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Old 07-29-2006, 04:45 AM
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Does anyone own any type of binocular rangefinder and/or can comment on their performance?


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Old 07-30-2006, 09:08 AM
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Ive got a bushnell , use it for gun hunting , I would give it a "fair-" rateing. Lepole has one out now , hopefully they are much improved , less weight , better opics and soforth , They have had a few years to improve ,and I like lepole better than bushnell , in all my own comparisions in the past . They seem like a waist for bowhunting to me , Id rather a tilt compensating range finder , and some nice glass , as I hunt some uneven land and weird angles in trees with my bow . I usealy dont even bother with the binos when bowhunting as its mostly close quarters and its another thing to carry that doesnt get used much . If I hunt and open area they are a must to keep entertained.
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:27 PM
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Thanks for the input on the Bushnells. I'm leaning towards a combo simply based on the fact that the more I carry, the louder I am. I figure it'd also be nice to range and confirm a buck at the same time since PA has antler restrictions that can make late season shot decisions pretty tough.

I'm going tocheck out those Leupolds you mentioned.

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Old 07-31-2006, 12:34 PM
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Leica has a rangefinder/bino combo. I believe it is called the Geovid or something similar. Awesome glass, rangefinder was easy to use, just way more $$$$ than I was looking to spend.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:09 PM
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Personally I like having a range finder AND binos. I use my range finder when I get up to measure distances to trees and other reference marks. Once that is done, it goes back in my pack. I use my small binos to look at things while I am in my stand. They are always handy for when I want to check something out. I have used them on deer that were only 40-50 yards away but behind brush and on deer that were 100+ yards away.

I have looked at a couple of the range finder/bino combinations and I think they are all too big and bulky.
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