Help with picking an AC rangefinder

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by Kelpy, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Kelpy

    Kelpy Member

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    I hunt in very steep country out west and need an angle compensating rangefinder. I was looking at the Leupold RX-1000 TBR but the system doesn't make sense to me and the bow mode only goes to 60 yards. I need it to go to 100yds.

    Can someone explain to me why it doesn't just calculate for the horizontal distance? It shows a mt goat at 400 yards with a 40deg angle in the product description and it says shoot for 335. When I did the cosine calculations it gave something like 306. . . what gives?

    Any rangefinders that I should also look at?

    Thanks, Kelpy