im in the market also. i think ive got it narrowed down to the nikon arhcers choice or the bushnell scout arc 1000... the reason im leaning towards those two is because of the angle compensation..
now i know, some of you that have been on here since i joined probably read some of my posts talking about the angle compensation, using the a^2 + b^2 = c^2 formula and maybe are wondering why im looking at range finders with the angle compensation.. well that formula is great when you know the yardages around your stand and have the time to sit down and figure everything out, but last year i took a new approach to my archery hunting, i still had my ladder and 2 hang ons up, but i used my climber alot and rarely hunted the same tree, if you have the time to do it and an area big enough to do it, it turned out to be a pretty decent tactic, especially in the early season, i always had the element of surprise. i was still hunting, lets say the same 5 acres of woods, but moving my stand locations def got me many more shooting oportunities... using this tactic tho led me to find that my forumla is useless, i didnt have the resources or time to figure everything out at every location.
so ive been going to gander mountain on and off and trying them out. I like the nikon because the numbers are a little bigger and it seems like in a hunting situation, it would be a little easier to use that. only draw back is the range finder is only good to 99 yards, which limits its use to strictly bow hunting... and if im spending $260 on a unit, i think i may want one that i can use for rifle hunting also.. hence leading me to the scout 100 with arc... so far the only draw back ive found is that the numbers are alot smaller compared to the nikon.. had i not used the nikon tho, id probably love the 1000.. it has the angle compensation and its good to 999 yards. plus cabelas has a sweet deal on the 1000.. you get bushnell 10x42 water proof binos and the 1000 for $319.. either way, i think ill be happy, but if you are still looking dmcianfa, thats my input lol
the other thing you have to think about tho when looking at any range finder that can range a long distance is from talking to people that have one, you pretty much have to range a house if you are trying to get an accurate range over 400 yards.. they have said that it is almost impossible to range and animal at any long distance when trying to range off hand