Originally Posted by D Scott
does that translate into a functional use problem at distances up to 1000 yrds ? I would like to get a unit that can easily range up to 1 k, if you had to pick betwen the swaro and the G7, which way would you lean ?
Not up to but beyond 1000. That's a subjective distance too.
For me, the issue is when lasing a target over some what flat ground, past an object the beam will pick up first or last. Flat "er" ground that antelope typical inhabit can present problems where the lased beam can bounce back from an object which is closer or further to you than the antelope is. A narrow beam allows you pinpoint the antelope and miss the "brush", for example, that is in front of or behind the antelope. I have a spot up in the mountains where I either do load development or practice that has a 4'x4' sheet of plywood as my target backer. It sits in front of a large tree. The distance is easily picked up by my G7 as 920 yds. I also have a steel target at 950 yds that is just to the left side of the same tree and to the right side of another tree, also at 920. I have to get my beam between the two trees to read 950. Often times it reads 920 to me. The G7 can "sometimes" over come a near or far object by the use of the "near" or "far" feature. The G7 "can" but not always, ignore a close or far object that is bouncing the laser back to you. In typical mountain hunting unwanted features that bounce a beam back to you are less likely, not impossible, due to the canyons and heights we shoot across and from.
Hope that's as clear as mud.
Here is one of my mountain spots. In the circle, you can see a narrow opening between the trees where I can set the steel target back to 950. But getting that ever widening beam between those trees can be a challenge.
Here you see my 1/2 silhouette steel in a place where I I'm looking back to where I shoot from an elevated bluff in the circled area. A wide beam laser will hit one or both of the small juniper trees and give a shorter distance that is actually to the steel. I now set the steel in front of the little tree to the left which is at 660 yds.