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Old 12-13-2011, 12:01 PM
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What is a good rangefinder that is around $250 or less.

Do any of you have one that you would want to sell?

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:17 PM
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Leupold rx-600. Nothing fancy. Compact, lightweight, accurate, leupold warrantee, quality product. Meets the needs of probably 90 percent of hunters. I don't need to range anything past 600. I got a reading of around 575 yards on some large pine trees so that tells me it does have the ability to go to 600 on something more reflective.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:48 AM
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Nikon Archers Choice i got a few years ago is great. About $275 i paid for it. but it is a strictly bowhunting tool. wouldnt work well for long range rifle hunts
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:02 AM
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In my view there are only 2 brands I will look at, Nikon and Leica.

Look around, I have a nikon and a leupold,

my nikon is an early model, works great, better than some new models from what I gather hearing about others... great long range relfection etc...

my leupold is kinda bowhunting model/type, I'd like to get a nikon soon for bowhunting, and maybe a newer/smaller long range one for the open country, but mine works pretty great already...

Nikon is the best/most reasonable IMO.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:24 AM
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"Nikon is the best/most reasonable IMO."

+1 Dollar for dollar..........
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:13 AM
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nikon riflehunter 550. great for bow and rifle. i have had one. i just bought one for my son for christmas. can get at amazon.com for about $250.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:46 PM
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i have a nikon prostaff 550. got readings out to above 450 yd i think. caost about 200 when i bought it.
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