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I'm getting a range finder for X-mas. I used to think I was fairly good at judging ranges in the field. But after the week I had before gun season started, I now have the need for a range finder. I have been thinking of the new Bushnell Chuck Adams edition. I would use it primarily for bowhunting. So, what do you guys use? What do you like/dis-like about different range finders? Thanks.:cheers:
 

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The reviews of that finder on cabelas.com sure are not up to snuff for me.

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Yeah I was just reading those. I really dont like the idea of the dust and stuff getting in that easy. :confused:
 

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:shrug: Similar priced Nikons appear to have really good reviews, and some of them are showing as waterproof. I know of several MWT members on here that love their Nikon, that's why it came to mind for me.

My range finder is a Bushnell from 2000 or so, and I wouldn't recommend it.

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I've got a nikon pro 550 or something like that. Have had it 2-3 years with no complaints.

Well, one small one. The 8 power makes it a little tough getting on target quickly while bowhunting.
 

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I have used the Bushnell Scout rangefinder for ages now. It took a swime with me in the rain swollen creek for 1.5 miels and once it dried out it worked again.


Getting one wiht rain mode is inportant in my opinion. The scan mod not so inportant. The rain mode lets it ignore the little water particals.


I once had a person ask me why I use a range finder. I asked him why he drives a veicle.

I think since the technoligy is there use it. Missjudging the rang and putting a bad shot on a deer for me is bad form so once I could aford one i got one. He dint like my answer to well.


Cabelas has the binocular and range finder combo deal rt now as well. It is the Bushness scout 1000 with ARC
 

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Nikon Pro Scout... buck 99 and works well, no complaints at all and better than cheaper bushnell sport that I used before while that worked, it was larger, not as easy to get a read, and not waterproof.
 

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Leica LRF 1200 is good for the money. The Swarovski is better if you need to go past 1K, but the reticle sucks.

I currently have a pair of Leica Geovid 10x42 binos with the built it 1300 yard LRF. They are excellent for rifle hunting, but too heavy for bow hunting.

I recommend the Leica LRF 1200. PM me if you need some info on where to get the best deal. You can have a new unit for around $400
 
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