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11/16/15 @ 8:35 AM
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tiddies1981
tiddies1981
User since 1/22/15
What kind of range finder do you guys recommend. Any positives and /or negatives would be greatly appreciated. Had a chance at a nice buckbroadside this weekend. But didn't take the shot cause it looked to far. Looked like it was 70 or 80 yards in the woods. I paced it the next day and it paced out at an approx 57 yards. Had I know that I'd of taken the shot. Thanks in advance.

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11/16/15 @ 6:20 PM
ditto
User since 12/6/10
I got a Leica a few years ago and really like it because it reads in red instead of black which makes it a lot easier to read in low light. I also have a Nikon ProStaff 7 that is nice but if I were to get a new one I would get whichever one Fleet Farm had on sale that week as there really isn't enough difference between the different manufactures and models to make a difference.

11/16/15 @ 5:10 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
User since 6/12/10
I just have a Redfield Raider 500. It's just a cheap entry level model with no angle adjustments or anything. Works well and the batteries have lasted over two years. I would recommend if the budget is tight. I don't have experience with the more expensive options and I am looking for an upgrade, so I'm invested in this thread as well.

11/16/15 @ 10:58 AM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
User since 1/22/15
Yeah. Your probably right. I do shoot 60 yards alot. Only with the idea that it makes 20 and 30 yard shots easier. Hopefully he makes it though gun season and I get a chance at him late season. Any additional info on range finders would be helpful

11/16/15 @ 9:49 AM
standard_lengthy
standard_lengthy
User since 6/8/07
I use a golf range finder made by Nikon. It works good. 57 yds is a hell of a shot to try on a deer. I shoot that far often in the summer during 3d leagues but the farthest I could ethically take a shot at a deer would be 35 maybe 40 yds. Unless you are in an open prairie with no wind, no heavy jaket on, no buck fever and the deer is deaf and blind I would rethink how far your effective range is. It's not worth the risk. A little bit of arrogance can turn in to a whole lot of shiitty when the shot goes south and you can't find your gut shot deer.

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