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09-01-2011, 02:24 PM
Anyone using one? What brand(s) should I look at? thanks for the help in advance.

09-01-2011, 05:29 PM
i have the side winder evo so far this season it seems to work good

09-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Here is one that looks pretty nice on Camofire. Great deal too. Even though the initial offering is over, I've found that you can call or email them and they almost always have leftovers to sell. Just thought I'd throw it out there. Been thinking about getting one also.


09-01-2011, 06:58 PM
I use a leupold LRF. I also use a set of Leupold Binos. I took the nicer neck strap that came with the Binos and put it on the LRF. Its longer too. My LRF case sits nicely on the webbelt of my pack, and I put the neck strap trough the brisket buckle on my pack to secure it if it comes out of the case, as well as for a secure release of it for faster shots when needed.

No extra piece of equipment needed, just used the equipment I already use and made it work very well.

09-01-2011, 09:55 PM
I just got the g5 "cinch". It seems ok... Kinda bulky, my rangefinder falls out at a fast walk / slow jog. Not sure if I'll use it or not. I really like the idea of having a range finder on a retractable tether, just can't seem to find exactly what I"m looking for.

Rob P
09-01-2011, 11:01 PM
I don't use an aftermarket tether. I will loop rangefinder lanyard around my backpack shoulder strap and use the case it came with. Maybe a little more cumbersome, but I feel safer with it that way. If i ever get my hands on one of those aftermarket jobs I may change my mind.

09-02-2011, 08:25 AM
I use the exact tether on Camo Fire that Bigsurarcher showed. I then got an Ipod arm band, ran it through the buckle and strap it to my arm, that way when I am getting ready to draw, I can slip it off my arm, hit my range and let the silent tether pull it back out of the way.

09-03-2011, 11:29 PM
great tips and suggestions guys. thanks for the help.

09-07-2011, 10:43 AM
I bought the Nikon one that retracts into the belt clip...
I don't like it, because it makes to much noise......

09-07-2011, 12:12 PM
I have the S4 I'm not crazy about it, lost my rangefinder once when the belt loop lock released as I was crawling. It's kind of bulky and cumbersome. They made a case specifically for my rx-1000, but the openings were in all the wrong places and I had to end up cutting it up to make it work anyways. Paracord and the factory case is what I'm going to use from this point on I beleive.

OR Archer
09-07-2011, 01:39 PM
Ive used one from Cherryhill Products for a few years and it has worked well for me. It has its flaws but for the most part Ive been happy with it.


09-14-2011, 08:35 AM
I just use my Crooked Horn Outfitters Bino-harness and loop the lanyard from my Nikon Monarch 800 around the bottom of it and keep the rangefinder in my front pants pocket or the pocket of my sweatshirt or jacket:o

09-24-2011, 11:08 PM
Try the range snap I made one similar and love it the best out there

02-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Simple answer to this. Go to the fly fishing department of any decent sized outdoor store, like Sportsman's, and buy a heavy duty retractor for holding trout nets. The one to get is the one with a threaded pin on it, not the clip-on version. You poke the sharp pin thru your Bino shoulder strap and fix it with the screw on plate, making it semi-permanent. Put it on your bow-holding hand side. You can put the rangefinder tether around your neck as insurance to not lose that $250 rangefinder!
When you are in an emerging shooting scenario, your draw hand goes up to the rangefinder on your shoulder, you range and drop the rangefinder. The retractable tether is strong enough to retract it out of the way as you go to full draw. With practice, you can range and shoot in 5-6 seconds. This system has worked flawlessly for me the last 7-8 years. If you're running and don't want it to flop around, simply unsnap it from the tether and put it in your pocket. You use the snap that comes with the tether for this.
This system goes for under $15.00. Hope someone tries it and likes it.

04-04-2012, 10:52 PM
+2 for the RangeSnap!((( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlqo2ZO7jhE))) Keeps your rangefinder at shoulder level (minimal movement); very convenient (no long tether) and out of the way until needed; bought mine several years ago ...

Doe Nob
04-05-2012, 08:48 AM
I have a sidewinder I got for christmas two years ago and have never used it. Where in the heck do you attach the thing? I can't seem to find a comfortable place to put it.

04-05-2012, 08:51 AM
I have a sidewinder I got for christmas two years ago and have never used it. Where in the heck do you attach the thing? I can't seem to find a comfortable place to put it. I have a arm strap like what you can get for a ipod. I put it on my bow drawn arm then you can range something quick and let go to shoot.