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Posted: 12/9/2011 3:56:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2011 3:56:24 AM EDT by RickNC]
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.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&pw=55963&ctc=j229rgjpa500zk8a0104w&mi=11469&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabelas.com%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch%2F%3FN%3D10000054%26Ne%3D10000054%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Drange%2Bfinders%26Ntx%3Dmode%252Bmatchallpartial%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts%26WTz_st%3DSearchRefinements%26form_state%3DsearchForm%26search%3Drange%2Bfinders%26searchTypeByFilter%3DAllProducts
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 6:38:01 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 7:06:59 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/10/2011 12:08:35 PM EDT

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

Link Posted: 12/11/2011 11:48:46 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/20/2011 10:20:55 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 12/30/2011 11:23:11 AM EDT
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

Link Posted: 12/30/2011 5:38:21 PM EDT
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



http://www.opticsplanet.net/nikon-rifle-hunter-1000-rangefinder.html
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:04:39 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:14:41 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 1/17/2012 8:43:19 PM EDT
This is the one I got for my brother for Christmas.

Grove
Link Posted: 1/18/2012 2:29:51 PM EDT
I have a nikon and bushnell and my father has a leupold. My favorite is the Nikon. These are all atleast 4 yrs old
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