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getting the most out of your Bushnell 800's

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Unread 12-21-2001, 01:35 PM
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Re: getting the most out of your Bushnell 800\'s

Darryl do you have a layaway plan on the russian laser?..... Just kiddin, my wife is coming around to the idea and possibilities, next year possibly. I just hope one is around then.

I will be using the tape at the range ONLY, there's no way for me in the field to make it work. The maps I've made work great for under 800yds from my current hunting spot, like you said only if they pop up in the right spot. I would post a pic of the spot but can't right now.

The area consists of small clearings not varying much in range so the far side, near, left and right are noted in range for these. There is about 40% that must be ranged and can't be done with enough accuracy ahead of time, on top of that they are beyond 700yds, which with my LR rifle needs to be within 20yds MAX error.
Brent Moffitt
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Unread 12-27-2001, 10:39 AM
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Re: getting the most out of your Bushnell 800\'s

I had a friend who was in the road-sign business. He gave me a few light-weight 12"x18" plastic signs that had a white reflective, scotchguard face (no lettering). They were placed at a few highly productive but distant groundhog areas. Back at the truck & bench, I was able to easily get laser readings with my Bushnell 1000. After logging the distances, the signs were moved to different spots and eventually stored back in the truck. If the little red reflectors work as good as these signs then I'll be headed to the store for a box of them!
I also noticed that on overcast days the Bushnell would regularely give reliable readings in excess of 1000 yds when reflective targets were available.
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