View Full Version : Best budget range finder

March 17, 2013, 02:13 PM
I'm lookin for a good range finder but I don't know much about them. I don't want to spend a bunch of money on unnecessary features. What features are good to have? I don't have an exact budget but I'd rather not overspend on unnecessary stuff. I will be mostly going out to 250 yds. But I want to learn to shoot at 600.

Dan Newberry
March 17, 2013, 10:50 PM
From what I've seen... (and we see a lot of 'em at the long range school)...

The Bushnell 1600 "Pinseeker" kicks butt. For under 200 dollars on ebay, I'm pretty amazed at how well they do.

Glass isn't even that bad... and it shows angle of sight, right in the display.

I've seen them get reading well beyond 1200 yards, reliably. I don't know how close to 1600 they'll get... but heck, for the money, they're cheaper than any 1200 yard rangefinder I've seen.

And they use standard 9 volt batteries.


March 23, 2013, 12:15 PM

March 23, 2013, 01:32 PM
The new "Shooting Times" magazine has an article on rangefinders and their ratings.... some pretty pricy ones listed but the one I'm looking at is the Leupold 800xi withTBR and DNA.

March 23, 2013, 08:14 PM
The Vortex Ranger 1000 is pretty good too. Run about $350 or so. Gives you line of sight distance as well as actual shooting distance, compensates for shooting angle. The reading is red which can be easier to see in low light...compared to the black reading that most rangefinders have