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    flintforever
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    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

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    flintforever
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    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?

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    I am using a Bushnell Compact 800 - very happy with it.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbd870 View Post
    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?

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    flintforever
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Why? What's wrong with the one in your head? The batteres run low or what?
    I think there is a calibration problem!?

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    Here is a Cabelas site that compares the ones they sell
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...der&hasJS=true

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    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.

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