Best long range hunting rangefinder ?

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  1. jimbo_10x

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    I am looking to upgrade my rangefinder ,
    What is the best for the money long range lazer range finder.
     
  2. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    How much money?

    I have a Leica 1600 and the new Nikon Black X4000. The Leica has a smaller beam divergence, but I prefer the Nikon because it ranges farther in all lighting conditions and when hunting in the mountains, I don't necessarily need to make the beam bounce off the animal to get a reading accurate enough to make the shot. On a normal sunny day, I can range non-reflective targets at 2400-2500 yards with the Nikon (pine trees)
     
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  3. jimbo_10x

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    I have always liked the Nikon range finders .
    Was looking at the 3000 earlier , I think it has the ID technology for shooting angles .
    Not sure on the comparison of the two
     
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  4. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    I haven't tried the stabilized Nikon 3K, but I've read about some issues and disappointments with that one not ranging what it claims. I suppose that might not matter to some. The image and laser stabilization would be awesome.

    Pretty much all rangefinders have incline angle compensation tech built into them now. But the Nikon 3K is the only one with image stabilization that I know of.

    Cabelas has the Nikon rangefinders on sale right now
     
  5. jimbo_10x

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    I'm looking hard at the Nikon black 4k
     
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  6. Ledd Slinger

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    For the price, you can't beat the Nikon 4K. Very compact and extremely powerful laser
     
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    I have a Leica 1600, Leica 2700, and a Terrapin. The Terrapin is the best but also cost more than double the 2700. The 2700 is a substantial jump up from the 1600 in speed and in distance it will read. It's pretty common to get readings on animals at half the rated range and that would put a 2700 at 1350yds or further than 99.9% of the people take shots at game. It's more than the Nikon's but the glass is exceptional and has been stated, the beam divergence is small compared to most other cheaper rangefinders. I bought mine from Cabelas when you could get 20% off gift cards from ebay plus Active Junky bucks and it ended up costing me a little over 600.00. Now you cant get Active Junky bucks using gift cards and the 20% off gift cards haven't been on ebay for months. With the current gift cards from Raise it would be about 800.00 for a 2700.
     
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    So far, my Sig 2400 with on board AB ballistics is going strong for 2 yrs. with no issues. This particular model is assembled and tested in Oregon and has a 5 yr warranty. Carried into the field at least once a week year round. Happy with the unit so far.:D:D

    Paul
     
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    Plus 1 for the Sig....
     
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    I haven't really used it a great deal yet but I've had a Sig 2200 for about a year now and it seems to be working pretty well.
     
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    Add one more for the Sig 2400 AB.
     
  13. 284winner

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    Still using my Sig 2000 for most hunts. It's as good for hunts as any other I've used
     
  14. Capt. Oblivious

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    Leica 2400 or if you want bells and whistles the Leica 2700
     
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    +++++ for the Nikon 4k

    BW
     
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    Steiner Military M830r range finding binoculars. Reliable, excellent glass, cut through fog, rain, and snow like no other anywhere near their price range. Heritage lifetime warranty. Military grade laser and extremely durably built. Ranging performance in all conditions is excellent. Very happy with mine. Used side-by-side with friends and their Sig 2000/2200/2400 make the Sigs seem like toys.
     
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    Swarovski 8x30 you can pick up pretty reasonable and work great
     
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    As my ranges increased, I went from a Leica 1200 to a 1600 to a Terrapin, and finally a 2000, with the idea of selling the 2000 if it worked. I was somewhat disappointed it in at extended ranges , so kept the terrapin,

    When the 2700 came out, I bought one, and was impressed enough that I sold my Terrapin. Certainly not saying it's in the same league as the Terrapin, but for my uses, it tops anything else out there w/o stepping up to the Terrapin. If Leica would have come out with the 2400 at the time, I might have gone there, as I don't use the 2700 as anything but a rangefinder.
     
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    Does it have a ballistic program? Meaning give me the MOA to dial.
     
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    I liek the the range finders in the scopes
     

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