Re: What rangefinder do you use?
I have a Bushnell Yardage Pro 1000 that is 10+ years old. When I hunt with my brother I use his Swaro Laser Guide. If money was no object for me I would have a Swaro too. The only place my Bushnell beats the swaro and Leica is in snow and rain.
This last fall (2010) we had falling snow for part of the day and the Leica and Swaro would not range past 46 yards. Both read the same distacne. My bushnell and the Nikon one of the other guys had were able to range out to 460 yards from the same spot in the same snow storm.
I would like to check out the Bushnell 1600 and see what it is like, after the 338 build, the new scope and the Colt 1911 I am picking up this fall $$ is in short supply, and the swaro may not come to be for another year or more.
I have ranged out to 1066 in hunting conditions (with the 1000) off of a rock or tree on an elk hunt with the bushnell and zapped a house at 1200+ one everning after the sun had set. Getting a return on animals past 600 with the Bushnell 1000 is a very rare event.
The swaro has a much tighter beam than my Bushnell. The swaro has a delay after you push the button to get a yardage reading. I like this since there is no preasure from my finger on the button making it shake. I think this helps get farther readings. I know others do not like the delay but I really like it.
My Bushnell takes a 9V and the Swaro takes a 123 or smaller battery. I can not remember off hand........It's the CR2 battery. I think the new Bushnell 1600 Takes the CR2 battery too.
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