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?
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.