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    Default Range finders

    Im looking to get a rangefinder this year and was curious what people think about them. I was just looking at the bushnell sport 450 but have heard about the ARC and nikon has a version of it. Is the ARC necessary when hunting from a tree stand?

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    I have a Nikon 440 and love it...I don't believe the ARC is needed but, that's just my opinion...


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    well thats good to hear cuz the arc one is 100 bucks more

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowcraze30 View Post
    well thats good to hear cuz the arc one is 100 bucks more
    I picked up my 440 at Dick's on sale for like $160...2-3 yrs ago
    They usually go on sale around now...

    It is definitely worth buying one


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    Do you usually just range objects then remember them or do u range the deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowcraze30 View Post
    Do you usually just range objects then remember them or do u range the deer
    I usally range object around me to establish a 30-40 yard perimeter...


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    Yea, I range the trees, big rocks, easy stuff to remember. Even tho it never seems to help just make a 20-30-40 yard circle around the area.
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    I got a Nikon Riflehunter 550 for 240.00. IT's simple to use and has great optics. It compensates for angles. I hunt from 30 feet up. If I remember right, 20 yards out from my tree base reads 23 yards or so with a regular rangefinder. It's not really enough to worry about with today's fast bows. I just feel better knowing my rangefinder gives accurate horizontal distance regardless of incline or decline. I like to range landmarks at 20 and 30 yards after I'm in the tree to minimize my time on the ground. It will range deer out to 550 yards, and will come in handy when I hunt the power lines this rifle season.

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    I bought a Bushnell Rangefinder from a friend of mine who was going out west for elk. Bought it for $70.00 and is in really good shape. he just wanted one that would give accurate angular readings for being in the mountains...never know maybe one of your buddies has been thinking about getting a new one maybe they want to sell theres
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