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Advice Best Rangefinder?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ronnieman, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Ronnieman

    Ronnieman Engaging Member

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    Alright chaps,

    I'm after a range finder, but not sure if there are any i should be looking out for, maybe even avoid etc...

    Anyone got one they recommend..

    (I have a sensible budget!)
     
  2. themadspread

    themadspread Donator

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    hawke do a decent one for shooters but if you want a real decent one go to a golf shop and buy a bushnell golf one way better atb andy
     
  3. Ronnieman

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    whats the difference between the basic models and the posh one's?
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Avoid the £15 ones, they work on the height of the flags on golf greens only. There are some cheap solar powered ones on Amazon and Ebay at the moment, they are basically Hawke LRF 600 solars from last year (cost about £160) Bentley is one name being used, for £65 inc p+p.
     
  5. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    about £100 :roflmao:
    but honestly I think you pay more for better quality internals and accuracy you will probably find something like a hawke 400 or 600 more than suitable for your needs
    I think a lot of having the more expensive ones is just showing off (not going to declare what I have :bolt: )
     
  6. Mjirvine

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    Improvements (or at least things you pay more for) include :

    easier visibility in bright or dark conditions,
    longer range (not needed for Airguns obviously),
    features like angle compensation giving the horizontal distance eg. example shooting up into a tree,
    waterproofing/sturdiness,
    brand names,
    size/weight differences.

    make sure you look at the vortex ranger 1000(£270),bushnell scout dx1000(£280) MTC rapier2(£200), then decide if the extra cash on top of a hawke 400(£130) is justifiable.

    Michael
     
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  7. Stokie99

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    hi mate im selling a hawkeye 800m ex con paid £145 ,5 month ago selling for £90 posted or f2f it should be in the sales as soon as it is approved stokie99.
     
  8. Ronnieman

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    Cheers chaps, if its accurate to 60yards thats all I care about! Don't need to be light, as I'm only pointing it for a few seconds, (should make zeroing a doodle too)

    So I guess cheaper is fine by me.

    Stokie99 Pm'd you mate.
     
  9. andy46

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    id be lost without my hawke LRF 400,cost me £80
     
  10. Honest Bob

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    I purchased a Hawk 400 not long ago, cannot fault it, and it makes a great spotting scope, at 6X mag, good and clear optics, dont bother with the binoculars any more. Atb. Bob.
     
  11. Steve K

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    Hawke LRF 400 is more than adequate for air rifle ranges but if you want to push the boat out, the Hawke LRF 600 is a nice bit of kit but, even better still with low light function is the MTC Rapier ;)
     
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    I use a hawke lrf600 pro and cant fault it.

    atb James
     
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    I'm another who uses the Hawke LRF 400 and it does a good job. I've used it in low light too with some success.

    cheers
    Tim
     
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    I think it's about time someone made a lower power range finder for airgunners with a max range of say 80 yards. They'd sell bucket loads.
    Although I find the side parallax on my nighteaters to be a fairly good estimate.
     
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    I bought the bresser 800m lr 6x off my mate it was brand new for £40 cause his his wife bought him it and he said im not using that s***:eek: 5 years guarantee. For something i use less than 30 seconds a trip i tested it with a tape upto 60 yards and its bang on dont need more than that for air guns
     
  16. terry1001

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    I've got a cheap(ish) one from ebay and it works quite well, I haven't compared it with others for accuracy mainly because I can't be bothered. I use it a fair bit as a monocular and it gives a good clear 8x picture which is useful for spotting and identifying potential targets without the need to point a rifle at them.
    The main drawback with mine, and of course most others, is that there is no backlight for the display so it can't be read once the light has gone - the rangefinder still works of course and you may be able to just about see the target but won't be able to read the display. If I can work out how to take it apart without destroying it I will add a led backlight.
     
  17. Stevie Darling

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    same same, the 400 is perfect for the job:)
     
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    Tasco from jsramsbottom, had 2 hawke lrf 600's, one was completely faulty from opening the box, the other Stopped working after a month or so with hardly any use and always in case kept safe etc .... Had the tasco for probs 18months with no issues and it reads further distances for less money....
     
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    Could they used with an "add on" night vision setup?
    Not handy in low light, but should allow night use.
     

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