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Unread 11-25-2011, 09:54 PM
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G-7 LRBC-Handheld-Calculator

Anyone have any experience with this handheld and the G7 program? I already have nice binoculars and a nice range finder (Swarovski's). And I use an excellent, though cumbersome, ballistics program (Loadbase). Does not make economic sense for me to pony up $1600 for a new range finder/ballistic computer, i.e. the G7 BR2, at this point. I've been doing pretty darn good just using drop charts, reticles, and BDC's so far.

But for $400ish, I might be tempted to add this to my bag. The videos where pretty impressive to me. Check it out at:
gseven - LRBCf Handheld Calculator

I wonder if it comes with software for the desk top and a decent interface? I did several searches on this forum but came up with zip.

Any real world users out there?

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    Unread 11-26-2011, 07:05 AM
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    Woody

    I have the G7 rangefinder so have no need for the G7 software but did use it for a while last year. I like it a lot. You would be happy with it.

    But -- consider selling your S rangefinder and using that $ plus the 400 the PDA, etc costs and buy the G7 rangefinder.
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    Not to highjack a thread, but I like the concept of the G7 rangefinder. Would like to here from those that are using it. Cheaper than the new S rangefinder bino's at almost $3000
    Missed an elk 3 years ago because of steep angle shot.
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    Get a 199$ 8g iPOD touch and down load the ballistics app from apple problome solved.
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    Get a 199$ 8g iPOD touch and down load the ballistics app from apple problome solved.
    I have the FTE program with the "HUD" feature on my iPhone. It works pretty slick but, you still need to range, you still need angle, and you still need atmospherics if you are going to shoot way out there.

    I have a Swarovski range finder and an ACI on my rifle which takes care of two of the variables. The others, I just "wing it".

    I also have 4 different ballistics programs and when inputing the exact same data into all 4, I get different firing solutions. Some of the differences are as much as 2 MOA at 1000 yards. That's a 20" miss! They can't all be right but they all can be wrong. Only field testing will tell. Gong to do some of that next week.

    And yes, I see a G7 BR2 in my future!
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    Plus with the iphone you can call your friends to tell them what a huge buck you just shot........

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    I have the FTE program with the "HUD" feature on my iPhone. It works pretty slick but, you still need to range, you still need angle, and you still need atmospherics if you are going to shoot way out there.

    I have a Swarovski range finder and an ACI on my rifle which takes care of two of the variables. The others, I just "wing it".

    I also have 4 different ballistics programs and when inputing the exact same data into all 4, I get different firing solutions. Some of the differences are as much as 2 MOA at 1000 yards. That's a 20" miss! They can't all be right but they all can be wrong. Only field testing will tell. Gong to do some of that next week.

    And yes, I see a G7 BR2 in my future!
    Do you really need all that stuff by the time your done figuring it all out your target is gone you can send it and your dope has changed. PLUS I CANT AFFORD ALL THAT!
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