Archive for March, 2011

Why Get A Rifle Scope With A Range Finder Built In?

Is a rifle scope range finder worth it?

In the world of hunting range finders, rifle scope range finders are a relatively small and not inexpensive category.  Similar to range finder binoculars, range finder rifle scopes are about combining two necessary pieces of sport optics so that you only need to carry one.

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Why Get A Rifle Scope With A Range Finder Built In?unrated2011-04-25 00:21:37Is a rifle scope range finder worth it?
In the world of hunting range finders, rifle scope range finders are a relatively small and not inexpensive …
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Approx Price $650
Magnification 4-12x adj
Max Range 800 yds
Weight 24 oz

Bottom Line Up Front: If you’re looking for a rifle scope and a range finder in one, the Bushnell Laser Riflescope is a solid performer and a good value for the price in this category. It may not have the features of the leading range finder rifle scope, but it’s hundreds less as well.

 

 

Click here to purchase this rangefinding rifle scope at Amazon.com today

 

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Bushnell Laser Rangefinder Riflescope: Solid Performance In One Package4.1666666666666672011-04-13 13:15:24

Bottom Line Up Front: If you’re looking for a rifle scope and a range finder in one, the Bushnell Laser Riflescope is a solid performer and a good…

Do you really need a dedicated archery range finder?

An archery/bow hunting range finder is all some people need

Obviously, no one is taking 200 yard shots with even the most powerful crossbow, so long range capability isn’t a concern while bow hunting. Now it may be a big concern to the bow hunter who also uses a rifle (or even just plays golf, but that’s another topic). But just focusing on the act of bowhunting, the typical 100 yard range limit of most dedicated bow hunting range finders would be fine.

Also, in many states, hunters are restricted to using shotgun slugs for deer and other game.  Ohio is one such example. Even with modern rifle-barrel shotguns and sabot slugs, it’s exceedingly rare to take a shot over 100 yards.  If your hunting territory is filled with dense cover and not many fields or other open areas, then you may not have many shots over 100 yards even if you can use a rifle.

 

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Do you really need a dedicated archery range finder?unrated2011-04-13 15:23:57An archery/bow hunting range finder is all some people need
Obviously, no one is taking 200 yard shots with even the most powerful crossbow, so long …
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Approx Price $250
Magnification 6x
Max Range 100 yds
Weight 6.3 oz

 

Bottom Line Up Front: The Nikon Archer’s Choice is a very high quality, feature-packed range finder – out to 100 yards.

For those who are solely dedicated to bow hunting or shotgun slug shooting under 100 yards, this could be a great selection.  But for just a little more money, you can get a lot more range finder.

 

You can purchase the Archers Choice Range Finder at Amazon.com

 

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Nikon Archers Choice Laser Rangefinder: Quality but Necessary?42011-04-13 13:11:19 

Bottom Line Up Front: The Nikon Archer’s Choice is a very high quality, feature-packed range finder – out to 100 yards.

For those who ar…

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Approx Price $280
Magnification 6X
Max Range 550 yds
Weight 6.3 oz

 

Bottom Line Up Front: The Nikon RifleHunter 550 may offer the best combination of performance, price, and features around, certainly at its price point.

Whether you’re bow hunting, rifle hunting, or ESPECIALLY if you need a range finder that does many things well, this is the one to get.

 

You can purchase the Nikon RifleHunter 550 through Amazon.com in the Realtree camouflage version or, for a slightly lower price, the solid brown version.

 

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Nikon RifleHunter 550 Laser Rangefinder Review: Best All-Around Choice?4.6666666666666672011-04-13 13:09:29 

Bottom Line Up Front: The Nikon RifleHunter 550 may offer the best combination of performance, price, and features around, certainly at its …