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Anyone familur with this range finder?

 
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Old 11-11-2001, 01:58 PM
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Re: Anyone familur with this range finder?

I believe this is the same rangefinder Len Backus uses. He has a few posts about the quality of his rangefinder. He's still using it so I'm thinking he's pleased with it's performance.
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Very much so.
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Old 11-12-2001, 12:12 AM
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Anyone familur with this range finder?

http://www.nait.com/xlr.html

Just wondering if anyone has used this in the field? How well does it work?

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Old 11-12-2001, 03:47 PM
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Re: Anyone familur with this range finder?

I have also had the opportunity to use that unit, it is more "powerfull" than the smaller Bushnell, Nikons, Leicas but still not entirely reliable in all sunlight conditions. We have obtained readings on mule deer in excess of 900 yards on a dull day, readings off rocks in the 15-1600 yard range, again on optimum days.

I find it a little heavy, bulky and too damn many buttons - other than that it is a very good unit. The one that I have used has a 3x-9x pistol scope on top, can be very difficult to keep aimed at far-off targets but this is a problem with all lasers unless they are rested or on a tripod. The NAIT makes a chiming sound when it acquires a reading which is a neat feature.

It will consistently outperform the smaller units tho (I am waiting for a really high performance laser to come out with only one button - doubt if it will ever happen).
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Old 11-13-2001, 01:30 AM
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Re: Anyone familur with this range finder?

My main concern is will it range Prairie dogs
and coyotes in the flat barren land of west Texas out to a 1000 yards reliably.

I have the Nikon now and it's fine if your
in mountainous type country where you can range a rock or the side of hill near the animal but in flat grass land it's usless
past 200 yards.

I'm in the market for a better range finder
and I can't afford the Russian model right now so it's this thing,a WILD or a Barr & Stroud.
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Old 11-13-2001, 10:14 AM
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Re: Anyone familur with this range finder?

I expect that any laser that meets government "eye-safe" regulations would not detect a reading off a prairie dog at 1000 yards. I am fairly confident that the NAIT would not achieve that objective, but it would do rocks etc. farther than smaller units.

I understand that since the power of the emission is restricted the manufacturers have tweeked the receiver portion to enhance range. I cannot comment on the Russian or U.S. military (Litton) units as I have never used them - there are guys on this board who have but I suspect that they are out using them right now.

Although you won't get readings off coyotes or p-dogs you can expect to get readings off large rocks or other reflective objects that would give you info - again that will vary significantly with the light as you get farther out.
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Old 12-19-2001, 07:48 AM
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Re: Anyone familur with this range finder?

Hello

Have been reading this post with interest.

The Russian will read a dog or anything else at ranges you would not believe. It would have to be on it's tripod to do so out at 1000 yards or beyond because I don't think anyone could hold any hand held unit on that small of a target at that range.

It will range in all weather conditions and repeat shot after shot.

The Non eye safe feature is not a concern to me or those who have used and own the Russian units. Being military, they will do the job. I would rather have one that will do the job rather then have one give me a false reading because a cloud came over or the sun came out or because the target was too small.

There is only ONE button on the Russian to get a reading at any range, unlike some.

The unit you are asking about, my friends own and they say the same thing that Ian has mentioned. They will not give a constant reading in changing weather conditions.I have tried theirs out at different times of the day and with and without cloud cover. You must range a larger oject at extended ranges as, Ian also mentioned.
That company was going to send me one for testing when they first started to advertise them. I told them I would be testing it in all weather conditions and in shade and sunlight changes out to the advertised ranges and would give a fair evaluation of the unit. THEY NEVER SENT ONE TO ME.

The only reliable long range laser unit (shot after shot) I have used is the Russian laser. It's not real big and can be hand held. The tripod is a plus for extreme longrange readings however.

I have been so impressed with the Russian unit that I had a few units imported to me.
I have sold some of these to LR shooters and have four to sell at this time. I think that's all that will be available for a while at least.

If anyone is interested in one of these NEW Russian units let me klnow. They are $2950.00. I have a friend who had two of them and just sold one for $3500.00.

Trust me---For shot after shot at ranges from 100 meters to more then you would want to shoot a bullet downrange (12 Miles), the Russian is unbeatable at this time.

Later
Darryl Cassel

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