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Brandon Pattison

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Is there a simple 500 yard rf that gives horizontal distance minus all of the whistles and bells and sirens and flashing lights?
 

swat8888

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X2for Nikon 550rifle hunter. Hard to read numbers in low light is my only complaint.
 

bbrown

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Fort Collins - CO
I have the older style Nikon 440 and it will range down to 10 or 11 yards - the only thing I wish it had is the angle compensating but it works great.
 

KMT

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I have a 4-5 year old Nikon. It works great from 11-800 yards. Small, simple, fairly inexpensive.
 

swat8888

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Yep the rifle hunter goes down to 10ish yds. Good luck getting 500yds though.
 

Titaniumman

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N.W.Montana
Look for an older Leica LRF 900. I used it for bow hunting and rifle hunting and found it to be spot on. I see them on ebay for less than $300. I bought a Leupold RX-1000 this year but only because of it's size, otherwise I would still be using the Leica.
 

sk1

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I would think the bushnell chuck Adams falls right into this category and you can find them for 150 to 200$. I have one right now it's not my favorite but it works....I want to vortex ranger 1000
 

muleman

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Utah
Look for an older Leica LRF 900. I used it for bow hunting and rifle hunting and found it to be spot on. I see them on ebay for less than $300. I bought a Leupold RX-1000 this year but only because of it's size, otherwise I would still be using the Leica.
I have used a sandwich shaped Leica LRF 1200 since they were released. The old Leicas are spot on go down to about 15 yds, but lack angle calculations.
 

Titaniumman

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N.W.Montana
I have used a sandwich shaped Leica LRF 1200 since they were released. The old Leicas are spot on go down to about 15 yds, but lack angle calculations.
In the terrain I hunt and the ranges I'm willing to shoot the angle calculations are not an issue for my .300 Win. I worked out the geometry and for my bow from a tree stand the difference is less than 2 yards out to 60 yds so I just can't see spending the extra $$ for the angle stuff.
 
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