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Old 02-20-2003, 06:09 PM
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Re: Windmeter info.??

Ian,
I've seen the Kestrel's for sale but who has the Brunton?
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Old 02-20-2003, 07:10 PM
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Chris,
They sell direct:
http://www.brunton.com/buy.php

Also try searching "Brunton Sherpa" or Brunton Compasses"
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:26 PM
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Ian,

The Sherpa I saw in Cabelas was the one I was considering at first. When I considered a bunch of people were using the 4000, I just bit the bullet and ordered it on Cabelas 6 pay plan, I didn't have the money for it then and the plan always helps get my new gadgets, even if Cabelas is a bit over priced on some things.

I figure the wind near the shooter influences the bullet to a different course sooner, so the best reading I can get up close makes it worth having.

Learning how much wind causes different objects to move at different intensities etc has paid off big time. I used to think alot of what I was seeing in tree movement was around 20mph, most of the time it was really about 10!

Like the rangefinder, it will help teach me enough to make better shots that aren't too far off without them. The farther they are though, I'd still like to have the definite data. Know what I mean?

Jake,

It will definatly teach you alot, as expected. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 02-22-2003, 09:19 PM
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Randy.. You are correct that I was wrong about the impeller versions having to be perpindicular to the wind.. According to the folks over at Speedtech it has to be paralell to the wind to get an accurate reading.. Sorry.. *Brainfart* .. JiNC
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Old 02-23-2003, 12:36 AM
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Re: Windmeter info.??

What about the Minox units? Has anyone used them? I can buy a new one for $79.
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Old 02-24-2003, 12:13 AM
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Minox is sold by Leica, made by the same people that do the Bruntons I believe. Impellor does a 90 degree turn to store.
I had a Minox for about a year and it was a good little unit, always gave me the same readings as the 3000. Similar to the Sherpa in size, simpler to operate. Gives High, Av. and current speed if I remember correctly. A buddy wanted it more than I did, only reason I let it go.
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:44 PM
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Coll. I'm going to pick one up.
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