Rangefinder advice

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by steeltraps, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. steeltraps

    steeltraps Well-Known Member

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    I need some advice on a rangefinder! Here is the problem. I have both the Vectrinix Vector 4 and the Vectronics Terrapin 05. I am going to sell the Terrapin 05 to a friend becaue i use the Vector 4 for hunting big cornfields and cutovers. The Vector 4 works better for me. I am going to need to buy a smaller rangerfinder for bowhunting and short greenfeilds under 400 yards. What rangefinder should i but? I also have a bushnell 1600, but gave it to my daughter to but in her gun case with her custom 260 rifle i built her 2 years ago, it ok but i dont like the aiming circle. Its black hard to see when its last lght in the timber in bow season! So im looking for a 600-1000 yard rangefinder With red LED yardage light-up? Price is not important just want good unit for bowhunting. I have seen zeiss that camerland has demos for 529. I liked the red LED for yardage. Does Leica 1000s have lite yardage? Is leica still making a 1000 yards? Who i be better of with the Zeiss for 529 ? I have a great Long range unit in the Vector 4, just need a good, rugged, small unit for bowhunting, what do you guys recommend? :D
     
  2. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    The vortex ranger is my choice it is small fits in a pocket or clips on your pack and works really well for your intended purpose.

    I was in the same boat I have a dedicated long range rangefinder but there was no need to pack it around bow hunting as it is simply too dang large for that.

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  3. steeltraps

    steeltraps Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I will checkout the Vortex. I have 3 Vortex pst rifle scopes. Arent the Vortex rangefinder around 350? Do they have good glass? How far will they range a deer? Do they have angle type tech. for shooting out of a tree?
     
  4. jammer300

    jammer300 Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the Vortex Ranger. I have this range finder to replace my Leupold and like the Vortex much better. plus it does have the angle compensator too and I paid about 350 for it
     
  5. steeltraps

    steeltraps Well-Known Member

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    Saw 1 at a sporting good store for 379 plus tax. The vortex seams to be a good looking rangefinder for bowhunting! Around 7 ounces and has a handy little clip on the side. I can see where the clip would be good for attaching to my treewalker climbing stand!