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What rangefinder
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:32:11 PM »
I'm in the market for a range finder and I'm totally in information over load. I'm only looking to shoot out too like 600 yards and I'm looking at  entry level. Any input?
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 08:46:01 PM »
Leupold makes a decent rangefinder.  Nikon or bushnell are other options. 

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 09:00:55 PM »
We have 2 nikons the rifle550 with angle comp and the archers choice model both great and very easy to use.
Compared the 550 to brother in-laws Leopold and got readings when his wouldn't
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 09:09:41 PM »
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 10:21:11 PM »
I was looking at some as well reviews on the leupold 1000 were not great, said theirs died at about 15 months and only a 12 month warranty. Just what I read.

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Re: What rangefinder
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 10:43:27 PM »
I like the vortex with red display. My last one was a Leupold & I wouldnít buy another

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 10:49:35 PM »
For entry level Nikon's work well and I have a friend with one of those that has been solid.  I have another friend that has an entry level Bushnell and it's worked well for him for years.  I use a Leica, and I love it, although not sure Leica's classify as "entry level".  Depends on how you're defining it. 

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 11:00:58 PM »
I picked up a Sig 1200 for my dad. Optics planet had them for 155 and free shipping. He has used it a couple times and had no issues on deer and coyotes out to 600 yards. He said it was easy and accurate and faster on targets than his buddies leupold.

That said I have a Vortex Ranger 1000 and upgraded to the Ranger 1800. I wanted a little more reach and capability to plan out approaches. Iím happy with both.
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2019, 05:00:48 AM »
Love my sig kilo 2000
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2019, 06:48:39 AM »
Sig kilo 2000 here also.  Absolutely love it.  I actually dropped mine (totally submerged) into a mud puddle and didn't realize it for 40 ish minutes.  Found it, wiped it down, opened it up and made sure the battery and its compartment wasn't wet.  Didn't skip a beat.  Super fast readings.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 06:50:45 AM »
BTW, the Kelso Sportsmans has the kilo 1200 for 149.99.  Was in yesterdays add.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 09:36:29 AM »
How much u looking to spend?
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 09:46:20 AM »
Love my Leica but picked up a Sig last year for archery elk and love it. Compact size, quick and accurate. All for a good price.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 09:49:12 AM »
Sig Kilo 2000 is awesome. I got a used one on eBay for $190. Love it.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 09:53:55 AM »
I Find the leica easier to get narrow readings on vs sig 2400. Like stump at 700 yd. If ranging big areas like hillsides no difference.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2019, 11:00:51 AM »
I have a Sig also. I don't think you get a better one for the price
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2019, 11:25:54 AM »
I recently got the Nikon black 4k and it's more rangefinder than I'll ever need....my friend has the vortex 1500 and my cuz has a sig2000 and the Nikon has out performed both ...I was dead set on a sig till I seen this one, hard to beat for the price
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2019, 11:47:05 AM »
Sig based on size,performance & price :twocents:

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2019, 11:52:37 AM »
Sig based on size,performance & price :twocents:

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2019, 12:06:04 PM »
Have a Vortex now, not sure which model. My brother had a Leupold but after a while it completely went crazy. To range something you had to put your hand over the end really fast to see the read out, or else you couldn't see any numbers.
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2019, 07:11:55 PM »
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2019, 10:16:04 PM »
What color is the display on the sig?

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 05:31:57 AM »
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2023, 12:21:59 PM »
Iím in the market for a new rangefinder. Thought I would revive old thread. Looking at Leica and Sig

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2023, 12:27:28 PM »
The Sig rangefinders are great.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2023, 12:36:39 PM »
I would go with Sig if you want a great range finder - Leica is a great option for range finder /bino combo. I have both - I use the Leica combo for rifle hunting and the Sig 2000 for archery as the combo is not a good set up for bow hunting
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2023, 10:55:35 AM »
I love my Sig kilo2200. I had some trouble ranging deer with it in the snow this past season. Had to exactly put the laser on the deer instead of being ok with the ground around the deer. Iím not 100% sure but I think thatís probably common to all range finders.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2023, 11:13:52 AM »
The sig kilos are awesome.  Own two of them and they have been superior over any of the Nikon or Leupolds Iíve owned previously.   

Wish sig still make the 2k without all the ballistics bsÖ.best rangefinder ever. 
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2023, 01:20:41 PM »
+1 for the sig kilo. The lowest range version is a black crosshair though I think. The 1600 I have is red cross hair and Iíve ranged out to 900 with it in sunny conditions.

Big fan of the ballistics system paired with the phone app. You get a readout on the rangefinder with the amount to dial. Can go from spotting something to dialed and ready to shoot very quickly. App is easy to use, very intuitive.

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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2023, 03:26:58 PM »
I have had a Leica LRF 800 for quite a few years. Never skipped a beat and has identified items out to 1200+!
I would rather have range finding binoculars, but that being said I would not hesitate to get the same again.
They seem to be good at specific accurate item targeting. Important when there is a lot of clutter.
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Re: What rangefinder
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2023, 03:47:53 PM »
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