Which range finder?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by joseph, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Which rangefinder will range a deer at 1000+ yards with slope? Which one does the experienced long range hunters use?

    I see that The Bushnell 1000 w/ arc will only range a deer at 300 yards, but trees up to 1000 yards. What do you do if there are no trees?

    I have never used one and am planning a Pronghorn hunt next fall and would like to shoot one out to 1000 yards.

    joseph
     
  2. mudbug

    mudbug Well-Known Member

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    I say get a swarovski and don't look back. I have one and have ranged antelope with it to just over 1000 yards. It will not calculate for the slope but, that is easy enough to do with a good ballistics program like exbal.

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  3. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Get the best you can afford. I have a Leica CRF 1200 and it does well.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Go to Cabela's, in the bargin cave. I got a Swaro for $700. Buy one of these if you can. I was told they use the Swaro for sniping over seas.

    Tank
     
  5. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the Leica CRF 1200. I bought one from a dealer off this site for $100 less than anywhere else, ($500) and I've been more than pleased with it.
     
  6. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Which dealer did you purchase your lica from?
     
  7. doug duncan

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    a Zeiss will range out to 1200 yards it also has the a ballistic program in the range finder much like what they use on their scopes.

    one more thing the objective lens is 25mm or 26mm and has 8x lens
     
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    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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  9. WizardM

    WizardM Active Member

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    Joseph, I used many different maker of range finders before. I'm settled with Zeiss Victory T PRF range finder now for long range hunting. It's very clear and can measure over 1000 yards with ease. Good luck on finding your own range finder.

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  10. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Will it range a deer at 1000 + yards? Its technical description says only 500 yards for a deer.

    joseph
     
  11. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Forget the Leica, I've owned them and under bright sunny condition sometimes 600 yards is hard to get with them. The Swarovski will do it to 1000 yards in the bright sun. The Zeiss is also an option, but my experience with them is limited.
     
  12. yama49

    yama49 Well-Known Member

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    i also own the new zeiss rf, i have ranged a cow (beef) at 1230 yards in the sun. the focus ring is also nice, it will only range to 1500 yards doesnt matter on the conditions, ( sun, cloudy) but quicker readings then the swaro, but does give up distance. good luck
     
  13. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Which new zeiss rf model do you have? :D

    Thanks,

    joseph
     
  14. ATH

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    Do NOT get a Bushnell. My 1500 ARC would only do sub-700 yds on an elk and 850 yds on trees last year. This year I took both mine and my buddy's (same model, purchased the same time) and while mine still does those same numbers his gets 770 yds on antelope and 1050 yds on trees reliably.