Re: Broke the 500 yard barrier finally
The program is pretty quick to use in the field if you're taking long shots, it would normally take me about 10-15 seconds to pull out the thing, enter the distance, dial the clicks and shoot. Not any slower than it takes to look at a chart and figure the clicks if the range is in between the ones I have listed. The advantage of changing the angle or temp while in the field for long periods etc is another bonus. While you'd never use the thing closer than maybe 400-500 yards, it has it's place with smaller size kill zones, farther distances or angles for sure. Always memorize at least each 100 yards intervals MOA though.
Ya know the laser idea is a good one, can I get mine to listen to the load info in the Palm device and the weather data in the Kestrel. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Maybe even "highlight" the point for my hold over on the R2 reticle in the rangefinder too! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Someday I'm sure they'll be built into the scope and it'll dial the clicks for you via servos. Hell, it won't be any fun then. I'm really with you on the 1500 yards yote ranging laser!!!! I had trouble ranging a bear I got a week or so ago at just about 650 yards in bright sun. Moved closer to 575 and got good readings, it really would have bummed me out had the bear been out of his den at that point and I had missed an opportunity for a shot because of it.