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New to the board and apologize in advance for the heretical question I'm about to ask. 
 
I'm looking for a rangefinder that could go dual purpose; i.e golf and hunting.  Will one size fit all?  Probably 98% of my shots will be less than 900 yards.  And that's just with my golf clubs (you see, I got this new driver) and it uses a small amount of black powder!!  My hunting usually is coyotes, varmints and big game (elk) with both ML and regular rifle.   I made a decent shot using mil-dots on a buck in Montana at about 750 paces last fall.
 
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I know absolutely nothing about golf rangefinders, but if you intend to make shots at the ranges you specified, I would recommend a good range finder. Something like the Leica crf 1200. There are many rangefinders out there that might claim a 1000 yard range, but never be able to range something out that far. I don't have that problem with the Leica.
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Any more input on the ability of a Leica 1200 crf to pick up a silly, little pin flag at 2-300 yards?
 
I had the good fortune to see one of these and use it this weekend in the great outdoors.  A very, very sweet piece of optical equipment.  I was actually amazed at it's accuracy and repeatability on reasonably small targets.
 
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The bushnell elite is also another very nice rangefinder.  The one I playing with would actually out range my Leica CFF 1200 and pick up stuff easier from about 1000 and beyond.  The glass quality is not near as good as the Leica, but it is not bad.  Much better than a Leupold RXIII pos I had. 

It looks to me like the Bushnell Elite  seen here
http://www.swfa.com/c-801-bushnell-elite-1500-rangefinders.aspx

and the Bushnell Pinseeker seen here are very similar.
http://www.swfa.com/c-804-bushnell-pinseeker-1500-1600-rangefinders.aspx 

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The Leica could easily pick up the flag if you could hold it steady enough, that will be the issue.  It would probably be easier to range the ground right at the base of the flag.  The Leica is a very nice piece of gear.
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