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Been looking at tethers for my rangefinder, what do you use and why? Which have you used and dislike?
I use the Kuiu rangefinder pouch combined with their tether. Works awesome on my kuiu harness. One handed operation, silent, and secure.
I like the FHF gear range finder pouch and the short tether.
I have it attached to my Kuiu bino harness. I zip tie it to the buckle on the right side of my harness so it doesn't move back and forth
I use the FHF range finder pouch and short tether like Bake but mine is hooked to an AGC bino pounch.
I carry mine in either my T-shirt pocket or a shirt pocket. That way it's always kept warm and dry. To secure it I loop it through a hole in the outer part of either the shirt or T-shirt. My T's are made with a hole just for this.
I used to do it with some Zeiss 10x minis. If I hadn't they would have been in the bottom of the Bering Sea a few dozen times.
I have an FHF pouch but its a snug fit for both my sig kilo and leupold. I can't remember what size I ordered.
Hmm... I like how the kuiu attaches.
Brotsky, what RF do you have in the pouch and how is the fit?
FHF attached to KUIU bino holder
FHF tether to the FHF range finder case which sits on the FHF bino harness. On more than 1 occasion I just drop my range finder in the heat of the battle and shoot like that vs trying to stuff back in the case.
Alaska Guide Creations bino pouch with built in rangefinder pouch on the front with tether. Works great.
A piece of para cord, looped over my neck. Long enough to tuck the range finder in my pocket when not in use, and still handy when needed.
Lots of colors to choose from too :)
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I use a KUIU bino harness with KUIU rangefinder pouch and the short tether. Mine is the older model that attaches to the side of the binos. My Leupold rx-1200i rangefinder fits the pouch perfect.
Cnelk, that would be the easiest, but I feel like I have too much crap on me to run it like that. Badlands bino harness and a backpack. I also don't have a pocket for it, esp sept elk season, though I like the simplicity. A friend of mine runs his the same way. I'm splurge the $0.02 and see if I can make it work for me.
I have been running a elastic cord Cnelk style. It works pretty good. I’m going to try it attached to my bino harness with the curly shoe lace. They are about a buck on eBay.
Ohio, I have a Nikon rangefinder ArrowID 5000 I think is the model. Fits perfect. The pouch will stretch out a little with use. It was a tight fit initially but now it is perfect. The Sig kilo fits perfectly as well and so does the Leica's. Some other archer in my house commandeered the Sig from me so I get the old Nikon I guess. :)
I attached a small diameter “bungee” to my bino harness. One end is permanently attached to the case the other end is attached to a clip that allows the range finder to be disconnected.
I wished either of my RF's had a belt clip. Would fit perfectly on the side of my harness.
Ohio... I attached the clip myself. Bought it online and used double sided tape
Shug, did your RF come with the clip? That seems about the handiest.
Wonder if a guy could find a donor clip and epoxy it on.
I use my tether, that came with my vortex, a retractor I got from Dicks, for 3.00 and inside my Stryka binocular chest case,,,,,,,
Under threat of being accused of self aggrandizement for posting pics on an equipment thread, I’ll stick with selfies, but I think the pictures are beneficial because they show the equipment in use in a real hunting scenario. I use a Range Snap. I think it’s great. My LRF is always over my right nipple so I don’t have to look for it and if I need to crawl or am traveling, I can tuck it under my bino harness so it doesn’t hang.
That is the same set up I run except mine hangs of the Kuiu bino.
Ike you are all set for sundown with the headlamp already on!
As per the rangefinder, mine lives in the shirt pocket of a Cabelas microtex regular or lightweight shirt with the factory tether around my neck. No extra anything. Seems to work fine for me.
This is what I use and really like it! http://www.jaciarchery.com/#2804
I use a loop of cord just large enough to go over my head and it hangs nicely on my chest just above my binos. Less movement to raise and lower than any other method I have seen and inexpensive. If I am really moving, I can tuck it under the strap on my bino harness to keep it from bouncing.
Kurt, that picture was taken a few minutes after first light. The phone camera made it look a lot lighter than it was. I didn't realize I still had my light on my head until I looked at the picture :)
I prefer good old parachute cord thank you
Check out the one from Outdoor Vision (www.outdoorvisiongear.com). They work very well, and less expensive for 2 than KUIU. Also connects right to their rangefinder pouch. (Full disclosure - I am affiliated). PM me and I'll get you a coupon code if interested.
I am with Brad and Matt on this one. I use a yellow para cord for good visibility and just loop it over the head and let it hang about waist high below the arm pit.
I attack a piece of cord to the range finder lanyard with a loop on the end....I run my belt through it and it sits in the right thigh pocket of my pants that I don`t close or button. Basically a thigh pouch.....more worried about losing it then movement.
My buddy has his taped to the head of his quiver.
It needs to be handy and amidst a bino harness and backpack the last thing I think I want is another over the shoulder strap. My preferred options are either in a pouch or pocket with a tether or a retractable tether.
The kuiu’s low profile carabiner is pretty slick, and probably the most secure attachment I’ve seen. I have an fhf but it’s a bit too snug, gonna have to look into size options.
Ohio, I used a piece of very small bungee type draw cord. have a marsupial ygear range finder pouch I use and hang it on the right side of my bono harness. The way the marsupial pouch is made, the buckle feeds through the belt pouch and keeps the range finder in place against the bino harness. I use an outdoor vision bunk harness for reference.
The elastic draw cord weighs nothing. Is only about 6 inches long. And doesn’t get in the way putting the rangefinder back up. Send me your address and I’ll send you a nice sized piece of it too. God Bless bro
Jager Meister badge holder/lanyard I got at a Octoberfest event. Kinda a luck charm for me. Long enough to pull up for viewing, tuck it inside clothing when needed. Also the strong clip lets you take it off if necessary.
does color matter do you guys think?
The Jager girl that gave it to me was wearing orange her friend and colleague was wearing black and orange, why would that matter???
This is the hunter's badge of glory, That he protect and tend his quarry, Hunt with honour, as is due, And through the beast to God is true
This is written in orange and green in the black lanyard so I guess its camo??
Bou, I recently switched from camo to black on the rangefinder itself, my success has been limited so to answer your question.... yes it matters.
Kinda lost track of this thread. Thank you for the offer WV, I’m gonna see if I can make my new Nikon tether work.
10 days until WY results!!