Originally Posted by royinidaho
Your best purchase would be a used Leica 1200. May have to pay as much as $450. Possibly lower depending.
I think this is good advice. I bought a Leica CFR1200 used for this exact price a few years back. It definitely does not go as far out as the 1600 or the ultra high-end units, but I have supreme confidence that it ranges accurately.
Mine is not for sale, we'll put it that way
Further to Roy's point, I don't think there is a "cheap" way to get what you want