Due to a good sale at the local sportsman's warehouse I have seriously considered getting my first rangefinder. I've been wanting to get the rifleman model which compensates for slope, but they don't carry it. I'm trying to figure out if I should hold out for a deal on the rifleman model or take advantage of the sale on the non slope compensating model.
The question is how important is the ability to compensate for slope? At 400 yards, it looks like a 30 degree angle would mean a differance of 6 inches if I undertand it correctly.
This season, I have a caribou hunt on Adak planned as well as 1 or 2 trips to the Kenai for black bear. I'd like to get to Wy for Antelope, but that's not set in stone.
So basically, it the slope compensation feature really useful given what I have planned?