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Old 01-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
 
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I'm looking to buy my first range finder. Want to get one for $400 or less. I hunt about 16 to 20 feet up in a treestand. Is the ARC feature really needed.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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There are lots of good Range finders. Leupold, Nikon, Bushnell all make good choices for archery. The Bushnells are priced right and work great in my experience

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No, I don't feel the arc feature is needed. JUST REMEMBER TO BEND AT THE WAIST....actual yardage difference is minimal at best. Just use proper form.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:46 AM   #4
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I basically have a range finder to range land marks near my stand such as trees, bushes, stumps, logs, etc" this way when game walks by I have a very good idea of what range they are at. I only use the range finer on game if it is past 30 yards (bow hunting)

So no I don"t think the ballistic arrow feature is needed, just going to cost you more money. I do use my RF allot and is one of the most important pieces of equipment I hunt with but it is way more effective IMO using this way while bow hunting. Guns are a different story but I still do the same if on a post or stand.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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I used the nikon. It's great and cost half of your budget. I usually just range my marks after settled in on the treestand as well. This way you're minimizing your movements at that critical moment.
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I have a nikon and have been happy with it.

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Old 01-10-2008, 08:25 AM   #7
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Nikon is a great brand that is half the cost of others. The company stands behind there product! I broke a scope and they sent me the replacement parts for free I didn"t even have to pay shipping.

What ever brand and model of RF you think you like do a search of that model and read the user reviews as this is great information. At least you will know what your getting into and if you think it is worth the money.
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