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RANGE FINDER

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by peddler, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. peddler

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    What is the best range finder I can buy for both hunting and playing golf? I think I want a 6X power with a least 600 yard range. correct me if I am wrong. Does anyone have a good used one for sale?

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    Jon
     
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    I picked up a nice Leica here on this site..and don't regret my choice one bit.
    Very nice and easy to use. It's the 1200 and maybe a bit more than you need, but well worth the money.

    Rick in Mt.
     
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    I have a Nikon Riflehunter 550 that works great for hunting and golf. I bought it for my kid to use bow hunting and I now use it mostly for golf. If you want a rangefinder for hunting and golf it's important to get one that can switch between first and last target priority.

    First target priority will read the first/nearest object that the laser bounces off of. If you are shooting the flag on the green you want to get the distance to the flag and not the trees behind the green.

    Last target priority will read the farthest object and is better for determining a deers distance that is walking through the woods in brush. If you keep the unit locked on the deer it won't be reading the brush that is in front of it as it walks by.

    My unit has the two distance priority options and it also has an ARC option which if you range an object up or down a steep hill will give you the actual horizontal distance based on the angle up or down the object is located from you. Some bowhunters up high like this feature and also when in steep mountainous terrain it can be useful.

    In the end most people seem to recommend the unit that they own, so I'd recommend doing a bit of research and understand what each unit is capable of doing. I think my unit will run about $300 new and if I had to get another one I'd probably get the same unit.

    Good Luck - Dan
     
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    Dan

    Thanks for all the information. I knew none of the facts you gave.

    Thanks again

    Jon
     
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    I have a Leupold Binoculars with range finder built in... really like it way more than just the regular rangefinder I used to have!
     
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    Hi Jon

    I went to nikonhunting.com and they now have a riflehunter 1000 that has a new "lighted readout" option that may be useful in very low light conditions. I've read a bunch of "whats the best rangefinder" requests on numerous hunting forums and I really haven't seen anything negative about the Nikons, but it also seems that once you get used to which ever unit you get they all seem to do what they say they will.

    Most all golf only rangefinders come with first priority......and most hunting rangefinders come with last priority..........which is why I think the Riflehunters having both is handy if you want both.

    Good Luck - Dan
     
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    I will second and third Leica, I have tried other brands and they were not accurate..
     
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    Leica is the best way to go.
    You will pay a good bit of money for it but you will not be sorry in the long run.
     
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    I bought a rangefinder at a flea market some time back and found out it is for golf. I don't golf so if anyone wants to pay shipping it is theirs.Possibly it is for on the green only used for putting? Bulge.
     
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