Looking for a new range finder

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by zookman, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    I have a VERY old bushnell . Only ranges 400yds need some input on a new that will range 1000yds don't want 2 break the bank maybe $500. Any suggestions
     
  2. eyeballjr

    eyeballjr Well-Known Member

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    leica 1200 should get you close while staying close to your budget. I've seen them for right at 500
     

  3. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    Leica CRF 1200 you wont be disappointed.
     
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  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    been there, done that

    +1 Leica CRF 1200
     
  5. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

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    THE bushnell elite 1500 is a contender in that price range
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You Leica guys, how far do you think you can range a groundhog?

    Tank
     
  7. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Might the Leica do better on small targets in flat country than other models that have a wider beam angle?

    I'm always interested in current head to head field trials.
     
  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I based my decision largely on the article at the bottom of the web page at the following link...
    Laser RangeFinders--A Hunter's Report
    Laser RangeFinders
     
  9. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Buy the smallest beam divergence that is in your budget.

    Jeff
     
  10. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    Leica for the money can't be beat. I use mine on PD's out to 800 yards while evryone else is fooling around with thier Japan made finders I'm turning turrets and pulling triggers. Plus the glass is so clear you can use it a monooptic. Has no fancy options though.