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My rangefinder is not able to pick distance more than 175 yard

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    i have pins for 20 30 40 50 yards premesured and my rangefinder is off on those mesurement by quit a bit



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It needs an alignment.....Dropping and vibration are killers to Pinseekers. For all you players that take the eyepiece cap off.....very bad idea. This is why you see little oily looking or black spots in your display. Sunlight permanently damages the display.

It can be repaired. >time and money needed<

good luck

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Posted on Jul 02, 2009


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What is the difference between Hunting vs Golfing Rangefinders?

If you want to buy a rangefinder then you would have a question at some point. Can you use a rangefinder for both golfing and hunting? Can you save a few bucks buying one rangefinder?
The answer is Yes, you can. You can use a laser rangefinder for both activities if you choose a smart device that has features to serve both golfing and hunting adequately. You just need to know the basic differences between golf and hunting rangefinders and some limitations.
Fast of all you have to know, what is golf rangefinder and hunting rangefinder.
Golf Rangefinder Golf rangefinders seek for the nearest flag stick for the measuring the distance in an open field.
Hunting Rangefinder
The rangefinders always are in "Distant Target Mode" by default to spot wildlife in wooden terrains. This target set automatically ignores close objects that could obstruct your view.

Here I wrote the 3 difference, you should remember that:

1. First Target And Distant Target Modes

Golfers need "First Target Mode" to detect the near objects like flag or pin in an open golf ground. Hunting rangefinders rarely good at detecting close objects. For hunting, "Distant Target Mode" is appropriate to range a target past the wood. Modern rangefinders come with toggling options between both first target and distant target modes, but they are expensive.
2.Quick And Accurate Reading
Golfing rangefinders detect the object quickly, and hunting rangefinders give the accurate reading. It is true that golf rangefinders do not need to be as precise as hunting one. Hunters want to make sure that their prey can be perfectly located.
3. Magnification Strength
You might be aware of the fact that Hunting rangefinders always have more magnification than the Golf Rangefinders. Golfers need the distance of the next hole, which could be maximum 400 yards. For the bow hunters and hunting, 400 yards rangefinders are also appropriate. In case of rifle hunting or long-distance shooting sports, you will be needed maximum 1000 to 1500 yards ranges.

Now you know what the basic differences between the golf and hunting rangefinders are. You can start choosing your suitable one.

Apr 02, 2018 | The Optics

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Which is the best rangefinder for 500-600 yards?

The Ultimate Halo XRT62 7 Rangefinder

The Halo Rangefinder can reach as far as 600 yards if you are going for an insightful target. This rangefinder can reach 600 yards under proper conditions. Usually, deer is measured up to 200-250 yards. Too many distances make it generally harder to get correct measurements.
The Halo XRT62-7 gathers light well during a bright day you are completely set. It does not work better in low-light situations, however, as the display is not provided with artificial light. Practically, the rangefinder has been designed with the needs of shooters and golfers in mind, and in this Halo XRT62-7 Rangefinder review, you will know how this product has been helping your fellow golfers and hunters.
The scan mode and 6x magnification which allows for constant ranging. While you are involved on the golf course or in the woods hunting, Halo XRT62 has the rangefinder for you. The XRT62 equipped with a CR2 battery also with a useful protective case, class IIIA laser; 5mW or less.
This rangefinder also works nicely for golfing although you might have to try a few times to get a proper measurement. In such a case, the green object might be captured well by this rangefinder for measuring the distance.

Mar 15, 2018 | The Optics

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Which is the best rangefinder for accurate shot?

Sig Kilo 2000 Rangefinder
Sig is famous for its high-quality product, and Sig Sauer 2000 Kilos Rangefinder is no different. This rangefinder is being picked by most of the hunters and shooters for its 1000+ yard range which enables you to have the best hunting experience. But that is not all. The Sig kilo 2000 rangefinder review describes more about it.
The Sig Sauer Rangefinder consists of a Cordoba protective carrying case, a lanyard, battery, a manual for guidance and a box for protection. The size of the rangefinder is possibly same as the size of your palm which is very convenient to use. The specifications of this rangefinder are as follows:
  • Magnification Range: 7x
  • Finish: Matte black w/Rubber
  • Objective: 25mm
  • Eye Relief: 0.59" (15mm)
  • FOV: 34.6' @100 yards
  • Max Range: 3400 yards on Reflective targets1500 yards on trees1200 yards on deers
  • Reticle: Circle with data
  • Battery: CR2

Mar 11, 2018 | The Optics

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Which is the best rangefinder for bow hunting?

