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Whats a good 1000 Yard Range finder?

 
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:58 PM
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The Bushnell with ARC goes to 1000 easy. 1100 it starts getting kind of picky. My Swarovski has been to 1800+ quite a few times.
Are you satisfied with your bushnell? I also looked at the Swarovski and really liked the lighted numbers. I could not test them out side at long ranges because I was in the Sportsmans Whorehouse. I would really rather spend $400.00 than $800.00 if they both do the same thing. After reading horrible reviews on Leupolds I am really sceptical on buying a lower priced rangefinder but if people are happy with the Bushnell model I would give it a try.
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My buddy owns the Bushnell. We used it all last year. It worked good for everything out to about 1100 yards. I think the farthest we ever got it to when I was with him was 1350 or so. It does a few things the Swarovski can't do that I wish it did. I bought the Swarovski because I like to shoot as far as I can. The Swarovski gets fouled up in rain, fog and brush. In the rain mode you can still get decent readings out to 400-500 yards where my Swarovski will read 18-40 yards. Trying to get a read through the brushy landing is much easier with the Bushnell because you can set it to ignore anything less than 150 yards. I needed the brute long range power so I bought the Swarovski. My buddy really likes his Bushnell. The optics are very good in the Bushnell but not as good obviously as the Swarovski. If I owned both I would take take the Bushnell for real hunting hear in Oregon and I use the Swarovski for varmints and shooting boulders at really long range. By real hunting I doubt at this stage of my ability i don't have any business taking shots at big game out to 1000 yards. 600 to 700 in ideal conditions is my limit right now. If I ever get a 30 pound 338 Allen Magnum then the Swarovski is minimum equipment.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:45 PM
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The Bushnell with ARC goes to 1000 easy. 1100 it starts getting kind of picky. My Swarovski has been to 1800+ quite a few times.

I have ranged Elk at 1800 plus with my Swarovski and in ideal conditions have gotten readings at 1900+ I highly recomend the Swarovski....Although I would like to have one that could reliably give readings past 2000 yards in any conditions....
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:55 PM
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I am very pleased with the Swaro, it will easy get you over 1000, try cameraland, I bought a show sample and you cant tell them from new.
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I have used or owned most of the rangefinders on the market, If you truly only need one that will range to 1000yds then my choice would be a leica (very dependable,reliable and consistant). if you are planning on stretching things out to 1500yds or more the Swarovski is the way to go. if you want to take things past 2000yds like jwp475 a WILD optical rangefinder works awesome, although not very portable at 29lbs.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:12 PM
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I think you hit the nail on the head, UncleB
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:38 AM
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I ended up with a Lieca 1200 CRF. I could not justify the extra $300.00 for the Swaro. I like the compactness of the Lieca. I will be testing it this weekend.
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