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Old 10-10-2002, 12:25 PM
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Default rangefinder vs. steping off yardage?

I am not bad at guessing distance but want to make THE BEST SHOT POSSIBLE.

I have been stepping off my yardage but this spreads scent around. Is it too much with just rubber boots?

If a RF works better then...do the Ranging mirror rangefinders work or do I need to suck it up and spend the cash for a laser RF?

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Old 10-10-2002, 01:00 PM
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I have both types of rangefinders and have basically retired the Ranging split image type for my use. The laser is far superior and very accurate. I taped out my field archery range to 80yds and the laser was right on at each yardage to the extent that if I would lean back and forth while standing over a yardage distance the yardage would change within inches of movement. The split image type is harder to use and is not nearly as accurate, I lend mine out to hunting guests who do not have a rangefinder.

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Old 10-10-2002, 09:11 PM
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I, too, retired my split image. Those lazers are unreal, they are definitly here to stay..get one ASAP...Fletch

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Old 10-10-2002, 10:22 PM
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Yeah I bit the bullet this year and man...I thought I was pretty good at distances and stepped out yards in stands. Well in all cases my range finder proved me wrong. I say buy yourself a laser RF and you won't be sorry.

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Old 10-11-2002, 05:18 AM
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Yep they are worth the money I love mine.....
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Old 10-11-2002, 07:23 AM
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I guess I'm a bit ol' fashioned since I don't use a Rangefinder, but I have a question. Do you use them to pick out objects around you and check the range or do you actually use them on the deer when you see them to check yardage?
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Old 10-11-2002, 07:33 AM
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I use a split image type rangefinder. For what I use it for it works very well. It is only good out to 40 yards and that's perfect. I paid about $25 for it at Bass Pro on sale. I can't see spending a lot of money on a laser since the only thing I use it for is archery. Now is I was gun hunting and wanted to range at 300 yards, that a different story.
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Smokepole, I think 90% of the time they are used to check yardages ahead of time but I have had a few oporatunities to actually shoot deer with it. I have a lot of fun with mine other than on the stand... They are cool...Fletch

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Old 10-11-2002, 07:02 PM
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JWhite,
Buy yourself a laser rangefinder, you won't regret it.

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