scope with rangefinder

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by TRX, Jun 26, 2016.

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  1. TRX

    TRX Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Since I stink at estimating range and I shoot a .45-70, I'm looking for a rangefinder. I've been wanting a scope with a built-in rangefinder since the 1980s...

    When I do a web search all I get is Burris' "Eliminator III", which does a whole bunch of stuff I have no interest in. For all I know it can play YouTube videos on its builtin wifi. And they want $1559 for it. That's more than my rifle is worth. Heck, it's more than my truck is worth...

    All I want is a modest scope that just says "75" or "200" somewhere in the field of view when I put the crosshairs on something.

    If nothing else, does someone make a *little* rangefinder I could put on a rail beside the scope?
  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2004
    scope with rangefinder is nice, but something like a sig kilo is way nicer for the money. awful lot of times you want to know how far away something is before you point a gun at it.
  3. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    May 26, 2007
    I wouldn't try to use a scope with range finder. Buy a dedicated range finder. I use this.

    You can measure the distance to various landmarks BEFORE you see game. When they appear you already know approximate range. If the game is so close you can't use the range finder, they are close enough that you don't need it.

    I really like a scope with dots, even on a rifle like the 45-70.

    They are designed to be zeroed at 100 yards and the dots pretty darn close at 200 and 300 with most modern rifles. With your 45-70 you'll just have to go to the range and see where they impact. I'd still zero at 100. I'm betting the 1st dot would be pretty close at 150 and the 2nd at 200. But you'd just have to shoot it and see.
  4. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    For your 45-70 your not going to need a very expensive range finder, how far are you intending to shoot?

    For range finding scopes there are some options IF you know the size of something down range. I have one of these and like it They don't make one for 45-70 though.
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