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Old 02-25-2006, 06:02 PM
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Range finder

Can anyone suggest a good quality rangefinder. I am going for moose and need one that will operate in rain/overcast weather. thanks
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:19 PM
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Re: Range finder

Wby Man:

One word: Swarovski. If you want something a little lower in price and with less range then I'd suggest the Leica 1200. Remember the unit with the most range will range the farthest under adverse conditions. If it's raining very hard you will have trouble getting any unit to range because of all the rain drops.
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:18 PM
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Re: Range finder

I have a Swarovski 1500 that is like NIB and has all papers , box etc . that I will sell for 700.00 plus shipping . It performs as others here have testified to , I simply want to try others in order to make my own judgement/ experience first hand what is out there .

Let me know if you ( or anyone ) is interested .

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Old 02-26-2006, 12:04 PM
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Re: Range finder

Thanks- but that's more than I want to spend. I was interested in $300 or less.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:50 PM
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Re: Range finder

I have the bushnell 1500 elite. It has worked great in all conditions. Ranges deer and elk out to 1000yards per the company. I have tested it out to 916yds. I am very happy with it. I have direct reports from troops in the field that they have used this range finder in Iraq and Afganistan with great results. It's tough and accurate.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:49 AM
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Re: Range finder

Opti-Logic makes a good one for less than $400. I have ranged things to 1200+yds. Friends have then too now, after seeing what mine does compared to there's.
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:04 AM
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Re: Range finder

You didn't state what kind of range you need to be able to find. In my opinion for $300 the best you are going to be able to do is a nikon 800. That will take you to 600. If you want to range farther you are going to have to spend about $400. For that you can get into the Nikon 1200 or the new leupold. The leupold even accounts for elvation differences between you and your target. I have never had much luck with the bushnell rangefinders although i haven't tried with the elites. Just my 2 cents.
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