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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jvbutter, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    I'm interested in getting a range finder. It would be nice to know just how far we are shooting down the hill. I have seen plenty of high end range finder binoculars, but wondering what about the single optic golfing types... much cheaper and seem to go out a good 500 yards. Anyone with experience / suggestions?

    jim
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Leupold
     
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    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I've had two Bushnells. I liked the first one so much that I bought the fancy one with the Pinseeker feature and gave the old one to a friend. I use mine mostly for golf but I have used them to measure shooting ranges, lots and buildings as well. Golfing with friends who have other brands, I've never been more than a yard away from the super fancy ones. I've dropped them each many, many times and have only after about 10 years with the latest one had to do any repair. That repair was to shim the battery compartment since the battery contact was getting a little loose. Probably from dropping it so much. :) Haven't every hunted with one but I could see where it could come in really handy.
     
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    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Size of target in inches X 27.778

    Divided by

    MIL reading

    Equals range of target in yards

    ;) Free is a very good price
     
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    geometro PDX Active Member

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    Vectronix PLRF10...
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'll bet that's how much you paid for that avatar photo! :eek: :D
     
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    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Nikon Riflehunter 1000 I purchased from a forum member a few years ago. It is quick and simple to use. Shuts itself off after 8 seconds of non use and can compensate for angle of incline or decline. The readout also changes to from LCD to LED depending on daylight. I've taken it hunting with me on several trips and really like the simplicity of use. It is supposed to be able to read to 1000 yards and I've played with it at around 900 just for fun. At the longer ranges it does take a bit longer for a readout.
    Granted, this is the only one I've ever used and these features may be very common, but I like it.
     
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    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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