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Halo Range Finder Assistance Needed
A year ago I bought a Halo XRT6 rangefinder, worked fine, but now does not work properly,,,,,, It has been well taken care of, and I have tried 3 different brands new batteries,,,,,, What occurs is, an icon shows up in the lower left corner, which is a "lightning bolt",,,,,,, I have no idea what that means,,,,,,,
It was made by Wild Game Innovations out of Texas, so I called them,,,, they said they did not know, that the warranty has expired, but they would send me a PDF.... The PDF was of the same instruction book I have with it, but no explanation on that icon?
Does anyone know what the icon means? It turns on, I go to yardage, and when I push the button for distance, I just get the icon.......... Could it have shortened out or something like that?
anyone who has ideas, it would be appreciated..................
Note : I just need a simple rangefinder for bow hunting. I am looking at a Nikon, because they are under 200 and their warranty is simply, they will replace it at any time, if it does not work,,,,,,,,,, I am done with 1 year warranties
You might check Vortex, I'm not sure of the cost but I hear good things about them. They also have great customer service. You should do some research before investing in the Nikon range finders.
I've not handled a vortex but have heard good things. Another to look at is Sig Kilos, they have a few shorter range models that will fit your bill w/ no fault lifetime warranty too.
Vortex just came out with a more inexpensive 850 model-that includes the lifetime warranty
Since Vortex has nothing to do with your question, I'll try to be more helpful. I have no idea what the lightning bolt means. I cannot get one to come on i my Halo. My initial thought would be a poor battery connection but that is just a guess. Could you have dropped it or gotten it wet? Since you have tried new batteries, you can eliminate that. Therefore, I feel it is in the connection. Try cleaning the terminals with perhaps alcohol and a soft cloth. Another idea, completely off the wall is, it is saying low light conditions. I have a camera that shows that symbol when a flash is needed. Bottom line...I have no idea but at least I didn't tell you to buy a Vortex. I have a Halo and it works perfectly but cannot make a lightning bolt appear.
I believe thats a symbol for lazer it uses to get range with. I bought a halo and it messed up on me after a rainy hunt. I put it aside and bought a bushnell. Tried it agian with new battery and it worked fine. I believe they have moisture issues. Also make sure lazer lens is very clean.
thanks,,,,, no it never got wet, but will check the lens
"It was made by Wild Game Innovations out of Texas, so I called them,,,, they said they did not know"...a reply like that from a manufacturer should be enough to justify other posters offering advice on other brands. I don't see where anyone told him to buy a Vortex, they were simply offering valid suggestions for other range finders since another brand was being considered.
BTW, I have a Vortex and a Bushnell (old one without angle comp) and both work very well.
LOL- Another helpful post. :)
well at the end of his post he said he was looking for another rangefinder...