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  • Recommended range finder? Hunting in north east USA

     Madelyn updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Madelyn

    Member
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Looking to buy my first ever range finder as a new hunter this year. Hoping I can get a deal during any holiday sales. I know I’d like it to account for declination. I’d also like to spend no more than $200, so $100-200 is ideal. I realize you get what you pay for, but I am new to all this. I’d love to hear what people recommend or even what people recommend staying the hell away from. Hunting in north east USA, mostly in a tree, perhaps some still hunting in my future. Thanks!

  • basstastic14

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Vortex impact 850. In the price range, obviously being vortex it’s an outstanding unit, and their warranty is the best in the industry.

  • After_the_shot

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Just a tip. If you hunt from blinds, be sure to find a rangefinder that’s laser will read through the mesh. Couldn’t range a 140+” standing in the food plot.

  • reaganfannumber1

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    If you don’t have binos yet maybe get some rangefinding binos from vortex

  • Hoss370

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Get one that has lighted reticle/numbers. Better at low light

  • PickwickBasser

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Cheap Walmart Halo will do the trick.. 90 bux or so

  • Hoss370

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Bushnell 202208 Bone Collector Edition 4x Laser Rangefinder, Realtree Xtra Camo, 20mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IN6ENWY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EFa0DbWA4FVXD

    This is the one I have. It’s great but sucks in low light situations

  • basstastic14

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    The 850 takes into account the angle when sighting in from a stand. There’s a lot of technique, deer can “jump the string” and drop about a foot, turn and run. So you might want to think about aiming low, basically you can use your 20yard pin 0-30 yards. Someone might argue that and Of course I’m open to anyone else’s opinion, I’m pretty new to bow hunting myself.

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