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Thread: Laser rangefinders

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    Has anyone played around with these hand held devices, I'm on about the ones used by building contractors etc.
    Basically point it at whatever you need measuring, press the button and read the displayed numbers? Seem pretty cheap - saw one in a Mica last weekend. Also how do they work in full sun, I mean can you still see the laser's dot?

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    i have used one that jason has but it was a proper rangefinder not used for building it worksvery well...

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    Is that the one that mounts onto your scope moose? Any idea how much he paid for it?

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    no it was like a pair of binoculars he told me the price but i cant remember

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    Propper range finders retail from about $199 to x in the states.

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    With a proper laser rangefinder you do not need to see a laser dot as they tend to use a laser that is outside the visible spectrum, you look through the optical side of the device line your intended target up in the reticle and press the button. The range is displayed in the view.

    Used one (Bushnell) out hunting on friday evening got two absolutely perfect head shots on a pair of rabbits at 45 yards shooting out of the passenger side window of my bakkie (using S300 with 6x scope at 11.5ft.lbs).

    Definitely a device worth using for hunting.

    Dale

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    Okay, no go on the builders ranger.
    Anyone had a go with the one the golfers use?

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    got a cheapo golf one............it uses the flag stick to measure the distance. cant use it for hunting really, unless u are after animals that's the same height as the flag.

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    avion, we use them alot in bow hunting, a range finder in bow hunting is like having a rifle sling in airguning.....
    They are pretty expensive.... cant remeber prices off my head, but will price them when i get to work...

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    Sorry double post &|
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Tue Jun 21 2005, 12:35PM ]</span>

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    Looking at the latest catalogue from cabelas and they range from $160 (Home brand) to $800 for a Swarovski.

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    Cheerz Jason - would appreciate that. Again, this is the hand held one?

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    Builders laser range is to short I think, the ones I have seen are max 35m.
    Have you ever lasered a Myhna, they go biserk!

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    Look at the latest Magnum mag there is a write up on a reasonably priced one. Are you sitting down?

    R 8000 up

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    FFS!! I could hire someone to measure it out for me at that price!!
    eina!

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