Location: MOI’ve been bow hunting for several years and just recently got permission to hunt some ground that is mostly agricultural fields. I have been looking into range finders and was curious which range finder was the best for a bow hunter.
Joined: 5/30/2010My vortex is slow. It takes three clicks to get an initial reading.
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Location: WisconsinVortex ranger hands down. Only company who will replace it wheb the laser burns out. And it will burn out eventually. Also red display.
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Location: CAI dont have one yet, but I’ll be getting the Archers Choice. I’ve asked several people at the range, and everyone that has a range finder has that one.Thanks, SteveI have some hunting buddy’s using the halo by wildgame they have had good luck with them.michael hawkins
Location: AZI don’t know about the “Best” but my Vortex Ranger is the Best for my penny’s.SE AZI have the Nikon Archers Choice, and I love it! I used it all season last year and it performed great! even in the -22 degree weather I was in, I never had a problem..I’m using I wanna say a Halo 4 by Wildgame Innovations and I got it off ebay for $80. It has served me well.Bushnell makes good, reasonably priced range finders and has decent customer service. You can find some good ones on sale from time to time.
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-rangefinders.html 4×20 Truth on sale for $157 plus free shipping and handling.
Also, Bushnell bought up Simmons and has put a lot of ‘Bushnell’ technology into Simmons products. You can get the Simmons equivalent of the Bushnell Truth Rangefinder on sale with free shipping and handling for about $85 after a $30 rebate.
Location: OregonFor a Good range finder that will take less dead presidents out of your wallet I would say the same as gjarcher. The Primos Truth Range finder which is made by Bushnell is excellent for the price. Nice optics and the information is clear when looking through the lens. It has ARC – Angle Range Compensation. All in all this rangefinder is all an archer needs.
I do agree with the Vortex is an excellent rangefinder. I almost bought one. It is limited on the ARC reading. It wont read accurately beyond 60 degree angle up or down. Might not make a lot of impact to the area you hunt. It did for me and the area I hunt….steep and deep.
I ended up getting a Nikon Archers Choice…I have used it out in the field when out this year. Works great. I am very happy with it. It’s very clear…although not quite as clear as Vortex.
Good luck….let us know what you come up with.The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind............Fred BearI had a Leopold x2 but using it in bow mode anything over 60 yds would not read. I bought a Vortex and have been very happy with it. the only thing that could be improved would be to acquire the target faster.
Location: LouisianaJust bought a Leupold 1000i TBR W/ DNA. Very nice and $370.Totally Lost Mathews Creed 70/28, Spot Hogg Hunter 3 Pin Sight, QAD Ultra HDX Rest, T-5 Mathews Quiver, Axion 3" Stabilizer, TRU-Ball Release
Location: WIVortex Rangers hard to beat! A little slower than others but best possible customer service and warranty. Some RFs are really hard to see, Vortex is not, no matter what the target and background you’ll be able to see the readout.
Joined: 2/11/2014I’m cheap and basically consider hunting to be a “budget” endeavor..I mean minus the fact that I have a Heli-m (which I bought used)….
So I had a rewards balance from Dicks and a coupon and I went in and bought a range finder which made it into the “cheap” range after all discounts applied.
I’ve been using this Wildgame Innovations range finder and it has been great and is accurate on the first go. Its compact enough and fits in my hand well.
Its also $150 to start with. Only downside I can consider is that in when it starts to get dark it can be hard to see the reading.
Joined: 6/22/2011Yup, I love my Nikon Archers Choice
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