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Old 06-03-2012, 11:31 PM
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rangefinders beyond 1500yards

My range finder works great: out to 1100 every time on about anything and out to about 1300 with a try or two. It's a 1500 and has delivered good service and still does. Beyond 1350 it has no chance and google earth aint cutting it. So.................... What is the most economical machine for getting out to 2K or close to it realistically and reliably?
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:07 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

The most economical machine to get out to those ranges is the Bushnell Elite 1600.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:14 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

I currently run a bushnell elite 1500. I bought with the expectation of trouble free use out to 1K which it delivered and then some. Are you suggesting there updated 1600 is realistically capable of ranging a mile or more? Sounds like a stretch? Have you used one at those ranges? Don't get me wrong, I will eventually spend whatever I have to, but I would need significant gains over my current model to justify it. Thanks
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:19 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

In my opinion you are at the same place many of us have been. Buy a PLRF05 (terripin) and be done with it. Or step up to the PLRF10. The satisfaction of being able to range well past 2500 yards in any light will make you wonder why you didn't do it long a go. Sure they are expensive at just under 2K, but when you look at the price of a rifle to shoot that far why would you hadicap the rifle with a lesser unit with a beam divergenct that is the size of a Mack truck at these distances.

I also want to say I have never used one of the Bushnells, but the first one I can get my hands on will go up against my PLRF10 and then I will know if it is reporting accurate readings at 2000,, or if it is just picking up something out there close. A "close range" at 2000 plus will not cut it. You need an accurate reading as every yard becomes very critical when you go these distances.

Seek out the members here that now own a Vectronix. Ask their opinion and if they would do it again. I sure don't see many used ones for sale and there is getting to be quite a few around these days. The last comment I heard on one was while Shawn Carlock and I were shooting to 2550 yards. Right after ranging the rock he had picked out at 2550 he said with his PLRF10 in hand. " Gosh I love this thing"

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:17 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

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I currently run a bushnell elite 1500. I bought with the expectation of trouble free use out to 1K which it delivered and then some. Are you suggesting there updated 1600 is realistically capable of ranging a mile or more? Sounds like a stretch? Have you used one at those ranges? Don't get me wrong, I will eventually spend whatever I have to, but I would need significant gains over my current model to justify it. Thanks
The Elite 1600 has the same RF device as the Bushnell Fusion 1600 bino, and yes, I've ranged to nearly 1900 yards with my Fusion. The beam divergence is about 10ft tall and 21 feet wide at 1800 yards, so you are not going to be able to range a fly's wisker at 1800 yards, but if you're looking for an economical way to get out that far, then the Bushnell is it. Slightly more money will get you a Leica CRF 1600, which will also get you out that far, and has a bit better beam divergence. If you have the money, then drop $3-4000+ and get a good Vectronix. That is the best of the best, with no competition.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:42 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

Go for the terrapin you will never be disapointed

Mike
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:01 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

if money is an option there is the newcon rangefinders. my buddy has one that is the new 2200 yard model and i have ranged to 2300. i dont know what they retail for, but no more that 6-700$
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