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The best rangefinders..???

 
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Old 11-21-2002, 11:12 PM
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The best rangefinders..???

Hello
I am new to this website and moderately experienced in long range shooting. Ive been reading the posts, however, and learned alot. One thing i do not have that i realize is critical is a top-of-the-line rangefinder. What would you guys with some experience in this area reccomend? I keep seeing the name "Wild"? Is that a brand? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2002, 08:10 AM
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Re: The best rangefinders..???

Got a Wild last year,money well spent.
These search links may help explain better for you=CJ
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Old 11-22-2002, 10:52 AM
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Re: The best rangefinders..???

The "best" rangefinder is a military unit. DC may still have one or two units for sale. Big money, big performance, not eye safe. If you are going really far out and need to know quickly and precisely in any weather, this is it.

For eye safe laser rangefinders, the Leica's are in the running for top spot. Bushnell makes many models that may work for you if LR only means 500yds or so. Cheaper price. All are easy to use, small portable. Great for use when hunting. Some limitations with small targets and bright sunlight.

The Wild is an optical rangefinder. Big tube with lenses on the end. Wonderful optics, a great unit. Can range to 20,000m. Great compromise if going over 1000yds for shooting. Some error in the reading but with practise, that can be minimized. Right now very well priced.

Which ever you get, practise with it and learn its limitations. You will need one if LR is part of your game.

Jerry
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Old 11-22-2002, 08:45 PM
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Re: The best rangefinders..???

Thanks for info guys. Looks like i might be eating rice for a few more weeks...
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Old 11-22-2002, 10:19 PM
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Re: The best rangefinders..???

Howdy CWINN and all, I thought I had a buyer for my Wild RF, but he seems to have changed his mind or discontinued email capabilities. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

Anyway, it's from Deutsche Optik, paid about $700 for it a few years back (when they supposedly were selling the nicest ones, take that for what it's worth). This unit is complete with both tripods, calibration instructions, lathe board, etc. Mil-spec containers, all original.

Buy it for $425.00 shipped. How about that?
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Old 11-23-2002, 12:08 AM
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Nate, why are you selling yours?
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Old 11-23-2002, 09:07 AM
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Selling it for a couple of reasons. Need the money to buy a house, and the "plan" to move to Idaho and do the long range hunting has been delayed (for several years at least). [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

So being stuck in northern CA for a while longer, there's not much chance to use it (and the 1,000y rifle range where I do most of my shooting is already measured).
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