May 23rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
Best archery range finder for the $$$??
I am looking for a simple range finder for archery use. I want something I can count on, but I don't need all the bells and whistles.
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May 23rd, 2009, 01:55 PM
Bushnell sport 400 (or 450 I migh have the number wrong, it its their entry level $150/-) . Works great, inexpensive. If you by at the right time you get a free rain coat.
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May 23rd, 2009, 02:04 PM
May 23rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
I like the Nikon 440. They arent made anymore but you can still find them easily. I have a buddy that bought a Bushnell around the same time and we both like mine better.
His is bigger and it didnt range as fast. Maybe something was wrong with it.
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May 23rd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Nikon Archer's Choice is great!
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May 23rd, 2009, 03:02 PM
The Nikon 440 is awesome ... really like mine
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May 23rd, 2009, 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by Dthbyhoyt
May 23rd, 2009, 09:44 PM
If you're going to be hunting out of a treestand, look at the Archerrange Rnagefinder. Retail is about $50 and it works!
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May 23rd, 2009, 10:06 PM
Originally Posted by OkieBowguy
I've had mine for a couple of months and love it.
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May 23rd, 2009, 10:09 PM
I've had mine a few weeks and really like it! If you want simple John, then Nikon's are it.
Originally Posted by hoyt_fan
The Archer's Choice is great and meets all your archery needs!
May 23rd, 2009, 10:11 PM
I have the bushnell yardage pro sport 450 for sale in the classifieds.
$85 tyd in excellent shape
May 23rd, 2009, 10:12 PM
Had my Archers Choice for a year now , still works like a champ
I'm 99% sure I would have been just as happy with the Pro Staff 550 as well..
May 23rd, 2009, 10:18 PM
If you are going to do any hunting out of a ground blind and use the shoot-thru netting, Nikon is your best bet - they will give you an accurate reading thru the netting - other will not - I hunt exclusively out of ground blinds and use the 440 and it works great
May 23rd, 2009, 10:20 PM
What's really nice about the Nikon 440, you can use it in a hunting blind, and range right through the netting. I really like my 440, I think I paid $179 and had it for two years.
May 23rd, 2009, 10:26 PM
Nikon 550 here. Good price and easy to hang onto.
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May 24th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Well, I was at Cabela's and they had a Bushnell 1000 reg $219 on sale for $119 so I bought it. Was I stupid?
This one...I paid $119
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May 24th, 2009, 03:53 PM
June 4th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Originally Posted by jwshooter11
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June 4th, 2009, 08:12 PM
If price is an issue, take a close look at the bushnell lineup. Ive been using the scout for a few years and as a whole its a good unit. The only bad thing about it is the readout can be tough to read under low light conditions as its blue and doesnt stick out much on dark backgrounds. Otherwise, its very accurate (ive compared it to leicas and leupolds and its dead on with them) and reliable. Rarely do I find an object I cant get a reading off. It reads deer, antelope, and coyotes just fine.
My next one will be a leica. A little spendier, but the red readout is easy to read on dark background color and in low light.
June 4th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Thats a GREAT deal. Should have bought a truckload!
Originally Posted by MoNofletch
I was just on their website and they have em on sale for $199 it says.
June 4th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Can any of these be used for rifle huntng or golf etc? How far do they range to? And do they compensate for treestand use angles and such. I have been looking at getting one also but would like for it to be used for other stuff also.
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June 4th, 2009, 08:42 PM
any of the nikons will do!
June 4th, 2009, 08:42 PM
I use my bushnell scout coyote hunting all the time. It works great ranging hillsides, clumps of trees, rockpiles and such out to 600 yards. Ive ranged actual coyotes out to about 450 with it.
June 4th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Nikon 550 best I have used for the money.
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