Simmons Laser LRF 600 Rangefinder

Treestand bowhunters are known to be the people with particularly discerning preferences when it comes to shooting. If you are one of them, you surely are proud to make an accurate hit at extreme angle.
So, you know how important the difference of a few yards between the true horizontal distance and line of sight distance is when a successful hit is the only thing you want. Well, forget all these subtleties because Simmons Laser Rangefinder LRF 600 is there to help.
Alongside the reticle and battery level indicator, this budget-friendly rangefinder might seem a compromising model due to having no rifle, or bow, or target priority icons. After all, this model is ideal for shooters and hunters.
Important Highlights
  • Accuracy: +/- 1 yard
  • Range: 10-600 yards
  • Monocular Optical System with a fixed focus
  • 4x magnification
  • Liquid crystal display
  • Line of sight measurement
  • Tilt Intelligence (For displaying True Horizontal Distance)

Mar 10, 2018 | The Optics

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Which is the best golf laser range finder?

Bushnell Scout DX Rangefinder is a good one for golf.
It's a fantastic rangefinder.
It offers some amazing feature and specification like...
  • 6x magnification.
  • Range between 5-1000 yards.
  • 3-volt CR2 Battery.
  • Rangefinder Accuracy 5 yards.
The Bushnell Scout DX Rangefinder will help you to pick from 3 different user modes by pressing the Mode button at the left side of the unit. First is the usual mode which can be used for most purposes up to 1000 meters and works well towards the pretty reflective surface.
When turned on, the Scout 1000 Laser Rangefinder liquid crystal display (LCD) will directly display icons like the bow and rifle mode. The bow mode will provide you with true horizontal distances from 5-99yd away, depending on the angle. The rifle mode, however, will permit you to get the angle and drop/holdover of your shot to the target from 100-800yd.

Mar 03, 2018 | The Optics

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Rangefinder is 4+ seasons old - will not lock-in

for this you will need to send the unit into their repair at 8500 marshall drive lenexa ks 66214 4-6 week turnaround and put your name address and telephone number inside the package. if there is a cost they will send an estimate.

Mar 11, 2010 | Bushnell Pinseeker 1500 Rangefinder

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Pinseeker 1500 has trouble picking up flags over 100 yards away

The unit needs an alignment. Vibration and dropping the unit is the number one killer of rangefinders.....After a while of using them, (bouncing around in golf carts, cup holders, dropping them on the cart path, or the ground) small prisms start to move inside and decrease the units effective range.... (only able to hit a target at about 150 yards or less) People that use these type of instruments have to realize that the laser beam is the straightest line in the history of man!!!. Alignment is crucial!!!

Alignment is due. For all you players that think its okay to take off the eyepiece cap.....(bad idea) This is why you see oily looking spots or black spots in the view. Direct sunlight will be magnified and burn the surface of the LCD. Bushnell is good about warranties but, if you take it apart...the warranty is void!!!! So if its 2 years old or less.....(send a copy of the proof of purchase) .send it to them. If you have sunlight burns already...this won't effect the performance of the unit. Wait till something else is wrong.

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Jul 16, 2009 | Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 20-5103...

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Will not pick up the flag over 150 yards.

You need an alignment. The transmitter and receiver are not pointing at the same spot. The farther the distance the bigger the gap between the two. Dropping the rangefinder and vibration are killers to Pinseekers. Bushnell will fix ya.....

Mar 12, 2009 | Bushnell Pinseeker 1500 Rangefinder

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Incorrect distance or Calabrated wrong

Sounds like the unit is reading in meters instead of yards....Hold down the mode button on the side for about 5 seconds. It should switch modes.

Jan 12, 2009 | Bushnell Tour V2 Pinseeker Laser...

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Acurate distance measuring

hold down the mode button for at least 5 seconds and it will change from meters to yards....or vice versa

Sep 17, 2008 | Bushnell Tour V2 Pinseeker Laser...

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