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Old 08-03-2007, 08:46 PM
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Default Range finders?

This will be my first season bowhunting, and I am without a range finder. I am just wondering how many of you, if any, don't use one while bowhunting? My ability to estimate distances is pretty good I believe, but I also believe that it will probably go from a 6 or 7 on a 0-10 scale to about a -34 when a big buck walks out in front of me. I am in college and don't really have any pennies left to pinch, but do I really need one?
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:48 PM
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No just step off your yardage from your stand and remember where your marks are and correspond to whre the deer is standing.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:09 PM
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yea i dont use one buck master said just pace the distances off and remember that tree as 20,30,40etc yards and then you only have to judge ten yards at a time to like 24 or 18
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:15 PM
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i dont use them in the woods. i dont own one. funny how i can come within 25yds of a groundhog out to 300+ pretty easily and thats close enough for me...but when it comes to a 3d target in the woods within 50 i mess up and would miss...but after a couple shoots i been getting within a yard. the next shoot im shooting without a range finder. before id guess then range it then shoot it..saved me arrows lol. with some work ranging isnt overly hard. yes its a bit different once your 15-30 foot above the ground...i usually just figure out where 5yds is and keep multipling the distance...seems to work for me. my prehung stands i KNOW im hunting i will probably borrow a range finder and shoot some landmarks and write them down so i know...evening hunts i want to try and pace off 20yds or something so i know. definently dont need one. most my spots i cant see clearly enough to shoot past my top pin so it makes it easy...probably wont shoot past my top pin in the woods anyways..
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