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    cally88
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    1,2,3 ready go……

    I am looking for a general all around range finder.  Only real request is that it will “range” non reflective targets.  What I would like to know is what your using for your air guns/PB’s.  In all honesty I would like one out to 1,000+ and at least 6x but realistically I will probably never get a chance to stretch my legs that much.  

    Will the golf LRF’s work well with punching paper but not hunting since no reflective target?

    I have been eying the Nikon Aculon (price is right for amount of features) but I am still open.  Please make me a recommendation and why you like it.  Like I said it will be mostly for air gunning but not limited to either.  What say the hive.

    -Cally

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    SDellinger
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    Graphic:      The small ones are handy but if too light I find it’s hard to hold on an exact spot with one hand. I’m 69 and my hand shakes when I push the button. I have a model I can hold with two hands. My FX hangs in front with the sling I use and it’s no trouble to use two hands. I also shoot off a Triggerstick tripod sometimes and use it to steady my hold. Picture of my sling. Have fun, Scott
     

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    1kshooter
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    Any of the hunting range finders in the 150 dollar Canadian range will likely be more then enough for air gunning I would say try it in the store and see if it ranges close in as well like 10 yards

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    Ghostmaker
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    Nikon arrow id 5000. Perfect for airgunning. Only good out to 600 yds though. I’m not gonna go into the details. That’s what google is for. 

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Natchez has Bushnell Demos on sale for 69$ …I bought 2 and they look brand new ! Good out to 450 yards

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    cj_86
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    Using the Nikon Aculon and I’m happy with it so far. The unit is rugged, light, compact, and I wouldn’t cry if I broke or lost it in the woods while hunting. Its as basic as you can get for a range finder, but it has been extremely handy and I’m not sure how I got by so long without one.

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    Bruce
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    + 2 for the Nikon Aculon.

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    GLPalinkas
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    +3 Nikon Aculon.

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    bornkiller
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    +4 Nikon aculon

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    ViniciusBraz
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    I need a rangerfinder too, but I am in Brazil… This Nikon Aculon shows the angle? Thanks..

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    Bruce
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    “ViniciusBraz”I need a rangerfinder too, but I am in Brazil… This Nikon Aculon shows the angle? Thanks..

    
No…….it is just a basic range finder.

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    fr8rbum747
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    If you are going to use it for air gunning forget the 1000 yard idea and stick with something practical, effective and not cost prohibitive.  I use a cap of $150 and the angle feature as a starting point.  Do not rule out demo models on sale they could get you into a rangefinder that fits the purpose and saves you bucks.  I stay away from the camouflaged models.  I say this because nothing hurts worse than losing the thing in the woods at your feet especially when you just spent $400 to purchase it.  I also lost an IPhone this way because the Real Tree cover was just too cool and a must have.  Think practical and effective for the distances you plan to shoot.  Hey the money saved can buy pellets or go towards a better scope. 

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    sharroff
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    Another +1 for Aculon ($155 at Walmarts).

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    sharroff
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    My indoor range is 20 yards.  I took the Acculon and did the test 5 times as you said and got 20 yards each time.  My Bosch GLM50 precision laser shows it at 59.978 so that’s close enough for me.  I’ve got nothing against the unit you mentioned, it’s just 40 more than the acculon.

     

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    Lou
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    Newcon LRM1500M will eat most rangefinders up to 1000$ for dinner. Can’t go wrong with it for 330$.

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    Photoman213
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    I love my Vortex, the warranty is second to none and ranges 1000 plus

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    Scotchmo
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    After testing a few range finders, I ended up spending more than I originally wanted to. Unlike a scope, I can use the single range finder with all my guns and for other purposes. I had bought a Simmons 600 LRF for my son a couple of years ago. It was low cost and works OK. I recently got a Bushnell Scout 1000 DX based on the specs. It had some good features. Right after receiving it, I compared it to my friends Leupold RX-1000i range finder. The Leupold was definitely better. I returned the Bushnell and then got the newest Leupold RX-1200i TBR/DNA. It goes down to 10 yards, actually less but loses accuracy below that. I have ranged houses out to 940 yards. It seems fairly accurate and consistent between 15 and 940 yards. It does angle readout as well. And it has some specific BOW and rifle functions.

    I got it on sale for $300.

    For very accurate close measurement, I still use a laser tape. It was about $40. It was advertised as 100 yard, but does not work well outdoors, past 25 yards in light conditions.

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