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I know that for the most part we get what we pay for, but I have also found a few products that over the years have bucked the trend and offer solid performance for dollars spent. I can think of three off the top of my head that have been solid at a budget price. I will start with the Simmons LRF600 rangefinder. I have used this rangefinder for the past three seasons and it has been accurate and very easy to use with the one touch system. On the down side the display is black, no angle compensation, and while the optics are not the best they are very capable. In my opinion really good performance for less then a hundred dollar bill.

Cat whiskers! cheap, last a long time and frankly I have not seen any string attached silencer that works any better. On the down side you loose a few FPS, but you do with all string mounted silencers. Last and probable the best dollar value I can think of is the Mora knife. At 13 dollars or less you get a knife that is made from quality stainless or carbon steel and is properly heat treated. These knives are scary sharp and have very good edge retention they also have good ergonomics and a rubbery grip. On the down side they have a rat tail spine and they are not the thickest blade profile, but mine have been more then capable at tackling field knife task. I feel that the Mora knife performs as good as just about any knife even at 5x the cost.

I just thought it would interesting to show some products that have served us well so the budget hunter could do some research and check them out. What budget hunting gear has impressed you and made you feel that it is better than the price tag?
 

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The original can call by Primos. I've killed more deer because of this call than I can count. Best 8 bucks I've ever spent on hunting.
 

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Supply and demand is the major influence on price. "Quality" is only one of several product characteristics that can influence demand.

The point is that price is NOT necessarily a reliable indication of quality.
 

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Sweet, I have been looking for a new knife for my pack. Thanks.
 

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i bought the mora companion in stainless with the orange handles and am amazed at what you're getting for the money. the ergonomics and grip texture are perfect and that thing zipped right through the first deer i dressed with it. when i was done i just threw it in the dishwasher. i think i paid $15.
 

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Sweet, I have been looking for a new knife for my pack. Thanks.
Here is the carbon one, I let my son in law pack the stainless one to see what he thinks. Unfortunately he has not the opportunity to use it, hopefully he can put one down before end of season. I forced the patina on this blade and keep a light coat of mineral oil on it.

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