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#1 Birddog 1

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:07 PM

Hello everyone I am looking for a good range finder the one I HAD someone else wanted it more then I :smiley_turkey_pop_up_log: .I will be useing it for all my hunting needs archery, ML, and cartrage, was looking into the Leupold RX II. Any help in this matter will be welcome TIA Birddog 1
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:35 PM

I would suggest a Bushnell, Im almost positive that Bushnell owns the patent on everything and companies like Leupold pay rights to Bushnell to use there technology. And with leupold your going to be paying more just for the name.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:55 AM

It depends on what you want in the way of quality too. Leica makes the very best in rangefinders.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:20 AM

I second what John just said. I have one and they are very simple to operate. Gives distance in either yards or meters. You chose.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:00 PM

Plus on the Leica's.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

Swaro Laser Guide is what I use. If you are into Longrange rangefinding, this is the most affordable one in the market. I can range up to over a mile when the condition are good.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:15 PM

Hello everyone I am looking for a good range finder the one I HAD someone else wanted it more then I :good: .I will be useing it for all my hunting needs archery, ML, and cartrage, was looking into theLeupold RX II. Any help in this matter will be welcome TIA Birddog 1

What kind of distances are you trying to get with it. I had one of the medium range range (500yds) Bushnells but when I started hunting with a rifle again, I found that they wouldn't range objects out to say 800yds consistently. I ended up buying Leica Geovid binos that were the most awesome rangefinding binos but were also very expensive. Unfortunately, when my jeep was broken into while scouting for turkeys and I lost them. Now, I have Bushnell's ARC 1200. This rangefinder is ideal for ranging coyotes out to 800yds. During the meet and greet last month, I ranged a coyote that stood broadside at 726yds. When it came in closer and stopped, I ranged him again at 512yds and let a Hail Mary shot go but didn't connect due to human error. Bushnell rangefinders are compact and are very accurate and reliable. Just get the longer range ones if you're hunting with a rifle. My :good: .....
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

fakawee that is just what I wanted to hear does the Bushnell arc work for the rifle also ? Birddog 1
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:00 AM

Plus on the Leica's.

Add me to the Leica fan club too. Compact, light and reliable. Can pick em up used on the cheap too.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:25 PM

fakawee that is just what I wanted to hear does the Bushnell arc work for the rifle also ? Birddog 1

YES! It works with both archery and rifle as it has a mode for each weapon choice. The plus for me is in the rifle mode, you can set it for the caliber/fps of your bullet choice so it will inform you of the hold over needed to take your shot. Even the ARC1000 is a great rangefinder for the price! Both ARC models calculate incline and decline shot angles.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

I bought a used Leupold RX-II here from a marksman who needed a longer view rangefinder. I used it for a while then had a problem. Sent it to Leupold and they returned a brand new one. It works great out to 750 yds. I don't know how the other manufacturers are on returns but we all know how Leupold is.




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