Jeff and Art, thanks for some great input!
Jeff, I went back and re-read your writeup and see that you did aim a little high to get above the clutter and range a target. But you also had another RF to confirm the correct distance.
Seems to be some inconsistency in the results with Art being able to range and shoot a coyote @ 1000+ yds and Jeff's testing. Not sure what's going on there as Jeff did test the various modes?
Right now I have a Leica 1200 and 1600 and getting very mediocre results with them. Maybe not holding steady enough?
I greatly like the MOA solution ability of the G7 in one unit. As for wind, I don't see myself shooting to 1000 yds at game in winds much higher than 5 mph, at least not til I get a lot more experienced. Printing up some wind correction charts for a couple of wind speeds and anticipated hunting elevations is an acceptable solution for me with the wind meter
So I guess at this point I am leaning to getting a G7 and giving it a go. I sure hope that with practice I can consistently range goats and deer on the sage plains with the G7.
Jeff, if you're ever out testing your unit again this winter, I would love to swing up and check it out and bring my Leica's as well to maybe compare with your Leica.