Good range finder in the field?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by huntinfool18, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering if anybody has has any good range finders that will ranger to at least 1000 yards for carring in the field. i have a lazer one but i cant get to read past 300 yards.
     
  2. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    welcome and read about the swaro r/f

    d-a
     

  3. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    hi m8
    if you have the cash then lerch & bill have them at a good price,swaro that is.they are the next thread down,but hears the link anyway.
    http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...part=2&vc=1

    thanks
    Colin

    PS if you do a search on range finders then there is some good tests been done on a few different ones,and the swaro cake out tops.
     
  4. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. sounds like the swaro is the way to go.
     
  5. woodchopper

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    The problem with currently available range finders. They do not zoom in close enough to provide an accurate reading.

    I wish someone would develope a range finding spotting scope.

    I currently have a newcon optics, and have in perfect circumstances ranged to 1300 yards at a granite rock face.
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Not all Swaro units are made the same, just as Jeff (Broz). :rolleyes::D:)
     
  7. Mike6158

    Mike6158 Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you what isn't worth a crap :cool:

    Leupold RXB-IV

    As just a bino they are pretty good. Small... good optics.

    The rangefinder is accurate enough but it's only good out to about 550 yards. They claim over 1000 yards to a "reflective" target... lot of good that does... I guess I could run over there and stick some reflective tape on the animal and then run back and range it... Battery life is terrible. You get maybe a couple of dozen ranges before low battery kicks in. It uses CR123's and those are pricey...
     
  8. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    if 1000 is all you need the leica 1200 will serve you well, I ranged a deer yesterday with my first generation leica 1200 at 1218 yards.
    RR
     
  9. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Old post and I would imagine Huntinfool18 has a couple of years with his decision but if your in the market and are willing to spend $1300 the Leica Geovids are a great buy from Camera-Land if bought before the end of the year(2009)......Just tell them the guys on the LRH board sent ya
     
  10. Mike6158

    Mike6158 Well-Known Member

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    In case someone stumbles across this thread:

    I've tried a couple of the Leupolds and beyond about 500 yards they are done.

    The Swarovski LG is awesome for it's size. So far I've only ranged to a shade over 1,100 yards but it does a great job. It ain't cheap... but it works.