Golf range finder in hunting?

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Golf range finder in hunting?

Postby FindingNemo » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:43 am

I'm sure this is a classic rookie's question, but... :P
Is it possible to use golf range finder in hunting purposes? :) I have this Bushnell's finder, and it would be a bit too much if I would go and get a new one now, wouldn't it?

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Re: Golf range finder in hunting?

Postby shaman » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:26 pm

The trick will be getting the deer to hold a golfball in its mouth while you are ranging it.

. . . but seriously. . .
Give it a try. Try ranging people in the park at the distances you envision your deer and see what happens. My guess is it will work fine, but I honestly don't know.
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Re: Golf range finder in hunting?

Postby Big Horse » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:47 pm

If it can pick up the flag stick from 300 yards, I would guess it can pick up a deer at 20.
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Re: Golf range finder in hunting?

Postby gatodoc » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:49 pm

Use mine in the woods all the time,,,especially when bow hunting. When I get set up, I'll range several objects so if a deer appears near one of them, I've already get a pretty good idea of the distance....

It would range the deer, but usually I'm too busy aiming a weapon by then to think of that..

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Re: Golf range finder in hunting?

Postby rthomas4 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:05 am

I have my ranges set up with pvc on my food plots, and of course I know how far from the stands my bait is set. Besides, the .308 isn't particular about distance.
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