rangefinder advice please

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by newgunner, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. newgunner

    newgunner Member

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    This is my glass collection so far, need advice for a mid level rangefinder $200-$300 is my price range. Is this a realistic price range for a decent RF.
    Zeiss 3-9x40 W/RAPIDZ600
    Vortex Nomad 20x60
    Vortex Diamondback 8x42

    Thanks
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    You can get a Nikon 550 for under $300 if you're only ranging 500 yards and less. My hunting buddy has one and we've range 650 yard targets on a nice sunny day.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     

  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    No. Not at all.
    Keep saving
     
  4. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  5. tulku

    tulku Well-Known Member

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    Save up another $100 . You can pick up a used Leica 1200 for about $400 .
     
  6. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    We have had good luck with the elite bushnells in that price range. Not good glass but they work real good out to 1000+ yards......I have the 1500 and it's great out to 1300ish and my partner got the 1200 scout last year and it hits anything out to 1100ish in a more compact package. Ideally you would have a grand to spend but it is doable in that range. Be sure to buy one that claims to reach quite a bit farther than you think you're going to be shooting. Good luck...........Duke
     
  7. newgunner

    newgunner Member

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    Thanks for all your input. I have decided at this point in time to go with the Leupold RX-1000 Compact Digital Laser Rangefinder at $314 I think this is my best option for my price range.
     
  8. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    If you plan on shooting under 500 600 yards your OK. If your planning on going out much further, don't waste your money. The beset rifle and glass is useless if you can't get an accurate and reliable range.
     
  10. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    My friend has one and it won't range past 400 yds.

    joseph
     
  11. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    +1....leupold makes great optics, but their range finders are terrible.
     
  12. gamehawker

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    Woo Hoo!

    I just picked up a brand new Leica Rangemaster CRF 1200 Rangefinder on Ebay last night for $560. :D

    I think it is a good price for it.