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Old 08-26-2011, 03:02 PM
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Choose your range finder?

Given a choice of range finders from maker such as swaro, leica and the new BR2 from gunwerks, which would yal chose and why? I have recently ordered a new BR2 to be delivered the end of sept. I chose it for it's advertised range, intergration with the rest of the shooting system and ability to give accurate ranges under less than ideal ranging situations. I am just getting into long range shooting and want to make one time purchase's of great equipment right up front. I hope I have made a good choice but time will tell. Now what say yal? Thank's, Brad
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:12 PM
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Re: Choose your range finder?

Of what you have listed ... Leica hands down for the smaller precise beam size. The other two are just to big and you can not be sure that you are ranging what you think at long distances. Especially on flat ground or where sage brush, bushes, trees or corn stalks are in close proximity.

But if you want to buy once, and have the budget, Vectronix PLRF10.

PS, do a little search on here and you will find you need to buy from a place you can return the choosn RF if it does not preform. It has been proven not all Rf are created equal. A least in the $1000 range. I have tested many many including 5 swaros, and probably as many or more Leicas. It was not until I tested 5 Vectronix RF's side by side that I found parody.

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Given a choice of range finders from maker such as swaro, leica and the new BR2 from gunwerks, which would yal chose and why? I have recently ordered a new BR2 to be delivered the end of sept. I chose it for it's advertised range, intergration with the rest of the shooting system and ability to give accurate ranges under less than ideal ranging situations. I am just getting into long range shooting and want to make one time purchase's of great equipment right up front. I hope I have made a good choice but time will tell. Now what say yal? Thank's, Brad
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:39 PM
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Re: Choose your range finder?

Looks like mixed views on desirability. I'm new to range finders. Is 2x4 mrad good? how does it compare to other beam divergance's on the market? Thank's, Brad
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:14 PM
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Re: Choose your range finder?

Does the leica crf1600 trump the br2 simply because of beam divergance? Does the extended range of 2000+ yds of the br2 make up for the larger beam divergance and is 2.5x.5 that much smaller than the 2x4 of the br2? Like i said I am brand spanking new to lrf's. Though this is no saving grace on it but I also picked up the G7 scope. Have I just been drinking to much of the cool aide and bought into the advertisment or was this a solid investment in long range shooting? Thank's, Brad
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:24 PM
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Re: Choose your range finder?

The Leica CRF 1600 has a beam divergence of .5 x 2.5 mrad. I feel it is the single most important information when choosing a RF. I have been through most all of them and have been bitten by the big beam units. The Leica is the smallest I have found besides my Vectronix. There is a reason the highest priced mil spec units have small beams.

Not trying to rain on anyones parade, just stating what you asked and what I have learned after a few years of a lot of field testing in different terrain.

A RF that gives a more precise accurate range is better than one that gives longer distances, if the longer distances are not what you are ranging. For example a bush 50 yards closer. To give you an idea the swaro beam is 6 ft x 6 ft at 1000 yards and that is smaller than the br2. Think of the beam like a flashlight on the wall. The farther you back up the bigger the beam. Now, lay the flashlight on flat ground. The bigger the beam the more ground it covers.

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:21 AM
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No your not raining on my parade. I want to learn. Pour it on me. Brad
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