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G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:58 AM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

G7 consistently matches LOS & Hor range calculations from my Nikon & Swaro RFs. The G7 firing solution is fast & on most calculations it is within 0.5-1 MOA of the firing solution my iPod ballistic program (Bullet Flight) gets.

That said, in my case, at this point in my long range shooting learning curve, the G7 has much more capability than my ammo-gun-scope (& shooter) combination is capable of putting to full use.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:22 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

I ended up buying the G7 after thinking long and hard about it. I considered the Terrapin for its extended distance and narrow beam but decided to go with the extended capability of the G7. I also didn't see myself taking +1400 yards shots at game. For longer range targets, I could live with the manual range finding capability of the G7 which will range out to a mile or more. I have used the 1600 and own a Geovid as well. My experience is that the ranging performance is quite similar between all of them. The calculator in the 1600 is no comparison to the G7. I used the G7 on a hunt a few weeks ago and really put it through it's paces. I did explain my experience in another post. The G7 does everything that is claimed, gives the same output as as my normally used devises, and is well worth the price. The most useful feature that doesn't get a lot of press is the near/far selection when ranging. I could not get a clean read with my Geovids, but did with the G7 on the antelope and white tail I shot. The near/far feature can selectively ignore interfering brush, hills, trees, other animals, etc. in the foreground or background at short or long range. I think this compensates for the wider beam divergence by ignoring interferences. It is an extremely useful feature once you learn how to use it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:23 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

It looks like the Leica 1600 B has some ballistic profiles to choose from while the g7 you can put your exact custom ballistic profile. Does the leica have enough to choose from to get a 300wm close?
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:20 AM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

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It looks like the Leica 1600 B has some ballistic profiles to choose from while the g7 you can put your exact custom ballistic profile. Does the leica have enough to choose from to get a 300wm close?
I think that it depends on how close your load is to the profile, and the range you are shooting. For 600 yards or less you can get very close. It's harder at longer ranges. I think it's similar to using a ballistic reticle or turret. I had a Redfield that i used years ago with turrets that had ballistic profiles. I tweaked my velocities and selected bullets to get right on the profile out to 600 yards which was the max range of the turret. I have done the same thing with ballistic reticles.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

I want the G7 bad, is there a place to get deals on the? I don't know if I can swing$1600.

Does the Leica a a weather station like the G7?

I noticed for where I hunt and using my 75 degree turret my 300wm is good from 30f to 100f temp swings out to 500 yards. Its past that that there starts to be an issue with the turret if not with in 20 degrees of 75F.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:45 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

I have the G7 BR2 and it is always on the money. It's fairly user friendly and the customer service is outstanding. Plus they have great youtube videos on instructions.

Just FYI - they are working on it to calculate coriolis and spin drift. If that is important to you, I'd hold off. They are hoping to be able to do it via upgraded software. That would be huge for me. I'm very excited cuz I need to use a drop table at 1k yards due to these two variables.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:13 PM
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Re: G7 BR2 VS Leica 1600-B

Too many "from what I have read"'s in the initial review. No valid content.
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