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Range finder does not register distance 99.9% of the time

I have tried every possible combination settings: Ie. last attempt Bow -- C -- Last Target -- YDS -- LOS -- Temp -- F I get my incline but no reading. Once in awhile it will work. My Bushnell works every time...

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  • joe p Dec 28, 2007

    does not register distance 99.9% of the time

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    tried all entry and still git range distance about 1 in 5 trys and then it is only distances of 20 to 60 yards

  • mikeose Aug 31, 2008

    Bow-B-LASTTGT-yds-f, will read degree of angle but reads actual yardage to target --- not angle compensated.

  • hwy2bill Oct 13, 2008

    My >150 is not showing and still no range

  • BC Hunter Dec 14, 2008

    I used to get readings by clearing fields, holding power and mode for >1 sec but now I get no readings on any settings. Very frustrating product given the amount I paid for it.

  • rhinomax1 Dec 25, 2008

    My RX-II worked great for a while, that is after I sent the first one back because it did not work at all. Anyway, It would range anything no matter how small but now only large and short range, under 60 yards. Please help.

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I had the same problem, rangefinder would work only sometimes and only at short distances. Called customer support and was ready to send it in. Tech guy told me to turn off "First Target" ( or "last target") and turn on"LOS" (line of sight). Range finder now works perfectly at all distances. Apparently the first target feature doesnt work properly.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • jtrahan3 Dec 17, 2010

    I have been having trouble with distance since I bought this thing 2 years ago. Sometimes (1-5% of the time) it would give me distance, and other times nothing. I thought I was doing something wrong. I turned off the "First Target" and turned on LOS as instructed. That did it !
    I paid too much for the unit to just toss it asside and buy another. Very glad I went to this site.

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I had the same problem and I just solved it!
On mine the greater than 150 symbol was showing and it wouldnt shut off, so on this site there is a solution, scroll around til the greater than 150 is flashing then hit the power butyton twice this will turn it off.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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