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Old 01-03-2010, 02:52 AM
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recommended range finder on budget?

hello everyone!

Looking to buy a range finder, anyone point me in the right direction? thanks!
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:14 AM
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Re: recommended range finder on budget?

I've got a bushnell elite 1500 and it works pretty good. My buddy picked up their arc 1000 and had no problem getting readings out to 8-900 all the time...
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:12 AM
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Re: recommended range finder on budget?

What distance are you trying to achieve?

Bushnell 1500 would be the bare minimum for 1000+ yard ranging vs more expensive brands.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:32 AM
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Re: recommended range finder on budget?

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I've got a bushnell elite 1500 and it works pretty good. My buddy picked up their arc 1000 and had no problem getting readings out to 8-900 all the time...
+1 on this.

We have been using the arc 1000 also with good results, 800-900yrds consistently.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:10 PM
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What distance are you trying to achieve?

Bushnell 1500 would be the bare minimum for 1000+ yard ranging vs more expensive brands.
the further the better. I have heard good things about the Bushnell elite
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:17 PM
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Re: recommended range finder on budget?

I use the new Lieca 1200. It is very small, lightweight and ranges out to the 1200 yards it advertises on good targets. It is the only one I have ever got a long reading with on the tundra caribou hunting.
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I use the new Lieca 1200. It is very small, lightweight and ranges out to the 1200 yards it advertises on good targets. It is the only one I have ever got a long reading with on the tundra caribou hunting.
I agree, for the money the Lieca 1200 CRF is hard to beat. I have two of them and two Swaros. On flat ground I trust the leica's due to their smaller more precise beam and reticle size.

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