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What is a good rangefinder?

 
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:29 PM
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What is a good rangefinder?

Bushnell Scout 1000 ARC Laser Range Finder, 7x, $266

Nikon 8377 Riflehunter 1000 Rangefinder, 6x, $280

Nikon ProStaff 3 APG Camo Laser Rangefinder, 550yards, 6x, $200.

Nikon MONARCH Gold Laser1200, 7x, $390.

Leupold 112179 RX-1000I $391

Nikon 8358 Monarch Gold Laser1200 $378 (not a fan so much of this one tho).


Something that is decent in low light would be nice.

And at least 500 yards.

I like the Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Victory PRF Monocular (8x26) $649.

Do any of the cheaper ones compare?
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:54 PM
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Re: What is a good rangefinder?

I am leaning toward the Leupold RX-1000I.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:08 PM
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Re: What is a good rangefinder?

I got a new Leupold RX-1000i for under $300. Ranges very fast, precise and extremely repeatable. It has crystal clear optics, bright reticle, simplistic operation, a solid but light compact design and is 1\10 yd at 100, 1\2 yard at 600 Accurate at our pro NRA sanctioned shooting range.

My son uses a nice Lecia RF, but is very impressed with the 1000i. There are a lot of good units on the market, but for the price and performance, this one works well for me.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:52 PM
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Re: What is a good rangefinder?

I'm no expert but have learned this. Get the one that that advertizes double what you want to range. I'm now on my third range finder using the Lecia 1600B and to 1000 yards it has not missed. I'm saving for the G7 as it has some good stuff on board that speeds up the calcs.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: What is a good rangefinder?

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I'm no expert but have learned this. Get the one that that advertizes double what you want to range. I'm now on my third range finder using the Lecia 1600B and to 1000 yards it has not missed. I'm saving for the G7 as it has some good stuff on board that speeds up the calcs.
Expensive, but nice looking.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: What is a good rangefinder?

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I'm no expert but have learned this. Get the one that that advertizes double what you want to range. I'm now on my third range finder using the Lecia 1600B and to 1000 yards it has not missed. I'm saving for the G7 as it has some good stuff on board that speeds up the calcs.

This is good advise. I have a Bushnell ARC 1200 and it is very accurate an predictable out to 6-7-800 yards, but gets iffy in the 900 yard range. Then things start to depend on the reflectivity of the target and whether is is a cloudy day or I am trying to range into the sun...
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:46 PM
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Re: What is a good rangefinder?

A bit trite . . . . but . . .

A good range finder is one that ranges to the maximum that you are proficient shoot to....EVERY TIME!!!!

None range to advertised distances under all conditions.

Also, they all work better in low light. The lower the light the better they range.

Except in heavy snow fall.
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