Originally Posted by Jon A
While I can see it being useful for many things, especially for the price, that level of accuracy is not enough to replace a laser IMHO. At 1500 yds hitting the target is hard enough, personally I think adding a 30 yd window of range uncertainty would preclude me, at least, from any hopes of a certain first round hit.
after reading this post by Jon A today and the post by yobuck yesterday, I must appologize because I assumed (dont EVER ASSUME anything) that people on LRH of all people would be able to appreciate what a rangefinder like this can do and its limitations.
obviously Buffalobob is the only person that could see where I was coming from.
If you look at the pictures that Buffalobob posted (thanks BB) he has his Swarovski LG rangefinder along side his Wild rangefinder.
A BARR & STROUD RANGEFINDER or a WILD IS NOT (can you read this) IS NOT meant to REPLACE your laser rangefinder, it is meant to COMPLEMENT your laser rangefinder.
It is much bigger and more bulky, you cant put it in your pocket but it will work in any weather or light condition and yes jonny it is as accurate or more so than any laser unit but will range to much greater distances and will last forever.
If you are a glass is half empty person dont buy one, if you dont range past 1500 very often DONT buy one, if you are cynical about proven technology that has been around since before you were born , please dont buy one.
IF IF IF (are you pickin up on this) you are looking for a rangefinder that was made with great craftmanship that will last forever and extend your range beyond what is capable of a civilian laser rangefinder please consider buying one ASAP before they are no longer avalible.
I hope this cleared up some of the confusion.