Best bang for your buck LRF Binos

satchamo

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I’m just starting this search after drawing a late rifle tag in AZ. I’m mostly a bowhunter so when hunting the Midwest, I’ll run a separate rangefinder/bino so I’m not looking to spend swaro el money but also don’t want a piece of junk….

Let’s say a guy has $1000 to spend…. What’s the best 10x42 lrf option right now for the $$?
 

Ben RT

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I’m just starting this search after drawing a late rifle tag in AZ. I’m mostly a bowhunter so when hunting the Midwest, I’ll run a separate rangefinder/bino so I’m not looking to spend swaro el money but also don’t want a piece of junk….

Let’s say a guy has $1000 to spend…. What’s the best 10x42 lrf option right now for the $$?
You might look in the classifieds as I believe someone is selling some Leica 10x42 HDBs for just over $1k right now. Not sure if you're wanting bluetooth though.


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You can usually find a used pair of votex furry 5000 for around $1k or maybe a little below. Has applied ballistics you can sync with your ballistic data, ranges then waits a second or so then spits out your dial.
 

Kurts86

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I’m just starting this search after drawing a late rifle tag in AZ. I’m mostly a bowhunter so when hunting the Midwest, I’ll run a separate rangefinder/bino so I’m not looking to spend swaro el money but also don’t want a piece of junk….

Let’s say a guy has $1000 to spend…. What’s the best 10x42 lrf option right now for the $$?
If you have an AZ late rifle tag I’d prioritize 15x56 binoculars over lower end range finding binoculars.
 
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If you have an AZ late rifle tag I’d prioritize 15x56 binoculars over lower end range finding binoculars.

Already have a spotter and tripod setup plus binos. Feel pretty comfortable with that.
 

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Best RF's are Sig 3k or Vortex Fury 5k's in that price range. If between those two I'd recommend the Vortex because I think the glass was better (and Sig warranty is only 5 years).

Neither comes very close to european glass quality though. So if a ballistic readout is not a requirement of yours, and you are ok with "2nd best" rangefinding, a used set of leica HD-Rs will have much better glass than the chinese stuff
 
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Best RF's are Sig 3k or Vortex Fury 5k's in that price range. If between those two I'd recommend the Vortex because I think the glass was better (and Sig warranty is only 5 years).

Neither comes very close to european glass quality though. So if a ballistic readout is not a requirement of yours, and you are ok with "2nd best" rangefinding, a used set of leica HD-Rs will have much better glass than the chinese stuff

Yeah I should have prefaced I DO want ballistic readout.
 

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Yeah I should have prefaced I DO want ballistic readout.
Then I'm not sure anything beats the Fury 5k's with your budget. I have no durability report on them, as my only experience with them is a borrowed set, but I would look there before getting another Sig 3k or 6k
 
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If you want ballistics, The Fury AB is a no brainer in this price range. Sig's CS and warranty is a joke. Not only is it 5 years, it's 5 years from date of manufacture, not date of purchase.
 
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