Hey guys, i'm looking to buy a rangefinder, I really don't want to spend more than $400, i just simply cant bring myself to spend that much on something electronic. I know. Leica is awesome, its just out of my budget.
these are my top two choices so far
http://swfa.com/Bushnell-7x26-Elite-1-Mile-ARC-Laser-Rangefinder-P68531.aspx I've seen this one sale a few times for $400 ish. and i'm hoping as the new model comes out I might get one for around 4.
the vortex option is soley based on their warranty. I can deal with spending that much on electronic device if its got their forever warranty. Although doesnt matter how good the warranty is if the product just doesnt work well.
I've heard excellent reviews on the bushnell mile arc. nothing really bad on it from what i read.
So at my price range is their anything else. Are these options even worth buying at $400 or less or are rangefinders kinda either go Leica or dont bother? It will be used hunting/practice. furthest id range deer is probably 5-600 yards. (not that id take a shot at those ranges, about 400 would be furthest i'd ever take a hunting shot and thats under perfect conditions) generally shots will be between 100-300. Targets out to 800+. the bushnell is my top pick, but is it gonna hold up. The warranty is a year. 2-3 years down the road is it still gonna work?
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