2,509 Brands 452 Categories All Departments

All-purpose Rangefinder

Golfing or Hunting? OpticsPlanet.com has the perfect rangefinder for you! This forum is for exchanging information and ideas, and the discussion of everything rangefinder related.

All-purpose Rangefinder

Postby jeffinminnesota on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:40 am

Hello. I am interested in rangefinder for hunting and golf. My budget is about $500.
Please recommend a couple brands/models with the following:
1. Range capability 800 yards +
2. Very good, not necessarily top of the line optics
3. Adjustable priority for nearest or farthest target
4. Good capability for readings in rainy or snowy conditions
5. Good capability in low light conditions
6. Good capability in cold conditions
7. Quick response time for calibrating distance
8. Must have a tripod mount
9. Carrying case would be a nice to have
10. Waterproof and fogproof
11. Excellent all-around reliability
12. Easy to learn and use
13. Good product documentation and customer service

Thanks for your help.
jeffinminnesota
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:13 am
Location: Minnesota

Postby opticsplanet.com on Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:12 am

Hi

First, keep in mind that 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.

That said, the Nikon Monarch 1200, http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-monar ... inder.html Bushnell Elite, http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-el ... inder.html and Leupold RX-IV, http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-dig ... inder.html are all good choices in a mid-price rangefinder.
----------------------
Your personal optics expert
Joanie (Jne) K
http://www.OpticsPlanet.com
Phone: (888) 263-0356
Fax: (847) 574-6820
opticsplanet.com
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4044
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:18 am
Location: Prospect Heighs, IL