range finders

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by m249, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. m249

    m249 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market for a range finder and was wondering what everyone is using. I would also like to hear what everyone thinks is is the best manufacturer of range finders.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Do some searching under optics forum. There has been plenty of talk about them. Hard to weed through at times. For under a grand I would say the Swaro laserguide 8x30 or the Leica CRF are the two most liked. And now the new Zeiss Victory mono is worth a look too.

    Good luck.

    Jeff
     
  3. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    How far you ranging? If your new to the forum then your just beginning like I was. I thought that a lieca 1200 was good enough now that I am building a rifle superior to my rangefinder I wish I knew about this forum earlier and found something that reads farther becouse sooner or later 1200 yds is nothing with capabilities of rifles nowa days.
     
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  5. m249

    m249 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info there is more to picking out a range finder than I thought. I guess that I'll have to look into what my needs are and try to find one that is the best for my needs are.
     
  6. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I had a Leica and thought it worked well until I lost it and bought Swaro. The Swaro is AWESOME.
     
  7. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    Best advice is to over buy like the article says. 1200yrd on the box will range 800. and so on.
     
  8. n2dwoods

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    I personally use a Leica CRF 1200, I love it. Great clarity and precision. You cant go wrong with either the Leica or Swarovski. When you've done your research and made a decision, check out my website. usagunclub.com.
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  9. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Newcon 2000 pro and it works good, ranges out to 1700 yards easy, most of my shooting is around 1000 -1100yds and it does that easy. I have never seen a swaro and would like to try one beside my newcon, but for the price I am happy with the newcon
     
  10. m249

    m249 Well-Known Member

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    hey elkstalker how accurate are the newcon rangefinders. Do the readings change when ranging the same target to get a average reading on the distance. Also is there any web site that have some info on these I've never heard of them.
     
  11. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    it seems to be really accurate, will give same readings when I go to different target then back to the orginal one, 2 of my buddies have them also $499.00 batttery life is good also
     
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    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    dont know about all those high dollar range finders but i got a bushnell 1500 arc and it has gone to 1203 yards so far and i only used it once at trees so i am thinking i must have gotten a good one for $399 cabelas . need to get out an use it some more also have a leupold rxll and that thing i wouldnt recomend to any one , wont range over 250 - 300 yards , for the money it is no bargan , works great for bow hunting though...:rolleyes:
     
  14. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    How are they in rain, bright sun light, low light, etc?

    What is their readout like?

    Thanks,

    Mark