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flintforever
09-14-2008, 05:44 PM
I been interested in getting a range finder (laser)
I had one a few years back but I found it was hard to read the distance if clutter was in the way of game.I think it was a Bushnell 400 look more like a set of binoculars
I see Bushnell has the smaller unit the 450 sport any pro or cons on the unit?
I am looking more on the line of bow hunting compared to reading long yardage

flintforever
09-14-2008, 05:47 PM
Plus the 450 is only 4 power and his does not have the bush feature which will pick up the farthest object if branches are in the way,
will it give me problems measuring close yardage?

Aim4gold
09-14-2008, 06:09 PM
I am using a Bushnell Compact 800 - very happy with it.

bfisher
09-14-2008, 07:02 PM
Sorry I can't add anything very useful. I used to have a Bushnell 400, too, and finally figured out that for my normal hardwoods deer hunting the best range finder I could carry were right in the front of my head.

dbd870
09-15-2008, 03:40 AM
I have a 450. I range the areas I hunt ahead of time and don't take one with me up the tree - it works fine for that as I can move a little and get a clear line to my target. I wouldn't buy the model of rangerfinder in my head!

bfisher
09-15-2008, 08:48 PM
I have a 450. I range the areas I hunt ahead of time and don't take one with me up the tree - it works fine for that as I can move a little and get a clear line to my target. I wouldn't buy the model of rangerfinder in my head!


Why? What's wrong with the one in your head? The batteres run low or what?

flintforever
09-15-2008, 10:05 PM
I just pick up a 2 yeard old unit for 80.00 bucks sport 450 bushnell
I think it will be more then enought for bow hunting
I also would like to use it when hunting with my flinter using iron sight

dbd870
09-16-2008, 05:44 AM
Why? What's wrong with the one in your head? The batteres run low or what?

:D I think there is a calibration problem!?

Aim4gold
09-16-2008, 05:53 AM
Here is a Cabelas site that compares the ones they sell
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AZDesertRat
09-18-2008, 01:11 PM
I really like my Nikon 440. They have now replaced it with the 500 model but I like the older 440 better since it is 8x and the new one is only 6x. I tried everything it the same price range when I bought mine and the Nikon seemed to have the best optics with the added benefit of 1/2 yard resolution if that means anything to you.

MOUNTIE1
09-18-2008, 02:02 PM
I use a LTI TRU PULSE 200. This is a little more of a high end laser but fortunately it is the one I use at work so it did not cost me anything. Accuracy is +/- 1". It is really good in thicker cover and will actually give inclination. You can check tree/treestand heights and a host of other features.