Re: Rangefinder need....as opposed to want...
I replaced my dedicated rangefinder with a Bushnell ARC 1 Mile binocular rangefinder in 10 X 42 and am very happy with its accuracy and programmable features. And then there is the fact that I don't have to carry both a rangefinder and separate binoculars.
The ARC 1 Mile glass is good but not excellent however I'm paying for the excellent range finding and can put up with "merely" good glass. For a few thousand more I can get Geovids, but I haven't won the lottery yet.
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