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which one? or maybe something else

Postby on Tue May 08, 2007 8:09 am

I used to have a bushnell scout and was a little disappointed. What I didn’t like was disappointing performance with ranging deer past about 250yds, and the battery type, 3volt lithium I believe. I lost this one off the hood of my truck last year and am looking to replace it. I am looking at bushnell’s compact 800, ATN’s ranger eye 1200, and Newcon Optic’s LRM 1200. any suggestions? I shoot deer sized game out to nearly 600yds and practice long range paper punching out past that. Experience shows that at ranging past about 400 accuracy becomes critical. Thanx for any input

Postby on Tue May 08, 2007 9:30 am


First, there is no maximum range listed for any LRF that translates into anything real out in the field. Most users, regardless of brand or model, target a larger, nearby object, when ranging on deer past 300 yards.Your choice of rangefinder really is as much a matter of other features you want, such as waterproofing, ballistic software, optical quality, scan/zip/rain modes and other features. In fact, Nikon no longer lists ranges on their LRFs because it is at best, misleading and useless information.

If you expect better performance than your older Bushnell, you will need to move up into a Nikon Monarch or Bushnell Elite class.
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