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    all around rangefinder

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on an affordable rangefinder (200$) that is as good for archery and turkey hunting as it is with 300rum across a canyon. I had a redfield raider for several years and it was a good 1 but it only ranged 400yds or so. It fell from my treestand in dec and took a swim so I need a good all around option at an affordable price.

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    The cheapest one I would own is a leupold rx1000i tbr and they're down to 325-350.

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    I dont think you will find anything thats reliable over 300 yards for $200 unless you find a good deal on something used. I have a Leica CRF 1200 that I really like and Leica is the only rangefinder I have used that I would recommend but they are alot more money.

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    I dont think you can ever go wrong with leupold! Havent ever had a leica but I will look at em. Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampokie View Post
    I dont think you can ever go wrong with leupold! Havent ever had a leica but I will look at em. Thanks
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    I tried a Leupold range finder (700 tbr I think?) and I didnt like it at all. Very complicated and was not reliable past 300 yards. Really was no better then my old bushnell. I returned it and got the Leica 1200 and am very happy with it and its reliable to 1000 yards and I have got it to read out to 1321! They dont make the 1200 anymore, I think they have a 1000 and 1600 now.

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    You can go VERY wrong with Leupold range finders. They are not their scopes.... And don't do well in snow or ice. Their laser just wont read well at all in the white conditions. I own the rx1000 before the extra letters were printed on the plastics.

    nice bright red color, works well in archery season and rifle....just not worth a damn in snow.

    Save a bit more, sell an extra rifle, buy the Leica and you will smile for a long time to follow.
    I hunt because......

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    Ok. I can say one thing for sure leupold backs their products 100 percent. That is more than I can say for Nikon. I had a Nikon rangefinder that malfunctioned and I sent it in and they told me they really appreciated me but this one was on me. I will not ever own another Nikon product. I had a Nikon scope also at the time. I never had any problem with it but I traded it immediately for a leupold. I will be cautious before I purchase a leupold rangefinder. Thanks

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    O YEAH MM FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS BUY BUSHNELL! just sayin...

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    I have used a Bushnell Elite 1500 rangefinder for many years, and it is tremendously reliable. I go through a lot of optics, but I have never justified the upgrade there. I can still get 1200 yard ranges on trees.

    My hunting partner bought a Leupy RX4 and couldn't get reliable readings. Now he has an Elite 1500.

    I haven't tried one yet, but the new "TBR" Leupold rangefinders have a good reputation.

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    My Leupold TBR was when the TBR first came out. They could be better now? The Bushnell I had would be close to 10 years old now and I think its a 600 or 700. It was my first one and what I could afford at the time. I still have it but have not used it since I got the Leica. The Leica is also very compact and simple and easy to use.

 

 

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