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# How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

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07-22-2012, 08:55 AM
 Junior Member Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 16
How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

I had a thread similar to this, but I'm gonna ask again. Not very many range finders are capable of much past 1000, the one I have out to 1200. What I want to know is how do you find out the range of a target that might be at say 1800 yards, or somewhere in that gap a rangefinder isn't quite capable of. Thans for your input
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07-22-2012, 09:48 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 6,412
Re: How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

There are plenty of RF's that will go to 2000 yards and beyond. But they are twice the price plus of the most commonly used units.

Vectronics is a good choice.

If you want to stretch your current model out try screwing a couple license plates to the target side by side. Then you can also cut the distance in 1/2 and do the ranging in two steps then add the distances.

Jeff
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07-22-2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

1400 is a chipshoot for the Bushnell Fusion's so I haven't had a problem, but 1200 used to be the max I could hit with the Elite 1500 ARC, and so when we would set up a KD series of shots, we would do the "both ways" method.

Get in between, and lase the target one way, and the truck the other way and add em together. It's not 100% accurate, depending on the line of sight...but you can factor that in as well using the angle each way and some 5rd grade math. It's usually not as far off as you might imagine.

Another way is to plug in your spots on Google Earth or even GPS them on Google Maps from your phone. That gives surprisingly accurate estimations, usually within 25 yds +/-
(I haven't noticed to much issues at 12-1400, but when you get out beyond a mile...+/-25 isn't good enough)
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07-22-2012, 05:48 PM
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07-22-2012, 08:13 PM
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Re: How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

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07-22-2012, 10:41 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Nelson, New Zealand Posts: 132
Re: How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

Vectronix PLRF10 very nice small beam
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07-23-2012, 07:52 AM
 Gold Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Location: Las Vegas, NV Posts: 503
Re: How do you guys figure out the range at 1400+ yards?

Broz is right.

PLRF-10... but its a touch spendy.. the PLRF-5 can get it done, but the 10 has a smaller beam.

JeffVN

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