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rangefinder advice please

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Unread 11-25-2011, 10:42 PM
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rangefinder advice please

This is my glass collection so far, need advice for a mid level rangefinder $200-$300 is my price range. Is this a realistic price range for a decent RF.
Zeiss 3-9x40 W/RAPIDZ600
Vortex Nomad 20x60
Vortex Diamondback 8x42

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    Unread 11-25-2011, 11:59 PM
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    Re: rangefinder advice please

    You can get a Nikon 550 for under $300 if you're only ranging 500 yards and less. My hunting buddy has one and we've range 650 yard targets on a nice sunny day.

    Good luck!

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    Unread 11-26-2011, 04:00 AM
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    Re: rangefinder advice please

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    Is this a realistic price range for a decent RF
    No. Not at all.
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    Unread 11-26-2011, 06:44 PM
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    Re: rangefinder advice please

    I have a Nikon Gold 1200. It ranges consistently out to 800 yds. You can find them for under $350.

    8358 Nikon Monarch Gold Laser Rangefinder - 1200 Yard Range

    I got mine from SWFA and told them about Adorama's price and SWFA sold it to me for 10% less.

    Nikon 7x25 Monarch Gold Laser1200 Rangefinder

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    Unread 11-27-2011, 08:04 AM
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    Re: rangefinder advice please

    Save up another $100 . You can pick up a used Leica 1200 for about $400 .
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    Unread 11-29-2011, 10:47 AM
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    Re: rangefinder advice please

    We have had good luck with the elite bushnells in that price range. Not good glass but they work real good out to 1000+ yards......I have the 1500 and it's great out to 1300ish and my partner got the 1200 scout last year and it hits anything out to 1100ish in a more compact package. Ideally you would have a grand to spend but it is doable in that range. Be sure to buy one that claims to reach quite a bit farther than you think you're going to be shooting. Good luck...........Duke
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    Unread 11-29-2011, 01:01 PM
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    Re: rangefinder advice please

    Thanks for all your input. I have decided at this point in time to go with the Leupold RX-1000 Compact Digital Laser Rangefinder at $314 I think this is my best option for my price range.
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