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G7 BR2 shortcomings, limits or faulty unit?

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G7 BR2 shortcomings, limits or faulty unit?

I just got a BR2 rangefinder from a friend and had a quick test run with it.
Admittedly I didn't spend much time with it, but I did test it side by side with my Zeiss range finding binos.
What go me was that unless it had a very good, clean target it would not range.
For example off a hillside covered with forest I could jot get a reading, while the Ziess had no problems.
Also I could not get reading off anything past about 800 yards.
I found the length of time needed to get a range to be a little long too, again, the Ziess is almost instant or close enough.

So what gives? Is this what I should have expected or is there possibly something wrong with this particular unit?

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This is Len with a comment. 15 posts later this guy said:

"I found that the problem I was having was with how long to hold the fire button down."

So I guess the moral of the story is, if all else fails read the directions.

Last edited by Len Backus; 02-17-2014 at 05:07 PM.
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    That may be your problem.
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    Re: G7 BR2 shortcomings, limits or faulty unit?

    Settings maybe? I dont know but my experience with mine I am totally satisfied. I have ranged object out past 1900 yds. Keep in mind the G7 does so much more than your Zeiss it takes into consideration angle, temp, humidity, altitude, barometric pressure and if you have it programed in your ballistic profile (not some generic profile) and gives you a dial to range.
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    Re: G7 BR2 shortcomings, limits or faulty unit?

    I believe you have a faulty unit. mine is very impressive
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    Re: G7 BR2 shortcomings, limits or faulty unit?

    1900 plus is easy with mine ranging a hillside. Got 1740 on a barn on an insanely bright out day. 860 on a coyote the same day was almost instantaneous.
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    Re: G7 BR2 shortcomings, limits or faulty unit?

    My G7 told me I live 2,547 yards from our state capitol...
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