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range finder

I had recently bought a rangefinder from Gander Mountain for a $120.00. I thought it was going to be a good one because it was Bushnell. But i was wrong. Sometimes it works and sometimes it dosnt.

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I will tell you that I have

I will tell you that I have an older rangefinder from Bushnell and for the most part it works OK.  One thing I did notice this antelope archery season was.  It will not pick up a black cow at 25 yards.  We have a herd of cattle come into the water hole so I thought it be perfect time to get some ranges from around the water hole.  I could pick up all other color cows except the black ones.  My buddy was using a new Luepold and he picked them all up just fine.  It got me thikning if I was on a moose hunt or bear hunt would I have been able to pick them up if I needed nto range them.  So I beleive before archery season next year I will have a new rangefinder of some sort.

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Goose:  Instead of trying the

Goose:  Instead of trying the range finder right on that black cow how about ranging just under it or off to one side or the other.  That way you may not need to buy a new one.  That is unless you really need an good excuse to buy one of the newer one. 

By the way I hope that your wife isn't reading this reply. 

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Which one did you go with,

Which one did you go with, the yardage pro???  I have heard they are pretty decent for the money.  Should be good for up that way.

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I think mine is a yardage pro

I think mine is a yardage pro and it works fine for me.  Sometimes i think I need a new one, but I don't so I keep it.  The range finder is one tool I would not like to be without.  Some guys I hunt with don't carry one, but whether rifle or bow I always have mine.  I like to know how far it is.  I am not sure if i could have made the shot on my mountain goat without it.  Too many variables involved without having to guess about the distance.

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