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  • February 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm #496541 Back to Top REPORT

    Countryboy95

    Joined: 7/2/2009
    How many of you use them regularly? I’m only wondering because I’m not overly sure that I should get one. After looking at reviews it seems that you can’t always depend on them. Where as, your eyes are always there and they work in all weather conditions.
    February 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm #532362 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 64
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    There’s pluses and minuses to everything. Where I’ve been hunting the past few years, my longest shot is less than 30 yards, and most less than 20 yards. Need for a rangefinder is almost nill. However, prior to that, I released on a 1-1/2 old buck that I figured to be about 30 yards. It’s hard for me to follow arrow flight most of the time, but I thought it passed just under the deer’s chest. Checking it out, I found my clean arrow and I paced the distance to my tree. Next time out I brought my range finder to confirm what I knew and that deer was actually at 40 yards. Optical illusions occur in Mother Nature’s world. What I did wrong was not checking some distances BEFORE I was in a shooting situation. I could have done it on my two feet counting steps or with a range finder, but it should have been done regardless of the method. Every situation is different. I consider myself a very good judge of distance, but the example cited demonstrates that you’re not always as good as you think you are.
    February 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm #532363 Back to Top REPORT
    fedexguy
    fedexguy

    Joined: 3/13/2006
    I feel naked without mine…lol
    February 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm #532364 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Hands down the best rangefinder I’ve used to date…

    http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/rangefinders/rx-1000-compact-rangefinders/rx-1000-tbr-compact-digital-laser-rangefinder/[/url:7ri8xe6c]

    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    February 13, 2011 at 12:42 am #532365 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Hands down the best rangefinder I’ve used to date…

    http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/rangefinders/rx-1000-compact-rangefinders/rx-1000-tbr-compact-digital-laser-rangefinder/[/url:2oj35e8t]

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    X2 Love mine :thumbup

    February 13, 2011 at 6:41 am #532366 Back to Top REPORT
    buckchef
    BuckChef

    Joined: 8/14/2004
    I just bought a Leica after using a Nikon for many years, all I can say is that the Nikon is not even in the same league.!! Just the way it is. [=}=]
    February 13, 2011 at 9:23 am #532367 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    Hands down the best rangefinder I’ve used to date…

    http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/rangefinders/rx-1000-compact-rangefinders/rx-1000-tbr-compact-digital-laser-rangefinder/[/url:10ltzoc2]

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    X2 Love mine :thumbup[/quote:10ltzoc2]X3

    I looked through all of them at Cabelas… LOVE IT :thumbup

    February 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm #532368 Back to Top REPORT
    jhpam3117
    jhpam3117

    Joined: 1/5/2008
    I just bought a Leica after using a Nikon for many years, all I can say is that the Nikon is not even in the same league.!! Just the way it is. [=}=]

    I agree! I have both the nikon archer’s choice for bow hunting and the Leica 1200 rangemaster for gun season. The Leica is the best that I have used so far. I have actually ranged out to over 1100 yards…not that I would ever shoot an animal at that distance.

    February 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm #532369 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i bought a used archer’s choice off of AT. it works beautifully! the button is silent when i push it.

    you Leupold guys; does your button “Click” loudly? my friends does, he stated that a whitetail heard him and blasted off, when he ranged it. maybe his is broken or something. it is a great rangefinder, and i want one. my archer’s choice is un-usable during rifle shoots.

    February 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm #532370 Back to Top REPORT

    Countryboy95

    Joined: 7/2/2009
    The RX1000 isn’t in my price range, but do any of you have experience with the RX600? I appreciate all the input :thumbup
    February 14, 2011 at 12:49 am #532371 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004
    The RX1000 isn’t in my price range, but do any of you have experience with the RX600? I appreciate all the input :thumbup

    No, I got the RX 750. It is a split between the 600 & 1000. Love it!
    Except, at dusk & pre-dawn. No lit read out.

    The ones you mentioned in your poll are good if you limit yourself to bow only.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:41 am #532372 Back to Top REPORT

    Countryboy95

    Joined: 7/2/2009

    The RX1000 isn’t in my price range, but do any of you have experience with the RX600? I appreciate all the input :thumbup

    No, I got the RX 750. It is a split between the 600 & 1000. Love it!
    Except, at dusk & pre-dawn. No lit read out.

    The ones you mentioned in your poll are good if you limit yourself to bow only.[/quote:pb5skus0]

    I don’t do much firearms hunting anymore anyways

    February 16, 2011 at 3:20 am #532373 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-b0whunt3r
    PA B0WHUNT3R

    Joined: 8/2/2009
    Location: PA
    The RX1000 isn’t in my price range, but do any of you have experience with the RX600? I appreciate all the input :thumbup

    Try Ebay or AT, they usually have some good deals. Just be patient and wait for a good one.

    February 16, 2011 at 3:20 am #532374 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-b0whunt3r
    PA B0WHUNT3R

    Joined: 8/2/2009
    Location: PA
    The RX1000 isn’t in my price range, but do any of you have experience with the RX600? I appreciate all the input :thumbup

    Try Ebay or AT, they usually have some good deals. Just be patient and wait for a good one.

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