Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by lilywhite, Mar 6, 2021.
Anyone give me the name of a quality finder that is reliable but don’t cost the earth
Not sure what you consider costing the earth. In my experience you usually get what you pay for with rangefinders. I always seem to come back to Leupold RX style rangefinders with the DNA technology. They’re really consistent and accurate and take readings really fast. Haven’t had the greatest luck with Bushnell units even though some of them are as expensive as the Leupolds. At some point I want to try a Vortex but don’t really want to pay the higher price.
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I was in a jam a few years back and bought this and it's still working perfect
Had a Bushnell and found it lacked in lower light. Guy at the hunt camp was watching a buck 15ft from my stand with a Leopold from 200yds away that I couldn’t range. Couldn’t believe the difference and bought one on my way home from camp that weekend.
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I have one of these as well. Other than batteries it has worked well and I accidentally ran mine through the laundry.
Not sure of your budget. For bowhunting, I like good glass, accuracy and angle compensation.
I picked up a sig Sauer a few years ago, likely as a model closer out. Seems like it was like in the range of 100-150 on camofire or ebay.
Leupold are also supposed to be very good.
I'd steer clear of bottom of barrel options and save a few more bucks, if needed.
I think illuminated distances was a feature others liked, in prior threads on the topic. Mine seems to be lcd... I'll range a target then use the sky if I doubt have enough contrast for to low light.
Got a Bushnell Chuck Adams edition that works very well. Also a Vortex that also works very very well. For whitetail in the east, the Bushnell will do all I need, west of the Mississippi, I carry the Vortex.
All depends on what your needs are.
I've gone thru quite a few over the years, but finally broke down and got a Leica. Man, it was worth every penny. Been using it for years. I often don't even need to bring binos cause the lens clarity is so good.
It all depends on how far you want to range. I do long-range and my Sig does 1500 yards reliably. I got the Bluetooth model which talks to my Kestrel. Just as effective for bow hunting. You get what you pay for.
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Cheapie, since I didn't know how I would like, or even use....but tested in yard out to 100yd with a tape measure....very accurate.
I’ve been using a Nikon Archers Choice for bowhunting for about 10 years, and have zero complaints. I’m not sure if they are even made anymore, but it wasn’t very expensive.
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