haven't had a chance to try it on game, but did range a couple of cows at just over 400 yds. Wouldn't read at 800 on cows or big round hay bales. If the target reflectivity scale at the top reaches 35-40% reflectivity, I can get a range reading. It barely gets enough to read at 840, tho. Watch your reflectivity scale.

It is important to get a rest and hold very still. Also, JECustom had a yardage pro 400 that had a dislocated crosshair. He found where it actually was by ranging a windmill tail against an open sky. It was way off.

The 1500 should do a lot better than my 800 on game. I'd call Bushnell.

Good luck, Tom
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Unread 11-29-2007, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CAM View Post
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!

Am I the only one that noticed that Cam fired up some BRUSH WHISKEY on this . none of this is making any sense.....SPOOKY !!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 12-04-2007, 03:11 AM
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well he might be unless he has purchased a Leica Vector. as i can see the parameters that he mentions are available in the leica Vector RFs. Have played with one belonging to a Swiss friend of mine..impressed as was my pocket!!
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:29 AM
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The best I have owned is the Swaro hands down. Would love a Vector but man talk about $$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!
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Unread 12-05-2007, 01:17 PM
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they do make a smaller one and cheaper one i guess, its the smaller version which reads to 2.5km.
will be playing with one in 2weeks in switzerland.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 10:43 AM
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Opti-Logic. $400 and ranges great to 900 yds, fast and easy. Furthest was 1160 yds on a tree on a cloudy day. Check em out! I don't work there or sell them, just happy with mine
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