Rangefinder < $400

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by alloutsmith3, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to pick up a rangefinder either new or used but don't want to spend more than $400. What would be your suggestions on might work for my budget?
     
  2. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    How far do you "need" to range? I got a Nikon Gold 1200 which is VERY consistent on deer & antelope out to 800 yds. They can be gotten for $349.95 new. :)

    joseph
     
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  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Add $50 and get a Leica CRF1200 Y. This is a good RF and you could get a used one for $450 if you shop hard. I know it is $50 ver your budget but you will not regret it. Anything less than that I am afaid you be sorry.

    Jeff
     
  4. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I have a Bushnell Elite 1500. It ranges well on reflective targets out to about 700yds. I have ranged reflective targets up to 1100 yards. Non-reflective targets I only get about 400 yards. I am going to sell my Bushnell and look for something different. I really like the Swarovski, but I just can't drop a grand on a rangefinder.
     
  5. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    Id second the Busnell 1500 for decent performace at a low price. I bought a couple of "refurbished" ones for under $275 each a few years back. Off a very refelctive surface like a retroreflective road sign they'll actually measure to 1500 yards which is their computational limit. Typically off trees and rocks they work to about 800 yards.
     
  6. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't buy anything less the a Lecia you should be able to find a CRF 900 or CRF 1200 for right in your price range.