What's the best rangefinder for the money?

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What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by EQUINOXHNTERVA » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:57 pm

I'm new here as well as new to crossbow hunting. Was wondering if I could get some suggestions on a good rangefinder for the money. I have looked at several models and they vary in price a great deal. What should I be looking for? I know some of you guys have a great wealth of knowledge and years of crossbow hunting under your belts. Thanks.
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Re: What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by Kenton » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:30 pm

Leica is far and away the best, but your gonna pay for it.
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Re: What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by roly » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:31 pm

Get what your wallet will allow

I use busnell 450 yardage pro

Decent price and decent results.

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Re: What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by sumner4991 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:48 am

My last post before jumping on the plane for AZ.

I would go with the Nikon 550 or the Leupold®'s RX-600. You can get either for $200. Both are easy to handle/use and have very good glass. Fairly inexpensive and will do everything you need it to do.

You want something that feels good in your hand and easy on your eye. A lot of it is personal preference. You want to be able to put it on a target easily. So, test it as much as possible before buying. Make sure your hand fits it good.

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Re: What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by Rich » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:07 am

Second any of the Leupold models, don't really need Ballistic models if bowhunting only. The Bushnell 450 is a reasonably priced model ($140-150) and has worked very well for a lot of people. The Nikon gets a lot of favorable reviews also, comes down to how much you want to spend and what feels good in your hand.

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Re: What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by fishbait » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:18 am

At some point you may want to mount the rangefinder on your crossbow. Some can be done , some can't, so you may want to investigate this before buying.
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Re: What's the best rangefinder for the money?

Post by EQUINOXHNTERVA » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:36 pm

Im looking at the Nikon Archer's Choice rangefinder. Anyone have experience with one of them?
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