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Old 11-24-2013, 11:00 PM
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G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

So guys here's there deal, I now own a G7 BR2 but am thinking of switching to a terrapin. Here's why...

I'm still not sure if I do want to make the swap yet. Here my story. A few weeks ago I went out to fill my doe tag. Easy I thought. But I had my mind set that I would not just shoot the first Doe I saw, she had to be far to make it fun! So I found what I was looking for, a doe at what I thought was 850+ yards. So I ranged her with the g7. Which came back 515 yds. So I was thinking... there's no way?? She has to be ATLEAST 800. Problem I believe was she was behind a hill, in a open field, feeding. and I believe the g7 was ranging the top of the hill due to its large laser beam, NOT the doe. I then ranged above the doe's back to see if it was ranging the hill, and it said like 879 or something close to that. Which I then made the decision to wait for a better oppourtunity because I didn't want to make a bad shot. I lost the trophy doe because I wasn't confident in the G7. But in all reality, what if that were a 200" buck? I would never be able to look at the g7 again. And I would of had to watch the buck walk!! Which is what brought the terrapin into my mind. Because it has a way smaller beam. What do you guys think?? Am I just crazy or what??
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:26 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

Believing in your equipment is a must when making difficult shots. Second guessing can lead to excuses if “things” don’t go quite right. Not a good situation to be in. The Terrapin is one if not the best range finder out there. I use one for a reason. I don’t use a G7 for my reasons, not that they won’t work great for their intended purpose, which I believe ELR is not one of them. My Terrapin has been “spot on” with several animals harvested up to 1100 yards this season. I use it for a reason. My reason, reliability I’m confident with.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:36 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

Don't give up on the G7. I have used mine extensively now for several months and have grown to really love it. I used the telephone pole method to determine exactly where the ranging reticle was zeroed and I believe that this made all the difference. Once I learned that and practiced with the continuous mode, I am very confident with this rangefinder in the type of terrain you mentioned. And all other terrains as well. It did take practice
And really getting to know it before the confidence kicked in. The first day I used it something very similar happened to me on a steel plate in a rolling hill fairly level area. The plate was on a small mound with a hill behind it and I kept getting both readings( one for plate and one for the hill in the background). Now in that same set up I can confidently get an accurate first round reading every time. I have heard a lot of people share the complaint regarding the large divergence but now I would not trade mine. Anyway, just my thoughts. Good luck
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:00 AM
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Re: G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

One more note- most of the shooting/ practicing we do is beyond the range the G7 will give come ups for so I use it more as just a rangefinder versus a ballistic program. Using the G7 for range and bullet
Flight for come ups we have been very successful out past 2200 yards. however, we have found that As long as we aren't averaging pressure for elevation difference, we have found that the G7 gives spot on dopes out to 1200 yards. Even out to 1400 most of the time. Based on our expierience We use bullet flight for anything beyond 1200. Anyway, the G7 saved our butts on a nice 5x6 whitetail on 11/10th. This thing was rutting hard and was literally covering 200 yards at a time chasing does on the opposite hillside. I could barely keep up with ranging him. Finally he stopped at 583 yards. I gave the come up and my partner made a perfect hit. We would never had time to plug in the data to bullet flight. Lastly, I must say that this is the only time in our experience that we didn't have time to range And plug in data etc while set up for long range. If we have to hurry to much we will usually just pass. In this type of situation it really is a game changer.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:25 AM
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Re: G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

I just had an experience with a G7 last week with my hunting partner. He got one this spring and had been using it all summer. First hunting experience with it was a little interesting, the early mornings and evenings we found that the red screen to be very over powering, completely washing out the screen everytime you took a reading! Now of course you can adjust it, I got to use it on the lowest setting and found it to be very difficult to keep track of your target due to all the righting on the screen, also parts that are not to been seen are some what visible in lower light situation! The rangefinder and ballistic program worked excellent just the appearance of the readout was a little distracting!!!

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Old 11-25-2013, 02:23 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

I love my G7 and would not trade it for anything. Very simple and quick to get an accurate dope to as far as I can shoot at the present time.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:51 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 vs vectronix terrapin

One of the LRH Group elk hunters brought a Vectronix to the hunt last month. We spoke about and I showed him my br2.


Then I noticed last week that he bought a br2 from my LRH Store.
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