Re: rangefinders- suggestions please
The commercial/civilian made for, lasers are not powerful enough for shot after shot reliability in all weather conditions and with sunlight and overcast days. You will get different readings on all that I have tried and I have tried most of them.
The otical U.S. Military Barr and Stroud and the Swiss Wild are very good units but, are not real portable like the lasers.
The Military lasers work the best when you can find them and there are many in the U.S. at present.
Some are for sale from time to time and caution must be used with them. Most are not eye safe to others, not the user unless he lases a mirror or window or something reflective that will bounce back to him.
One person said they are illegal to own, but the Bronco corp. sold hundreds of the Russian units to the public and sportsmen for several years. Maybe they were "Grandfathered."
Most of us use the military lasers because of the portability and reliability.
If you can find a military laser or optical unit, buy it. Wilds and Barr and Strouds are $500.00 to $750.00. The military lasers are around $3000.00 and up.
[ 10-16-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]