Range finders?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by kc, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    970
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    I need to buy a new range finder I can only spend around $300.00
    What Make would recomend.
     
  2. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    441
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    For that price you will only get out to 500 yds on deer and antelope. Do a search, many topics on range finders here over the years. Good luck.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,637
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    I know you can only spend $300 but if you could save a bit more you will be very happy with a Leica 1200 CRF. Better to only cry once and be happy with what you spend your hard earned $$ on. I know of some deals where they are going for just over $500 new and have seen some offered used for $500 shipped. You may snag a used one soon for $450 or $475 if keep your eyes open.

    Jeff
     
  4. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    I completely agree with Broz. I wanted to upgrade my old Buchnell 1000 and bought a Buchnell 1500. The 1500 is a POS. The 1000 would range deer at 800 yds and the new 1500 couldn't range a 3'x4' piece of cardboard at 600 yds. I missed an opprotunity at a "book" antelope at about 700 yds and couldn't get the 1500 to range at all. I even had 5 standing all together and the damn thing wouldn't bounce a laser for anything. Next year I'll have a Leica and a mildot master for backup.