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10-10-2011, 7:09 PM
I'm in the market for a rangefinder that will go 1000+ yards. Anyone have any recs? Got about 3-500$ to spend. I have a Leupold scope and like the quality but I shoot archery too so a bow feature would be nice.
Leica works pretty well and is simple to use.
10-10-2011, 9:29 PM
I have a brand new Leupold RX1000i for sale in the WTS forums- http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=270851
10-13-2011, 11:13 PM
Swarovski. By far the best. About a grand.
10-14-2011, 9:44 AM
Bushnell ARC 1600. Quality, I've ranged out to 1700 yards with it before and it has always been accurate.
10-14-2011, 10:53 AM
More importantly you need to understand that there is a maximum reflective distance and a realistice distance on a smaller target, usually a deer for example. A 1600 yard rangefinder will do great a ranging a big white barn at 1600 yards, but realistically in most circumstances cannot range a smaller target, a deer, at that distance. Rule of thumb is to take away at least 30% of the maximum distance at least. Now, there are always exceptions, some people have ranged deer at thoase distances, most likely because a hunting rangefinder uses second priority mode and the laser bounced off a large object right around the same distance if not just the ground. Ive used the Bushnell Arc 1600 and ranged small pine trees at about 1000 yards, great product for a great price.
10-14-2011, 2:04 PM
This has been covered before, but the main issue is you'll find lots of rangefinders that are within your budget and generally good inside of 1000 yards. But keep in mind that the thing that starts to separate the more expensive rangefinders is accuracy between 500-1000 yards. The cheaper LRFs tend to have a similar laser wattage but more beam divergence and/or a less sensitive sensor. Also there's the matter of optical quality, which again makes the Leica and Swarovski models worth the extra money. If you want to range beyond 1000 yards, especially beyond a mile, anything besides a mil grade LRF is a waste. Trust me on that one. The difference in price though is substantial with PLRF-10s starting around $4000. So if the majority of your ranging is going to be inside of 800 yards you can get away with most inexpensive LRFs.
10-22-2011, 1:28 PM
Ive got a pair of leupold rxb IV rangefinding binoculars for sale in the marketplace. Check em out and shoot me an offer.
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