Originally Posted by Bigeclipse
Just thought I would give a little update.
I have owned the finder for a year now.
1.)Ranges further and more accurate than other models in the same price range.
2.)The red redicle is awesome compared to black. Wish it went a little brighter but this was only noticeable on a couple REALLY SUNNY days and wasnt even that bad.
3.) very compact to other models.
4.) ARC function works well and so does the ballistics calculator(this isnt EXACT but good enough for less than 600 yards maybe even farther).
1.)Biggest...the button is hard to push (especially with gloves). Good deal harder than other range finders which doesnt sound bad...but it is definitely something you need to get used to.
2.)When ranging at far distances...it takes a few seconds to get a reading also I have noticed that on some 3d targets...it was unable to read the target. Not sure why this happened. I havent had an issue ranging trees, field edges, or other land marks. I have yet to range a deer as I always range things ahead of time and then estimate the range of the deer depending where it is to the landmarks I have ranged. Again...I havent used this much for gun...more so for bow.
Overall impressions - I would say if you are strapped for cash i.e. want to spend less than 400$ this is the model I would get. Ranges are accurate and fast if less than 600 yards. Over this and it may take a second or two to get a reading. The reason I picked this model is its ranging capabailities. Most models advertise far ranging but when you look into the instructions they will give you ranges for deer sized animals which is usually HALF what is advertised. So a model saying can range to 500yards...is really 250-300 yards for a der and 500 yards for a field edge. The only thing I WISH they would change is the button. Is this a deal breaker...no but it really is difficult to push.
Hello Mate, I have found that with adjusting Loads the GForce will match my Apps IE:- A .270 win 150gr BTSP GameKing BC=.480 @ 2828fps at a range of 881yds my App says 27.1 Moa the G-Force said 27.1 also you MUST Be Careful with Page 18 of the manual because I was using the G-Force setting of (F) and yet on that page it says for this amount of drop at 500yds it should be set to E and set to F at 300yds, But with fine tuning your loads the G-Force is always Spot On to within 0.04 to 0.01 Moa @ my Tested 881 yds and 660 yds tests. As the Ballistic Data from Bushnell configured by Sierra is just a guide and I have found that when you go deep into it alot of their Charts are runing hotter or slower than what page 18 says as a refference point and the drop measurements dont quite match, The Point I am trying to make here is that the G-Force is Deadly Accurite if you make up your loads and fine tune them using the Apps and with that then Try the settings in the G-Force.
1st take the readings over set distances with the G-Force Trying every Letter Code and then write down the G-Foces Moa's or Mil's Then by adjusting the Speed of the Bullet to the matching BC's you can then fine tune the Cartridge to match the Moa's/Mils and you can Use the Apps to confirm this and it will work right down to 0.00 Moa/Mil so you get to choose how Accurite the readings become, Yes it is complex but it is alot easier than working out loads from a book and Once you get into it IT becomes very simple and fast which and also saves you wasting alot of Powder and Loading time,
I Really should of posted this under another heading because I feel it is an important issue with all RangeFinder / APP/ Cartridge Load Selection,
Another thing is there are 19 Brands /Ballistic Tables on the G-force Web Page with over 2000 Bullet choices to choose from and there are 8+2 Ballistic settings then you times them by 2 for the differant distance settings thats 16 and 2 for Muzzle Loaders But doing It my way allows you Pick what suits your need Better.
I hope this helps but now you have a choice to keep it simple or Personalize those readings.
Thanks for your time, Blessin's John