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Old 11-30-2009, 07:05 AM
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Default Archer's Choice Rangefinder

I was curious if anyone here has this product. Thoughts? Does it make a world of difference? I would use it strictly for bowhunting and my max height is about 20 ft. average stand around 17 ft....
The 100 max is no biggy for me at all.....
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:10 AM
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Ive used one for 2 seasons, no complaints so far. I will say that the arc or whatever its called is a huge gimmick. The difference of distance from the ground and the stand is about a half a yard or so, not enough to change your aim.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:33 PM
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Default Dont leave home without it

Used my Archers Choice on about 5 hunts so far this year. I REALLY like it....its simple to use...I dont want several programs or formats to confuse me at critical times when hunting. I always take measurements of certain trees and commit the distance to memory...usually, I make note of where all the 20 yard trees are...once that is done, when a deer enters my area, I KNOW pretty much know that if he/she is within the 20 yrd. zone(s); I will have little to no problems putting the right pin on the animal. It releaves a lot of unwanted anxiety. I NEVER wait for the animal to come-in and then measure his distance; I believe that's a huge mistake....I need to be concentrating (consistently) on positioning myself; my bow; relative to the animal at any given moment. All in all.... I would not want to be without it now.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:57 PM
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i bought one this year and its a pretty decent rangefinder. i just wish it would go more than 100 yards out
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:04 PM
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The only time the angle comensation would be useful is if you are shooting up or down hill at extreme angles....if you are hunting 20' up in a tree on relatively flat ground then it is less than 1 yard difference.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:28 AM
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have had one for 2 season's got mine mostly for sheep and goat hunts. I have been pleased but last sept hunting ranged what might have been a B & C caribou biggest in herd of 11. I was walking parrell or diagonal to the moving group over edge of river bank. i was below from chest of bull by 3-4 feet , not significant for the arc. ranged at 29, I did not beleive it was over 20. reranged....29, nothing but sky behind bull that i could see. below his belly i could see quite a ways. I believed my range finder and shot over the bull. paced off later and it was right at 20???? not sure what happened there. I have rehecked range finder multiple times since it has been right on???? so i don't know if it was me or the range finder, it felt like a good release on my part. and had arrowed a smaller bull 4-5 days before at close to 30 yards.
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