Range Finders – What are you using?

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    skygear
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    Wanted to crash this thread and give it a little bit of an added direction. 

    I am in the process of searching for a new range finder. Some of the features I am on the lookout for are as follows. 
    -waterproof
    -accuracy 
    -laser
    -possibly binoculars?
    -possibly GPS?
    -Possibly Bluetooth or other data interface 
    -low light illumination?

     

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    skygear
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    an appropriate vid for us hunters …

    Kestrel 4000 Weather Meter

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    BitFrost
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    I was about to buy the Nikon Aculon, because I’ve heard nlthing but good things about it. As I was about to order tho, It went out of stock. That forced me to look around a bit and I ended up purchasing Nikon Pro Staff 5 on sale not much above the aculon in price. Excited to try it out and share my thoughts, hoowever I cant compare it to any other rangefinder as this is my first:)

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    Gunnertrones
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    Breitler Laser 600 6×25
    Very pleased with it.
    http://tenoastro.no/main.aspx?page=article&artno=LRT#.VZzbbU377yc

     

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    Cookie
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    I use Mk1 Eyeballs, scope, and the objects around me.

    I have no place for an electronic rangefinder while hunting, as using one would undermine the test of one’s self. Pest control on another’s land is another matter, as their is a duty to be as effective as possible.

    When hunting I am usually on mixed arable farmland, with most farmers using barbed wire with the barbs 4 inches apart, with 4 inch fence posts and 8 or 12 inch corner posts, with usually no more than 3 types/sizes of gate and 4 types/sizes of fence. Different fence types, some made entirely of wood, some with metal posts, some with hawthorn or blackthorn, all have different standard widths/heights or sizes of objects within them. Trees of various types grow to maximum sizes, with some sizing/spacing of twigs and leaves being common. I find cattle and sheep a little problematic, but horses, grasses, wheat, barley, oats etc have some common sizes at various stages of development or time of year.  

    I know all the horses heights in cm, which helps me a lot in range finding while shooting rabbits in amongst them. 

    Easiest and quickest of all is the creature themselves. Once you get a little experience of shooting you can look at a rabbit, woodpigeon etc and know how big it is and so quickly calculate its range.
     

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    400Blackbird
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    I dont use a laer rangfinder. I have a Vortex Solo R/T 8x36mm with the MRAD reticle. Works for my purposes, and is a really nice monocular. However, there are times there is nothing to be used for reference, and a laser range finder will be something i will be purchasing in the near future

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    skygear
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    ahobie17not as precise as what some hard core guys use, but I just use the parallax side wheel, but I’ve marked it off correctly as the factory markings were way off.

    Is there a tutorial for this

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    Dan25
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    SWAGing it for now.

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    I use the same Bushnell Pinseeker that I do for golf. Works great. 

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    FredSG
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    Hi all,

    I looked at all the rangefinders in my price range.  I also needed a rangefinder with an uncluttered screen and one that my “weak eyes” would enjoy using.  I purchased the Nikon Aculon, the camo version.  Small, fast working and great for my eye needs.

    FredSG

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    azuaro
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    hawken54
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    HALO, Cheap, accurate and Im getting solid readings to 300 yards. More than I need.

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    Kgb1024
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    I have a Vortex Ranger 1000 and love it.

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    DLFant
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    I have a couple.  The nightforce G7 BR2 it is hands down the best I have ever used very accurate to 1500 yards but it is a bit over kill and @ $1700 plus a bit pricey for air gunning.  I have a Bushnell Sport 550 that usually is all that is needed.  

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    hotdoggins
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    This is what I have ! It works pretty good . 

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