Scope with built in rangefinder

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Scope with built in rangefinder

#1 Post by daisygordoninc » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Have any of you found a scope with a built in rangefinder that you are happy with.
I know they are pretty spendy, but there have been times I would have liked to
have had one. This past hunt for moose up in Caribou District I saw a really large
bull with very large antlers but thought it was just out of range. I watched it for
20 minutes as it stood motionless behind a cow about 20 yards in front of it. He was
obviously following the cow and I believed as the cow followed the edge of the tree
line she would bring him closer to me. I was very much in the open and was afraid
of trying to stock him, because I would be seen and would be busted. I guessed it
to be about 350-400 yards where it stood but would like to have had a more accurate
estimate. I have tried range finders, 2 different ones and have had very little success
with them. I think usually I am not able to stand and hold still enough to get consistent
measurements. I've played with them around the house here and usually they give or three
different readings. Maybe I have not paid enough to get a good one. Someone must have
some ideas about this, or experience with it.

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Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

#2 Post by BlaineG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:54 pm

I had a set of medium priced Bushnells and if there were no trees or bushs between me and what I was ranging, they worked just fine. In the woods I'd get false readings on trees and such. Also, the glass was fuzzy and the light gathering was poor. Honestly? I think a set of cheap Golf Rangers that you merge the two figures would work just as well.
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Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

#3 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:27 am

Never had trouble getting good reading with a range finder if I was ranging a solid object like game or a tree, rock, etc. But if I ranged a grassy hillside they were not always very accurate. Seems they need something solid to aim at for good readings.
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Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

#4 Post by cobrad » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:41 pm

Howdy folks, first post here.
I've had good results with good rangefinders, Leica and BR7 mostly. I had a couple cheap ones and they weren't worth bringing home.
A friend has the Burris Eliminator scope. After we got it all calibrated he ranged a target I had set at 750 yards and took a shot. He hit the bull, which was tennis ball size. Later when we were out shooting marmots he used the scope to range one at around 550 yards and made a one shot kill. He's been out rock shooting with it and is quite satisfied.

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Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

#5 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:01 pm

No rangefinder, but I've liked the 'ranging reticles' offered by Redfield, Burris, and others.
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Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

#6 Post by crs » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:33 pm

+1 on range finder reticles as on Redfield scopes. Simple and fast - if not OK, probably should stalk closer.
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Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

#7 Post by hfcable » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:43 pm

the burris eliminator works really well— first round hits way out there are quite achievable

i have one on a 308 DPMS AR type rifle but i am looking for a suitable scope base for my 308 Finnwolf lever gun and am going to switch it to it and try it for caribou next fall

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