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Rangefinders?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Shenandoah, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Shenandoah

    Shenandoah [OP] Member

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    I'm looking for a bowhunting range finder one that calculates elevation into the range. I like the bushnell chuck adams one but as its new theres not many reviews. Any body have one or know of another one thats good for just bowhunting(already have one for rifle)?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    aficianado

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    i use that archers choice one by nikon. i got it used off of archery talk for around $100. it hasnt failed me yet. it is supposed to have a max range of 100 yards, but i have ranged almost to 120yards.

    it works great, but can be difficult to read if it is very dark outside. but it ranges fast, and if you hold the button down, it bounce data back to you constantly..helpful if a bull elk is slowly walking towards you.

    best thing about it. it comes cloaked in a soft camo fleece case. the strap is perfect. i keep it on my shoulder 100% of the time. i can range an animal, and simply drop it..it will fall under my armpit, and leave me freedom of movement to draw my bow.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    memario1214

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    I have one made by Leica and I love it. Im not sure the exact model though... very fast and responsive
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    Any particular reason for wanting one that factors elevation into the range? Unless you have some serious uphill or downhill shots it's pretty much a non-issue. At typical treestand hight and 20 yards the difference between rangefinder readouts is negligable. The further away the target is the less ARC comes into play. What kind of hunting do you expect to do that would benefit from the ARC feature?
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    I bought a bushnell rangefinder IIRC (dont use it much, if at all). I dont have any problems when I do tho
     
  6. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    I have two tree stands where I have shots on slopes between 45 and 60 percent. Real steep but great stands
     
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