Originally Posted by green 788
I have the ARC-1600... if you put it on "regular" mode it doesn't give angle compensation...
Yeah, it's the same as the G-Force. I think everyone understood that.
What they were hopeful of, was that the Rifle ARC Mode would give "true Horizontal" distance. Which it does not, just line of sight. However, it does gives drop based off of pre-programmed values. You have a choice of 8 + 2 (Muzzle loader) pre-programmed values. These values are based off of your drop at 300 and 500 from a 100 yard zero. You pick the category that best fits your drop at those 2 distances.
The output (drop) is in either inches, centimeters, MOA, or Mil. You have the option of what they call Variable sight in distances (100,150,200 or 300). The G-Force will use that sight in as a bases of it's calculations for drop at any measured distance, up to 800 yards. It will range further, as I did today, but will not supply a drop figure for you after 800 yards.
OK, as I said, I got mine today. So, that meant an immediate trip into the field. Only saw one deer at 228 yards. However, I was able to range multiple trees, a tractor, a pump house, and a few other odds and ends.
Remember these are not max distances, just what I did today:
Farthest tree = 865
Tractor = 737
Whitetail = 228
Cow = 547
Pump house = 787
My initial score on a scale of 1-10: 9
I would have given it 10 if you were able to put your own ballistic data into it, and it gave "True Horizontal Distance". Both of which cannot be dealt with.
Having said that, the ballisitc output was pretty good out to about 700 yards. Not a 100% match to mine, but close enough to insure a very good hit to that distance.
I still need to play a little with it, and maybe I will get better results.
At around $330 deliverd, I am not going to hesitate to recommend this rangefinder.