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trophyhunter
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Aug-04-13, 
10:57 AM (MST)
"Archery Rangefinder"

I need to purchase a new rangefinder. My older unit is done. What is the best unit, brand these days. My older unit in archery mode only read out to 60 yards. I would not attempt a shot much longer but it would be nice to have a rangefinder that read out to 100yds. Any suggestions on brands and models ...thanks in advance.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Archery Ra...  WapitiBob      Aug-11-13   1 
  RE: Archery Ra...  trophyhunter      Aug-14-13   2 
 RE: Archery Ra...  CoDave      Sep-23-13   3 
  RE: Archery Ra...  WapitiBob      Sep-23-13   4 
   RE: Archery Ra...  CoDave      Sep-27-13   5 
    RE: Archery Ra...  CoDave      Nov-05-13   6 
     RE: Archery Ra...  WapitiBob      Nov-30-13   7 

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WapitiBob
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Aug-11-13, 
01:14 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

archery only or decent rifle Leupold 1000i TBR or Vortex 1000. For archery and excellent rifle the Leica 1000r. The Leica will do angle comp out to 600, line of sight to1000. Uses cosine only for angle comp, no ballistics...

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Aug-14-13, 
09:17 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

Thanks I picked up the Leupold

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CoDave
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Sep-23-13, 
12:49 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

I know this thread started with range finders for archery but I need one for rifle ranges. I have a western slope muley hunt coming up and need something better. Earlier this year I bought a Leupold RX800/TBR… the manual states I should be able to range animals out to 550yrs and trees to 650yrds. It does a fine job at <350yrs but I have never had a reading beyond 500yrds. Is this normal for these units? If yes, can you recommend a better option with a reasonable price?

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WapitiBob
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Sep-23-13, 
03:13 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

The new Leica 1000r is good. Angle comp to 600 yards, straight line distance to 1000. Probably will read to 800. No ballistics on the Leica, cosine only which will work great if you use a dial turret for your rifle.

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Sep-27-13, 
01:03 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

Leica 1000…. Should have gotten on this forum before I went shopping. The Leopold 800 was in my price range and the 6x magnification seemed like a handy feature as well. I just didn’t count on the effective range being so limited. All well, we will see how it performs on the job. I have a big buck hunt setup this year with an outfitter… my first time paying to go hunt on a private ranch here in Colorado. The outfitter is Rocky Mountain Ranches… The ranch property should be classic western slope with lots of open sage brush. Some place I would put a range finder to good use. I’ll provide an update on both the range finder and the outfitter in a couple weeks.

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Nov-05-13, 
04:34 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

Since I was on the forum last I have had the chance to play with a couple Leupold 1000 models in the field and was happy with the results. I have no way to tell if the 800 model that I have now is functioning correctly or not… either way I will be returning and requesting an upgrade.

As promised I also wanted to provide some feedback on my muley hunt. The property was great, 2500 acres of rolling hills covered in sage brush. I saw multiple deer every day and had the opportunity to pass on a nice looking buck every day too. After holding out for that monster trophy I took a nice looking but smaller buck on the last hunt. Compared to my last 10 years of hunting on public lands, what a treat to be somewhere without the masses and to actually see deer happily enjoying their habitat rather than running away for all the humans in orange. I really enjoyed my time with Rock Mountain Ranches and will include them with one of my Colorado hunts every year going forward.

Good luck next year!

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Nov-30-13, 
11:51 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Archery Rangefinder"

Congrats on a fun hunt.

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