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Old 06-24-2009, 08:44 PM
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rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

i'm in the market for a rangefinder, but w/ todays economy money is a little tight right now. i'm looking at a scout 1000 arc, but i can proly get one without a little cheaper. in all honesty i'm gonna limit myself to about a 300yrd shot, but i don't want to get a false reading if i'm sitting on top a hill. i can range w/ my mil-dot scope, but i jst think the deer deserves me to be as accurate as possible w/ my ranging.(i proly really don't even need one i'm sighted in a 200 and drop like 6" at 300, but thats a different story)

how much will a rangefinder without arc tech. throw me off?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:18 PM
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Re: rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

That will depend on your rifle and load but i would say ROUGHLY just to give you an idea, 2.5" less drop at 30 degree and 5.5" less drop at 45 degree slope that is going from a 200 yard zero to 300 yards(edit: from non arc rangefinder reading) and dialing in for 300.
You can run your bullet info at one of the many sights or ballistic software and get a much closer info.
Here is one ballistics site.

What are you shooting, do you know your bullet wieght and b.c and muzzle velocity?

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Old 06-25-2009, 05:08 PM
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Re: rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

i get that and thanks for replying. with my setup if a deer is 300 actuall yards away and i'm on hill shooting at a 30-45 deg. then i'll jst hold dead on. but what would the reading be from a rangefinder without a built in inclonometer?



320, 350, 400, low battery?

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

Hopefully it is just because of a low battery, it shouldnt give erratic readings just because its up or down hill.

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Old 06-26-2009, 12:12 PM
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Re: rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

what..... r u messing with me? i'm looking for opinions from somebody who has actually upgraded to a rangefinder with a built in inclinometer and that has noticed a difference in yardages from his/her favorite hunting spots.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

Whatever man, now you edited your post so i cant bother to explain myself.
Figure it out for yourself
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:35 PM
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Re: rangefinder w/ or w/out arc technology?

Huh, saw the original post asking about the difference in ranges. Seems pretty harsh to come back with a response like that after someone answers what was originally posted. Not sure you'll get the answer you were looking for now...........
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