Opinions wanted from those who have used or know about the Simmons Lasermag 800 Rangefinder. I can't afford a Leica Geovid, and wonder if the Simmons is equivalent, etc. vs. the Bushnell, Tasco, or Weaver. Have only seen magazine articles on Geovid and Bushnell.
Thanks for your input. BTW, the price of the Simmons, thru Midway dealer catalog, is just $200. (If they don't have any left if/when I call to order, I bet I know why...)
one shot, one Bill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Livermore, CA USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 15:40:55 (EST)
Bill - Rangefinders: I have a Bushnell 800 and several of my friends have the Tasco version. The Bushnell "seems" to be a bit easier to get a range on low reflectivity targets in bright sunlight and it has a red "nightlight" feature that makes the display readable in low light conditions. The Tasco and Simmons don't have the nightlight. The Bushnell is more expensive, but its really a personal choice as to whether it's worth the extra $$$. I prefer mine, but then I bought it before the Tasco and Simmons were widely available. I have ranged up to 970 meters with my Bushnell and 761 yards with a friends Tasco; however, both targets were fairly reflective and weren't in direct sunlight.
Mike O'Brien <BOPM@aol.com>
Evansville, WY USA - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 23:05:53 (EST)
Has anyone had any experience with the new Weaver 850yd range finder?? If so how does it compare to the Bushnell 800?? Any info would be appreciated.
USA - Friday, November 13, 1998 at 13:21:33 (EST)
USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 13:44:34 (EST)
-Bushnell Rangefinder 400 - Piece of junk after 350 yards.Tryed ranging
cows (big damn cows). Did good up to 350. After that it said that the cows
were not good target quality. Get what you pay for I guess.
Hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving.
USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 22:17:27 (EST)
USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 16:52:15 (EST)
I just got my Bushnell 800 and zapped a couple of targets real quick
in the twilight to make sure it works. Man, does it work! I ranged a house
at 706 yards, so I imagine I can get honest 800 yard readings, given the
right circumstances. The kicker is, I paid $339.95 plus shipping ($11.95
for priority) from Cabela's net page. The catalogue lists them at $399,
and the local gun shop sells them for $450!!! I called to double check
the price, and the phone girl said that Cabela's runs some internet specials
like that sometimes, SO, I figured the 800 is plenty good enough for me
at that price. There is another rangefinder on the civilian market that
ranges out to 2 k, but the thing costs $1,500! I think I'll be real happy
with the 800.
PA USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 20:29:38 (EST)
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