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Posted: 12/9/2011 7:56:04 AM
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Wife wants to get her dad a range finder. Most likely from Cabelas. Her budget is $300 which I know is really on the low end for these things. Any tips or recommendations on getting something decent. I assume he will be using it for deer hunting mostly. Lives in W. NY so quite cold. I know leupold and nikon are good brands. Thanks.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search/?N=10000054&Ne=10000054&Ntk=AllProducts&Ntt=range+finders&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products&WTz_st=SearchRefinements&form_state=searchForm&search=range+finders&searchTypeByFilter=AllProducts
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Posted: 12/9/2011 10:38:01 AM
You need to be more specific as to your requirement and activities. Is he bow, shotty, or rifle hunting deer? If he is bow hunting Leupold makes a rangefinder you mount on the bow that you zero with the sights. Would that be an option or would he prefer a handheld one that can be used for other uses? You can a pretty decent rangefinder for under $300. Check out SWFA.com. My friend has a Leupold RX-1000, and it is excellent. That is out of your price range, but you can get a RX-750 for under $300.
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Posted: 12/9/2011 11:06:59 AM
Rifle. I saw the bow mounted types, but that isn't what he needs. I would assume handheld for sure. I'll check out the site you mentioned. Thanks.
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Posted: 12/10/2011 4:08:35 PM

Bushnell or leupold are great for the money. just get one that is water proof / resistant.

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Posted: 12/11/2011 3:48:46 PM
Originally Posted By cetane:

Bushnell or leupold are great for the money. just get one that is water proof / resistant.



This. I have a Bushnell that works great.
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Posted: 12/21/2011 2:20:55 AM
I have the Nikon Riflehunter 550, It has the incline/decline technology built in. I really like it.
Right at the top of your price range.
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Posted: 12/30/2011 3:23:11 PM
My buddy told me about this deal on Optics planet, I was thinking about one for myself. A little out of your budget but good discount.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/nikon-rifle-hunter-1000-rangefinder.html

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Posted: 12/30/2011 9:38:21 PM
Originally Posted By golf_n_bees:
My buddy told me about this deal on Optics planet, I was thinking about one for myself. A little out of your budget but good discount.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/nikon-rifle-hunter-1000-rangefinder.html



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Posted: 1/6/2012 9:04:39 PM
I got a Leupold RX-600 that my girlfriend got me for Christmas from Cabelas for under $300, it works great for the range, hunting, and when I play golf.
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Posted: 1/6/2012 9:14:41 PM
I got a Leupold RX-600 that my girlfriend got me for Christmas from Cabelas for under $300, it works great for the range, hunting, and when I play golf.
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Posted: 1/18/2012 12:43:19 AM
This is the one I got for my brother for Christmas.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 6:29:51 PM
I have a nikon and bushnell and my father has a leupold. My favorite is the Nikon. These are all atleast 4 yrs old