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Old 05-14-2011, 4:01 PM
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What say you? Any experience is much appreciated!
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Only rangefinder I have is a Redfield for $169. It is good out to about 525 or 550 yds. If you try to range something that is further than that, it wont give you a reading. So basically, if I cant range it, I cant shoot it. I have no need to range something that is 1000yds away.
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Old 05-14-2011, 5:12 PM
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I have a Bushnell sport it works OK, tho I rarely use a range finder on Game, it works good for unknown distances in which I want to shoot at targets...ie, rocks, tree stumps,dirt embankments,ect
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Do they not work well on game? I'm planning to use for yotes and pigs
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Do they not work well on game? I'm planning to use for yotes and pigs
They do, but sometimes the cheaper ones have a hard time picking game out of the surroundings, just sometimes. I have ranged Pigs and Deer no problem just to see how it works. Some colors are hard for it to pick up on???
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The Redfield is supposed to be a good one.

I have a Nikon 550 that works pretty well.

Check Natchez Shooters Supply, the often have refurbs for cheap.
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I have a older Bushnell, ( got it off ebay for around $60 ) it works to about 450- 500 yards on game. i wont take a shot past 400 yards so it works for me.

look at the non reflective yards it will read. as alot of them will be reflective yards, not non reflective. scan mode is good to have also.
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I have the Leupold RX600 and I think it was $200. It works out to 600yrds. My dad has a Bushnell which he bought for about $110 and I have actually ranged things out to 800. I am not sure which one he has but It seems like a better value for the $ imo.
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Sorry, I only have owned and used one, a Nikon 1200. It was more than $200. Anyway, for a FREE rangefinder, you can learn how to range by stadia. The only things required are knowledge, an arm, a thumb and a little math. Otherwise, if you are going to buy a laser rangefinder, always get one that is rated for twice as far as you plan on using it. There are surfaces, like some brush, that my 1200 can't read at 450 yards and then, there are surfaces (large reflective freeway sign) that I've read at 1570 yards. Understanding how they work before buying one is a big plus.
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