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What's your guys' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

 
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:25 PM
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Re: What\'s your guys\' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

he he [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]. I looked on the specs and thought it was 320 OUNCES instead of grams. Stupid me.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:43 PM
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Re: What\'s your guys\' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

If I am in "game country", I set up a range card and range locations (likely places where animals will show themselves) with my Leica 1200. It gives me the quality ranging I seek.

I have found that mil-dots are great on known-sized targets but game are not known until you put them down.

Once a range card is established, a nice "sniper ambush" is set and ready for activation. The only thing you need to remember is to dial on your atmospheric elevation and temperature correction (given windage and other elevation come-ups, too).

Hope this helps, at least a bit.

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Re: What\'s your guys\' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

For shots over 1000 the Barrs and Stroud or Wilde optical range finders ($500) are the only way unless you can afford one of the $5k lasers.

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Re: What\'s your guys\' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

I use a wild range finder for most of are longe range shots the Leicas wont range that far.
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Re: What\'s your guys\' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

Leica laser rangefinder [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:35 PM
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Re: What\'s your guys\' way to estimate distance while LR hunting?

If the area is fenced I'll use the fences for reference.A section fence is a mile apart.Quarter sections are a 1/2 mile apart.An eighty is 440yards by 880,a forty is 440 square.In this area roads are a mile apart.
For criters the reticle can be used with a little practice to get the range.
When we set up for long range prairie dogs the Wild comes out and works great as long as I dont have to carry it around.
If all else fails a round is fired and with the help of the MP8 reticle a second shot will be real close.
Scouting an area realy helps to get an idea of the ranges encountered.
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