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    Who uses range finders and why?

    As stated, who uses range finders and why. This only applies to stalking, as I understand the long range crowd test wind and range.

    whats more, do you use bino/rangefinder or a separate unit.

    It doesn't matter if you only shoot in Scotland or the deep South, red, roe, munty or fallow .. I hunt the lot and have gun, do travel.

    Thanks



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  2. #2
    Why address this to deer stalkers only

    Neil.

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    I use my stand alone rangefinder for the following:

    ~ to measure 100 yards and out to 200 yards for rifle zero check and when testing home loads.
    ~ to check distances on my permissions so I know exactly the yardage to certain points.


    ATB 243 Stalker

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    I use a rangefinder, especially if I am sat in a high seat in an unfamiliar area waiting for the deer to appear. I find it reassuring to have some knowledge of how far away the deer are if a shot becomes possible.

    atb Tim

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    I use range finding binos on new ground and generally for morning stalks
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    its also useful to range find a reference such as a tree, nearby where a deer has dropped in long cover, then when your looking for it and struggling, you can range back to where you were stood and make sure your roughly in the right place..

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    +1 also some real high long rides can play tricks with the old eyes use a small 1000 yrd burris pro ,nowt better than to ping around the high seat for quick ref when in low light.


    Quote Originally Posted by 243 Stalker View Post
    I use my stand alone rangefinder for the following:

    ~ to measure 100 yards and out to 200 yards for rifle zero check and when testing home loads.
    ~ to check distances on my permissions so I know exactly the yardage to certain points.


    ATB 243 Stalker

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfisherman View Post
    its also useful to range find a reference such as a tree, nearby where a deer has dropped in long cover, then when your looking for it and struggling, you can range back to where you were stood and make sure your roughly in the right place..
    + 1 very good for this if needed regards pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    Why address this to deer stalkers only

    Neil.
    I didnt, I said deer stalking, as it is where I would use said item.



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    Ok great, some good feedback there.
    To add, do you use them with your scope that has either some sort of graduation or dial in turrets. Personally I like a clear reticule. I note that some brands have ballistics programs so show you the appropriate hold over.
    I don't home load.



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