I've been running my 1600 for the past year and absolutely love it. I shoot a 6.5x47 Lapua running the Berger 130 VLD @ 2970 so Ballistic Curve #3 fits the bill. I shoot it out to 500 yds and as long as I do my part, I hit everything. Simply range, count 1-2 seconds and the drop in MOA comes up. I then either hold over using my NF NP-R1 reticle or dial and clang goes the steel. I lent it to my partner and he used it yesterday with his AR15 with a 69 gr Match Burner and used curve #5. He hit everything out to 600 with it. It's rated to 550 but was successful using out that far. I trust this thing so much I just got the new 1600-B but haven't tested it as I'm out of the state. When I get back on the 22nd I've got a few days to verify it's worth 'cause on the 27th, my partner and I are competing in a 24hr Sniper Challenge in the No. Utah desert mtns where temps can range from 40 to 100, altitudes from 4500 to 7000 and angles up to 60 deg. From what I've read, when we arrive at a COF, we find and range reactive steel targets. We're given a less than generous time to set up and hit each each target. I don't want to have to worry about pulling out the Kestrel
, EXBAL, note book, etc which will all eat up time. With this thing, it's simply point, range, dial and shoot.
I'll give a more succinct report after the match.