Im with you on this rozman those range finders are expensive,and i also dont shoot past 30 yrds,i also pace off the distances and use markers in my kill zones.never wanted to spend 300+ for a gadget i would probably drop from my stand anyway and break.I also dont shoot more than a 100 yrds for gun hunts so i feel my scope thats sighted in for that distance will do the job.But to each his own .i can see where out west they could come in handy
I paid $200 for my Nikon and other than the binoculars it is the most used tool I have in the bag. It really comes in handy during Muzzle loader season where the difference between 100 and 130 yards through the trees is a shoot / don't shoot decision.
the range finder is a real help when you get in a stand you havent been on in a while...the further you range out the more accurate it will be ,less of an angle...range a tree at eye level,,,then range the base of the tree,,
Do the Math. Personally I hang my stands at 15 ft. so the math for that to find the straight line distance rather than the horizontal distance is done with the pythagorean theorem. At 20 yards the straight line distance is roughly 1 yard different, at 30 yards it would be around 2 feet different, and at 40 yards roughly 1 foot. I'm not saying that you don't have to practice out of an elevated position, just stop using the compensated distance as an excuse for missing a deer.
height of trees stands has many variables i.e. cover,type of terrain,visibility,there is no perfect height.however i no many amateur archers who go up 25ft,shoot their bow 3 days before season and wonder why they wound deer.height is great if needed but the higher you go the smaller the vitals get.
Hey John, I just threw a few bucks your way. It's on my mom's (Lorna Heisie) credit card, that's why you won't rizngoece the name. It's not much, but hopefully it helps! Thanks for all the thrills, Mr. K!Josh Heisie
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