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ranwin33
 
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RE: rangefinders

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:00 am

I do just find without the angle compensator feature, but if I was buying a new one I'd probably go for it.  Having the feature won't hurt you.
 
 

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RE: rangefinders

Postby hunter480 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:15 pm

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I am looking to get a new rangefinder.  I am going to be using it mostly for bow hunting and a couple times gun hunting.  Is it worth geting the angle compensation feature?

 
Supposedly, shooting the range from an angle will be different yardage that shooting a level range. For the most part, if you`re deer hunting from a tree stand, you can get past this by simply shooting distances from the base of your tree, instead of up in the stand.
 
But like ranwinn33 said, if I didn`t already have one, I`d get the new feature.

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RE: rangefinders

Postby mag30079 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:35 am

For Christmas I got a Leupold RX II True Ballistic Range system. I'm glad I spent the extra money, a freind of mine spent about 50 bucks less for a different brand with out this feature and kicks himself every time we shoot together.
 

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RE: rangefinders

Postby Highlander Archery » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:25 pm

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For Christmas I got a Leupold RX II True Ballistic Range system. I'm glad I spent the extra money, a freind of mine spent about 50 bucks less for a different brand with out this feature and kicks himself every time we shoot together.



Just got that one myself for the Student Archery club. Love it

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RE: rangefinders

Postby mag30079 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:33 am

One more thing I like about the Leupold RX II is it has 3 different modes for bow hunting. A is for recurve or long bows, or slower speed bows, B is mid range speed, and C is for todays fast bows. To find out which mode to use for your bow simply shoot at a 40 yard target and use your 20 yard pin the difference in arrow drop vs. dead center. This measurement then is used with the chart in the owners guide. Its a bit fancy for me but neet.

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RE: rangefinders

Postby Highlander Archery » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:34 pm

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One more thing I like about the Leupold RX II is it has 3 different modes for bow hunting. A is for recurve or long bows, or slower speed bows, B is mid range speed, and C is for todays fast bows. To find out which mode to use for your bow simply shoot at a 40 yard target and use your 20 yard pin the difference in arrow drop vs. dead center. This measurement then is used with the chart in the owners guide. Its a bit fancy for me but neet.



Still playing with it here, just got it 2 days ago but so far I LOVE it

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RE: rangefinders

Postby fireflyparamedic » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:39 pm

well I want to also get a range finder. would you guys just get a range finder for bow hunting or would you get the combo range finder for bows and guns. I like a lot of you want to just have to buy one and get to use it for a long time espically with the way the economy is going. any thoughts out there.
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RE: rangefinders

Postby Highlander Archery » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:00 pm

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well I want to also get a range finder. would you guys just get a range finder for bow hunting or would you get the combo range finder for bows and guns. I like a lot of you want to just have to buy one and get to use it for a long time espically with the way the economy is going. any thoughts out there.
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I bought mine for my archery club because we conduct various events throughout the year and are going to field a competetive team. We will be using it primarily for training and setting targets as needed for our activities, the Leupold fits the bill nicely without being outrageously priced.

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RE: rangefinders

Postby fireflyparamedic » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:53 am

Highlander Archery
thanks for the advice. I like leupold products have one of their scopes on my rifle and was a good scope for the money.
 
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RE: rangefinders

Postby Highlander Archery » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:10 pm

You are welcome

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