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range finder

Post by B-Logger » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:51 pm

I've had a couple but want another. Main problem is finding distance to a deer or a tree. So many times it just will not work.

At present I have a Nikon aculon. I like it until I try to range some things and get no readout.

Suggestions?
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Re: range finder

Post by xcaliber » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:17 pm

For deer hunting I use Bushnell and I gave away two, this is my third and every one of them worked great!
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Re: range finder

Post by B-Logger » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:23 pm

Thank you
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Re: range finder

Post by papa bear1 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:55 pm

Bushnell as well, no problems whatsoever !
works great every time.

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Re: range finder

Post by papa bear1 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:56 pm

oops,,, double post :wtf:
my bad :crazy:
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Re: range finder

Post by amythntr » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:03 pm

....I have a Leupold DNA rangefinder:

LEUPOLD RX-1600i TBR DNA RANGEFINDER....
.....I have had this for 6+ years. Same battery....just works all of the time....a little pricey (Currently $399.99) but I bought it on sale and am glad I got it when I did!

It also provides degree of elevation...acquired target quickly....bright LED readout....provides a correct readout when used along side my BIL’s which would not give him a readout at all.
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Re: range finder

Post by curious » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:27 pm

Bushnell for me too. Never had a problem and still going strong.
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Re: range finder

Post by B-Logger » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:43 pm

So it sounds like nobody else has a problem like this. Seems strange. But it is frustrating having a bick come from different direction; try to get a reading for yardage and won't read. Move to a tree and same thing. THat's when one goes back to estimating so why even take a range finder?

I've had this problem at various yards if hunting with bow or rifle. I like Leopold so maybe that is what I should get.


Thanks guys. I haven't given up hope yet.
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Re: range finder

Post by ihunt » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:05 pm

I have a Halo XL450 never had any problems and quite accurate. I can’t speak for others who owns one but I’m happy with mine.
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Re: range finder

Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:34 pm

I have a Halo 450 and it works just fine for me.
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Re: range finder

Post by flightattendant100 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:31 am

Older model Leica LRF 800. Boxy, larger than new model, need two hands....but it is SPOT ON !!! if you watch ebay, you can pick them up pretty cheap as well.

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Re: range finder

Post by AJ01 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:08 am

Nikon Prostaff 550 laser. Had it for years. Haven't ever changed the battery. Works great!! :thumbup:
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Re: range finder

Post by janesy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:19 am

B-Logger wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:43 pm
So it sounds like nobody else has a problem like this. Seems strange. But it is frustrating having a bick come from different direction; try to get a reading for yardage and won't read. Move to a tree and same thing. THat's when one goes back to estimating so why even take a range finder?

I've had this problem at various yards if hunting with bow or rifle. I like Leopold so maybe that is what I should get.


Thanks guys. I haven't given up hope yet.
My Bushnell something or other model has done that to me before. Under two conditions I have been able to identify. Easiest one was last fall, the battery was low but not dead. Changed the battery and it's fixed.
Second is in foggy or early morning conditions when the dew is evaporating fast, spring Turkey season. The water droplets in the air refract the laser and the beam doesn't return giving you a dead readout.
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Re: range finder

Post by papa bear1 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:05 am

Is it still under warranty ????? :eusa-think:

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Re: range finder

Post by robertyb » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:26 am

I still use my OLD Simmons 600 RF that I purchased back in the dark ages. Works as well today as it did when new.
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