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Re: Rangefinders...
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2019, 10:43:22 PM »
I bought a ATN 1000 when I bought my night sight , it interfaces with my SightII and also interfaces with a phone app that if you put in the ballistics it will tell you how many clicks up or down and if you give the wind the wordage .   ##$%#1118
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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2019, 08:36:29 AM »
Sundowner - Have been studying ATN and Sig-Sauer and other optics for years now and no doubt that the technology is there for the long range shooter. That is the hottest growing market in the Shooting Industry. Heck a 1000 yard shot, almost everybody can do it today...with the Rifle, Optic and Ballistic improvements over the past 5 or so years, it is amazing what one can accomplished. If, and that would be a big if, If I lived in Denver and hunted out west, then this topic would be far different than it is today...I would be posting some Dutch like targets (although not as good) but would be posting some 1000 yard targets in my TH post....and we would be talking about the technology that is out there on the market today ....

What I tried to do last year was to find the best for the money binoculars for $200 and under....and was fortunate to find some $400 binoculars that were on sale for $199.99 and even found a pair of Zeiss Tera from Underamour delivery to my house for $172..so there are deals out there also found a pair of $400 pair of Leupold BX-3 delivered to my door for ~$207....now own 17 pairs of binoculars that will use only 4 or 5 pair of the 17 pair that I own....but at the time, they were better than the ones before them and before that pair and that one....

What I am trying to do for the RF is to find the best one for the money....sure it may not be waterproof or have the range inclination built in but for 200 yards and in (which is most shots) GA and the Southern States, your shot will not be that long, 200 yards in the woods is a long way, only lanes and clear cuts you might have a 200 or longer shot but those deer are on the move. It has been our experience with our land being clear cut that the deer will walk briskly across an opening...and if burned you have to worried about the twigs and small trees standing.....

The WoSports is my 7th rangefinder (still own 6 of them) that I have purchased...for $80 bucks....also own a Leica 900 that at the time it was new paid $500 for it and it was on sale!!! MSRP at the time was $699.99.....I will slow down and next RF that I buy will be either a Nikon or Leupold....
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2019, 01:25:32 PM »
Yes Bo I bought the ATN mainly for my digital scope but the app helps with my other scopes and was only $300 , I also have two Bushnells  . ##$%#1118
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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2019, 05:44:42 AM »
Will be heading down to GA for the weekend and will take down with me the two range finders and compare them out there in the real woods, it will be raining off and on for the most part and see how they do with it raining??

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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2019, 09:56:34 AM »
Now that we are decluttering the house in anticipation of selling it, I found the case for my Leupold RF. Now I have 2 cases since I ordered a replacement case way back when! --099-780
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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2019, 02:55:25 PM »
Guys - I stand corrected, both the Halo 600 and the Wosports do have eye adjustment for us blind folks.....was practicing and messing around with the Halo and one of the younger members said he had been using Halo (he forgot the model) for about 4 or 5 years now (everybody is younger than I am).....but the Halo did have an eyeball adjustment and it had an angle inclinator built-in....

I was focusing on a tree and the WoSports read 167.8 yard and the Halo must round it off and the Halo said it was 168 yards out there.........
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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2019, 03:29:37 PM »
I was searching for ladder stands yesterday and came across a halo 1000 w/ inclinator for $150. that's crazy
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2019, 08:55:09 AM »
Yari - You are right that is crazy good price...where and when did you see it??
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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2019, 10:30:05 AM »
Yari - You are right that is crazy good price...where and when did you see it??

it was this weekend. i don't remember who had that price.

go to amazon.com. i see an 800 yard for $106. they must also have a 1000 for similar price
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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2019, 08:36:52 AM »
Just bought a new cheap rangefinder....made in China of course, but for $120 off of Amazon, thought I would give it a try....

It is Huepar HLR1000 - it has an interesting panel on the side that lets see the angle and distance and true distance....it only has two modes meters and yards...operates with one (supplied) Lithium CR 2 battery. You can view the angle and negative or positive angle from either from the display panel built in the side of it or through the eyepiece. Same information....comes with a so-so case, and the 80 page owner manual tell you the same thing in about 5 different languages...15 pages were in English...

This morning about 3 AM EST I was out in the back yard playing with it. It is not good for that. It has no night time abilities, except that it will take the distance reading so you have to have a flashlight handy to turn it on...LOL...yea right, but it is strictly for day time use only...the external display panel you can turn on of off. It is made for golf, but also made for hunting, never saw the Golf Flag in the display....

Do it go out to 1000 yards? I don't know the farthest I can read with it around the neighborhood is 371.5 yards. I will take it to the range next week and we will see what happens....

Added a third picture of just the external panel display and the information and controls it has...but so far so good....the optics are decent, bright and clear.....


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« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2019, 07:55:45 AM »
This Huepar HLR1000 Rangefinder (RF) is suppose to be for a 1000 Yards (About 914 Meters) and it is Waterproof per IP65 (http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/) and I have not figured out the speed indicator yet, I don't suppose I will clock a mature buck running past me....LOL....
IP65   = Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction. This is according to the chart....

But this morning was outside playing with it and it is very quick as far as the results go, a lot quicker than most of the rangefinders I have. I use the Leica 900 as my benchmark for clarity and distances. I always check and all of them are within one yard of the Leica...so they have figured that out...LOL...

I do like the external panel, think that is a good idea for those of use who wear readers...it is a large panel/display. Also it has a battery indicator in both the internal display and external panel......

All in all after two days of taking readings and getting the "feel" of it, it is quiet simple rangefinder, and it was only a $120. I did see on Amazon where the Sig has a RF out for $130, that should be my next one.....I have three of their rifle scopes and do like their products... 
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« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2019, 11:03:43 AM »
I picked up a new range finder for my ATN digital scope that works with the scope its self , lets me range out to 1000 yards and fits on the scope and bluetooth's with scope , it's really handy at night . 
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« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2019, 09:39:15 PM »
Sun - Have been looking at those ATN Digital Scope and you are right, it looks great for scope goes, when you look through the viewfinder, it reminds me of the Remington 2020 you could buy a few years ago with all info that comes standard in the scope....that is if you have time to. Heck down in GA where I hunt at, one or two seconds is all you got to make that decision and another couple of seconds to shoot...I can't tell you how many deer in the last 5 years that, I have scene and could not get a shot...I hunt were it is very thick and you can see only 75 yards if you are lucky....
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« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2019, 05:34:19 AM »
Have been using this little rangefinder for about a week now, taking it to the range and in the truck, standing on the to test the MPH function. At the range had the HLR1000 along with my reference Leica (which I measure all of those cheap rangefinders I have been getting lately.....The more I use this rangefinder the better I like it...have dropped it on the ground from 3 feet but not dropped it on the new hardwood floors or sprayed water on it yet but will do that as well....One thing about the HLR1000 is that it is a quick readier of distance....I use a small opening in the trees to "shoot" the distance to another house, some of the inexpensive rangefinders will not "shoot" the distance very well, it will require a larger opening, but the little HLR1000 will "shoot" through this small space....this may help you during the bow hunting season....

All in all, think this range finder is worth the investment if you don't have one, maybe you can find it on sale for $99, I'm sure that it will have a price drop in a few years....love the little side external panel that repeats the distance and angle down or up...great for those senior hunters like yours truly....you can bet that this range finder will be in the bag this coming hunting season..... 



 
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« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2019, 07:20:31 PM »
ok so now that I don't work at dicks sporting goods let me tell you halo range finder are junk that is why we sold them so cheaply
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