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Unread 06-13-2011, 12:34 PM
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need a new range finder

hello guys,

I'm in the market for a new range finder. i have a old bushnell 1000 that still works good but i can never get reliable reads with it past 800 yards.

now im not rich so whats got the most bang for the buck right now? i'll need it to read out to 1000


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    Unread 06-13-2011, 03:02 PM
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    Re: need a new range finder

    Swarovski Laser Guide 8x30 is a great unit. Had mine out this weekend and successfully ranged a target at 1720. Although they are $1k new, you can find them used on Ebay and Gunbroker in the $700 range. Bought mine used and a buddy bought his used. Have not had any problems with them at all. Even if there is a problem, their warranty transfers so you can send it back to Swarovski and they will fix/replace and return for free.
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    Re: need a new range finder

    Tons of info on the entire thread below:

    New Bushnell 1600 ARC Review

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    Re: need a new range finder

    You might consider looking at the Leica 1600 as well.
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    Re: need a new range finder

    I have a friend who just bought a zeiss rf that is really nice, its good to 1300 i think. Then his wife got him a set of leica geovid rangefinder binoculars so hes gonna sell his zeiss. they have never been in the field just out to play around with. so if you are interested in a good deal on a barely used zeiss rf let me know
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    Re: need a new range finder

    thanks tikkamike but ill have to pass for right now, im building a 338 edge and after spending $800 on the barrel and action last week i dont know if my wife would let me buy anything right now.



    those bushnell fusion's look sweet, just wish i had $1000 to put on one
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    Re: need a new range finder

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    thanks tikkamike but ill have to pass for right now, im building a 338 edge and after spending $800 on the barrel and action last week i dont know if my wife would let me buy anything right now.



    those bushnell fusion's look sweet, just wish i had $1000 to put on one
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