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Curious how many use rangefinding.......
.................sights on your bow. I have a friend that has one on his compound and another who has the crossbow version.
I don;t think I'd ever pay that kind of money on a sight, but I know for many price is not an issue. I probably wouldn;t buy one just because I don;t personally like the idea of taking that part (range estimation) out of the hunt.
I don;t want to get into a debate, though. That new pop up add for that Oracle sight just got me wondering how prevalent they are in the woods.
I do it the old fashion way, range trees, logs , whatever and the range finder goes back in the bag. lol... I did shoot one on a friends bow a couple years ago. It was nice but I don't see myself ever forking over the cash for one. my thought was, the moment that monster offered a shot the battery would die!
Give it a few years and the price will drop.
LOL! Same here Buckeye! : )
I use a range finder but won’t use one on my bow as it crosses the line for me
Only two ranges, close enough and too far.
The old fashioned way is estimation by eye, no laser. I use a Leica range finder, and like it a lot. A friend has one of the $1000 ones that attaches to bow, it ranges the target, and sets an optical pin at the appropriate spot. He likes it. I’m not dropping a grand on a sight.
Yeah, I’m not talking about a handheld range finder..............I use one to range objects ahead of time around my stand.
I’m talking about the automatic range finding sights mounted on your compound bow.................
A grand? I won't even drop that much on a bow. I wouldn't use it anyway even if I were given one and I'm pretty sure they are illegal here in Colorado.
That's just another stupid thing to have to think about when shooting.
It's bad enough having to level the sight window and operate a release aid...
Murphy's law can and will raise it's ugly head at the worst possible time. I'm with Buckeye on this one nor will I drop a grand for the sight. However, if it makes you happy, by all means.
Not that everyone will care, but for those that do, using one makes your kill ineligible for P&Y and B&C entry.
I'm with keepemsharp. And the older I get the shorter "close enough" is.
I'm sure that would use a battery? Batteries fail at the wrong times!
“ I do it the old fashion way, range trees, logs , whatever and the range finder goes back in the bag. lol...”
Funny thing is that I shot our course with a guy who had one of the computerized sights, and he wasn’t up for taking any long pokes, even on the big 3Ds like the Elk…
I used to be down to a 1/2 yard with my eye (when done before a deer walked out). Now I misjudge stuff all the time because i have gotten used to my rangefinder.
I don't think I would like the weight of that rangefinder on the bow or the vulnerability I would feel in the event of dropping it or banging it on my stand. But that is an ignorant perspective in that I do not know if they are robust.
ive seen em and played with em. I went back and forth. idt id pull the trigger tho. the do seem robust tho. not sure id throw it off the stand but you get the point.
A long time ago, in pre seasson, before range finders I used to step off the distance to different trees and and spray paint the distance on the trees. It worked for me.