In the 200-300 dollar range. I have been looking at reviews on other websites and it seems like the Nikon get pretty good reviews. Cabelas has it on sale right now for arounbd 180$ so I am leqaning toward that one.
I have a Nikon and have been very happy with it. From everything I've seen, all the major brands seem to have good products these days, and they will accurately range objects of reasonable size out to the distances they are rated for. One of the deciding factors for me was size. I attach my finder to the same chest harness that my binos are on, as I will often glass an animal of interest and then range it if I need to. Since I've never been able to justify throwing down on a ranging bino, this works well for me. At the time, the Nikon was the smallest, lightest offering in my price range. It has been a good one.
Mark, if they've got a deal for two I'm in. I've also been looking at the same ones as a starter.
I've been hoping lasik eye surgery could install something like that but I'm running out of time.(year after year) :shock:
By one on sale for $180; I assume that you mean that this is for the Prostaff. My father-in-law has these; I would not recommend them. He lent them to me and would not work at all, he has had to send it for repair twice. I bought the monarch 800 on Ebay,new in box with invoice and all for warranty purposes for $240; that is what I would recommend. The Leupolds are very difficult to use from what I read. The Monarch 800 that I use clips on to my bino straps as someone else mentioned and stays in my shirt pocket; works pretty well. Good luck.
I use the Leupold RX-II and it does take some gettin used to. I returned it because it would only read out to about 360 yds. Leupold replaced it due to calibration and the new one is awesome out to 650 yds. I set mine up for bow or gun PRIOR to going afield so I'm not fumbling without the directions. It's no different than getting used to a new gps.
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