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Rangefinder

Post by Geodehunter » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:41 pm

Does anybody on the forum use them? The reason I asked I was at the pawn shop yesterday and there was a Bushnell ARC 1000 there. Needless to say the price was right so it is in my hunting gear now.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Excal1 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:51 pm

I use a rangefinder when I first put up a stand. I mark trees, trails,edges, etc. I just remember the distances after that. (most of the time). I have several other stands over crops. Once crops are cut I use the rangefinder and place a tree branch or corn stalk at various distances.
I try to avoid using it when game is present just to cut down on movement.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Carnivorous » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:56 pm

I use my chuck adams edition range finder to range trees so I can judge the distance when the moment of truth comes around. Great for sighting in as welll.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Mark Rainbolt » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:57 pm

I use a Bushnell 1300 G-Force, it is one of my top tools for hunting besides my vortex.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by bigredopie » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:02 pm

Good to see you back Mark!

I also use a bushnell Arc 1200 to check distances to various trees etc so I am ready at the moment of truth.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by IH8ATTN » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:12 pm

I have a Bushnell ARC 1000 and I love it. I love it so much I lost it in the Trent River when my canoe tipped over so I bought another one. So if your looking for a free one check the Trent River :lol:

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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Pydpiper » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:30 am

Range estimation is not my thing. I have tried every technique I could find, but I always manage to be a few yards off. Sometimes I am close, but not consistent to trust myself in a hunting situation.
I use the bottom of the barrel Bushnell, it works fine, but over the years the "plastic" lens has begun to cloud up, makes evening/morning spotting a bit harder.
I rigged a pressure switch to it (Velcro), for those times it is mounted to my bow. pretty happy with how it turned out, and it keeps movement down quite a bit.

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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Farmer » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:41 am

Bushnell legend 1200 with arc . Works great .

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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Raymond » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:30 am

Bushnell Scout 1000 with Arc.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by secret » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:41 am

I use a Nikon 550. Works great even in a blind
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by maine hunter » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:04 pm

:D i use one, it takes all the guess work out, and lets you just worry about the shot placement.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by papa bear1 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:33 pm

bellerivercrossbowhunter wrote:I use my chuck adams edition range finder to range trees so I can judge the distance when the moment of truth comes around. Great for sighting in as welll.
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by papa bear1 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:37 pm

Mark Rainbolt wrote:I use a Bushnell 1300 G-Force, it is one of my top tools for hunting besides my vortex.
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Good to see ya back Mark, was wondering about ya... :D

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Re: Rangefinder

Post by j.krug » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:53 pm

I use a Bushnell Yardage Pro. It's a basic model but it gets the job done for me. I mostly use it for archery hunting so I wasn't too worried about getting one with the ARC feature. :)
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Re: Rangefinder

Post by Fazan » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:03 pm

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Pydpiper,

Where did you get that spiral cable?
Also, is that just a regular heat shrink over your switch or something softer?

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