Re: Anyone familur with this range finder?
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.
[ 12-19-2001: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]