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Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:26 PM
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Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

Several years ago I was in the market for a looooong range rangefinder that would surpass what a laser rangefinder was capable of, the only thing that I could find anywhere was a WILD optical (coincident) rangefinder. I have been very happy with it .
For some time now there has been nothing like this available. today I just got a flyer from the people that sold me my Wild, they have found some brand new Barr & Stroud rangefinders (1958 vintage,very good year). The Barr & Stroud's have one advantage over the Wild's they range in yards instead of meter's.
If anybody on LRH wants one they should contact Deutsche Optic asap 1-800-225-9407 before they are gone, tell them they need to send me a kickback!!!!!!
btw they want $699 (fair price for being 50 years old and brand new)
UB
p.s. it will range from 250 to 10,000 yards

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:54 AM
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Re: Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

UB

There are variety of B&S models. Some start at 250 and others at 500. Some are in yards and some are in meters.

Conversion charts are floating around from yd to meters and vice versa. I have copies if anyone needs them.

BH
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:17 AM
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Re: Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

this really surprises me at the total lack of intrest in these fine Loooooong rangefinders, Len might have to change the name of his forum to Medium Range Hunting (does not sound quite as good)
UB
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:11 AM
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Re: Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

UB,
Not a matter of desire, but simply a lack of funds.
Besides, my swaro does a good job for big game, and I have other means to accurately determine range for pd's.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:21 PM
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Re: Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

I own a WILD and now a Swaro laser. I use the Swaro about 1000 times more then the WILD. I can range to 2000yds which is plenty far for my shooting. Not having to lug a 20lbs bazooka in the bush...priceless.

I will be shooting further for plinking which is a big reason I still have the WILD.

Jerry
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:43 AM
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Re: Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

i have owned a barr&stroud 250 for about 35 yrs. mine is a canadian version, which uses yards. it also has coated optics, although not comparable to modern coatings. we also use the swaro. laser. i personaly prefer the b&s, for various reasons. however, these are old instruments, and lens failures are a concern. there are very few qualified people left alive who can repair them. not to mention cost. ill keep mine till one of us goes. meanwhile ive got a replacement lazer.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:01 PM
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Re: Barr & Stroud Rangefinder

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UB,
Not a matter of desire, but simply a lack of funds.
Besides, my swaro does a good job for big game, and I have other means to accurately determine range for pd's.
Ernie,
that is the whole point for one of these unit's, they will range well beyond what any civilian laser unit will range, btw what other means do you have to determine range for pd's
just curious.
UB
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