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Old 09-12-2006, 02:42 PM
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I think my wife is going to get me a range finder for my B-Day but I have to pick one out.I know nothing about range finders so I need suggestions.Not sure if it matters but I hunt in fairly thick woods and probably wont get a shot over 35 yards.Myself I probably wont try one over 25 yards.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:50 PM
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I have a $150 Bushnell Yardage Pro. It's a cheap one but it seems to work Great.
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:53 PM
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So why do you need a rangefinder if you are in thick woods and not shooting over 25 yds.??
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:21 PM
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I'm new to bowunting and figure it will help cut down on guessing yardage.Plus my birthday is a good time for me to get one.

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Old 09-12-2006, 04:26 PM
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Most range finders don't range within 10 yards. You probably be better off just training yourself to identify 15, 20, 25, 30 yard points.

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Old 09-12-2006, 04:28 PM
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I use a Leupold RX-II... i love it but it is also over $300.00 , but hopefully it will last me a lifetime. The minimum range is 3 yards
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:46 PM
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Leica 900 excelent bowhunting ranger,It' a red back lit LED for low light ranging and ranges as close as ten yards.Check e bay every now and again for good deals.I got mine for $100 less than retail. http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-LRF-900-RangeFinder-Green-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ280024501994QQihZ018QQcategoryZ50538Q QcmdZViewItem
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: willtill

Most range finders don't range within 10 yards. You probably be better off just training yourself to identify 15, 20, 25, 30 yard points.

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What do you mean? Are you saying it won't range closer than 10 yards?
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:35 PM
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What's your budget? I have the Nikon 440, cost around $200, water resistant, compact, and it will range out to 400 yards, probably less for a deer sized target. All you'll ever need for archery hunting anyway.
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