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A GOOD RANGE FINDER

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Need to be picking myself up one of these. Can I get some feed back on what you guys own and how you like it. I am looking to spend around 100.00 to 150.00.

Need to know things to look for. Pro's and con's type of info.

Please let me know were you bought it also, and hey good luck out there.

So far I have had a good season. No deer yet but some good memories allready.

Thanks

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Within your price range the choice is not difficult. The cheapest one on the market starts at around $150. Only one brand offers this price, all others start around $200.

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Think about the Nikon 440 Prostaff at this price range. Cabelas has them on sale right now for a bit cheaper than $200.

Small opening to look thru, but the laser shoots through brush and cover a bit better, including through netting on ground blinds if you hunt from them.

Joel

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Sounds like I need to up the cost. Ok lets go with 200.00 to 250.00. We just won't tell my wife until affter I buy it. blush.gif What the hell it's my b-day next week anyway.

I was not sure of the cost as I have not ever looked into one.

I finaly have come to the fact that one of these would be nice to have for future hunts.

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Don't worry about your wife. laugh.gif It doesn't even count if it's your B-Day!

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I'll 2nd the Nikon 440 Prostaff. Get it in green and not camo and save yourself the extra money. I think the green one is about $199. Get it at Cabela's and use the card they have been sending out and you can earn some money back or a gift card. Nikon is really simple to use.

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I third the recommendations for the Nikon ProStaff 440.

One button turns it on and reads distance to whatever you aim at and it turns itself off. Couldn't be simpler.

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I would also recommend any nikon. I have the one that goes out to 800yds. Don't know why I bought that one but I did! I love it! Nikon makes a great range finder and I would also go without the camo to save a little cash.

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I also purchased a Nikon. Love it. I've used it ranging deer and turkeys under 40yds as well as marking points in the 100-300yd range. I don't hunt those distances, but I like reference points when considering hiking in to areas and knowing how much distance an animal will cover.

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Looks like I will buy the 440 Rangefinder. Just printed out info from Cabela's.

One question though, is the Nikon (Team Real Tree Laser 440 Range finder) the same one talked about here?

I like the Camo and might pay the Extra.

Ok Another question laugh.gif will this thing figure angles for you when up in a tree? Sounds like a dumb question , but hey ..Can't say as i have ever seen in one befer...

Thanks for the help on the Range finder, Looking forward to using it for the confidence builder in the one shot we look forward to. wink.gif

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I just bought a Leupold RXII for $300 and that has the inclination feature you were talking about. I looked at the Nikon also but it didn't have that feature so I sprang for the more expensive one. I had some left over gift money still unspent so it was mostly guilt free, until my wife sees me using it and asks "what's that?"

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Nikon 440!!! Great unit!!!

Unfortunately it will not tell you the angle factor, just distance. I use mine for golfing also.

Nels

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Some of the people that I hunt with including myself all have the 440 and they do work great but like you said they do not have the angle factor. I feel that I did miss one deer because of the angle factor. I was on a high ridge and about 18 feet in the tree shooting down to the bottom of the ridge. I can not say for sure but I thing it played a factor. One of my friends bought one with the angle factor and also has the 440 but prefers the angle factor one much better now that he has used them both.

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I have the Nikon 440----GREAT range finder. No idea how I went without one. How often are you ever going to shoot past 400 yards with anything????

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Dick's has the Nikon on sale for $179.99 right now.

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That stinks. I allready picked one up last week at Cabelas.

I do like it and thank you guys for the input.

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If you can find the Dick's add with that advertised price, Cabela's will refund you the difference. grin.gif

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