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Question Cheap Laser Range Finders

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SpeckleD, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. SpeckleD

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    I was looking to get a cheapo hand held laser range finder from a well known auction site, only about £30 does anyone use this kind of thing, what are your opinions? and good?
     
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    Got a link? £30 sounds too cheap, as in it might not be an actual laser range finder rather a cheap golf style one? Well, unless they are that cheap nowadays!

    Just beware that a lot of sellers call the cheap golf range finders 'laser range finders'
     
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    Seems legit. But i'm guessing that will projects a visible red dot laser. So might not be great for hunting as it'll spook your quarry. A hunting range finder projects and invisible (IR?) beam which you aim using the scope.
     
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    looks like it starts at 40m range, what are you going to use for under 40m?
     
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    You'd have to point the red laser onto your target, and then press the ranging button. Not sure how many rabbits will sit there and let you put a bright red dot on their head if it isn't immediately followed by a fast moving bit of lead.

    It would be pretty useless for it's intended job if it didn't read up to 40m.
     
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    Looks like there's options for max distance, ie a max of 40m not min.
     
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    Can't comment on this exact model but the 40 to 100m references the maximum range and depends on light levels as you have to be able to see the laser point.

    My mate's a plasterer and has a more expensive version of this along with a laser level. I tried using them when I was building my workshop and they are next to useless outdoors in the sunshine. Great indoors though.
     
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    This would not be for hunting, I want to use it to range find targets and set up the sidewheel tapes in order to use my scope to range find.
     
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    I use a laser measure outside on site all the time, best thing I ever brought
    cant remember the last time I got my tape measure out

    cant see why that wont do the job in your back garden
     
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    Other than the aforementioned viability of the dot, it should be great for that.
     
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    I paid 67 quid for mine, it's not a known brand though. There is a slightly cheaper range finder that takes AAA batteries. Mine reads out to 600 meters, has a rechargeable battery built in and can be charged via micro-USB. It's coming from China so it will take a while for it to arrive. :/
    I have a Bosch red laser range finder and it's pretty much useless outdoors.
     

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