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Leica's New Geovid HD-B

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Unread 01-28-2013, 01:33 PM
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Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

How do you think this would rate against Gunwerks BR2..I shoot a custom rifle with handloads..sounds like it does pretty much the same thing.. plus the Quality binocular part...
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 01:46 PM
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    Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

    Both use the ballistics calculator by G7, so if the features included are the same both should give the same result in the real world.

    Take a look at the upper right hand corner of the screen

    http://leicaflash.leica-camera.com/leicadroptest.html

    same logo even

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    Unread 01-28-2013, 02:00 PM
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    Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

    Yeah I noticed that...Now this thing will give ya the exact shoot to range on a major incline...dialed with MY ballistic specs. I shoot both ,a ballistic turret and Moa..on my nightforce...marked in one altitude..thus the luxury of the BR2 not having to change turrets..If this will do the same I am definately in....LOVE LEICA
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 04:11 PM
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    Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

    Basically no. G7 (Gunwerks) was contracted by Leica to develop and host the Leica ballistics program to address the specific requirements and features of the Geovid HD-B.
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 08:11 PM
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    Quote:
    "Basically no. G7 (Gunwerks) was contracted by Leica to develop and host the Leica ballistics program to address the specific requirements and features of the Geovid HD-B."
    Could you go through the differences between the 2. Just ran the 308 w/ 175 sierra matchking @ 2600. Got these figures for drops at 1000 yards. G7 (Gunwerks): -390.2" Leica: -391.2" & Exbal -389.7". Had to run it at sea level since I don't have a Leica Geovid HD-B in front of me to auto adjust to 4100 ft. Obviously there is something that I am missing on the functionality besides my ealier concern if the Leica showed a line of sight reading for windage & not being able to adjust sight height (should only change point of impact by few inches at 1000 yards, but this is very easy to account for). I know the Leica is going to auto correct for elevation which is a huge factor in missed shots if hunting in an area with changing elevations (about 10" per 1000 ft @ 1000 yards for a 308).

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    Unread 01-29-2013, 10:33 AM
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    Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

    I am sorry, I am not techno knowledgable enough to address your question correctly. Sometimes I just do not have the answer.

    Can anyone here assist?
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    Re: Leica's New Geovid HD-B

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    Originally Posted by ArizonaWildernessHunter View Post
    Could you go through the differences between the 2. Just ran the 308 w/ 175 sierra matchking @ 2600. Got these figures for drops at 1000 yards. G7 (Gunwerks): -390.2" Leica: -391.2" & Exbal -389.7". Had to run it at sea level since I don't have a Leica Geovid HD-B in front of me to auto adjust to 4100 ft. Obviously there is something that I am missing on the functionality besides my ealier concern if the Leica showed a line of sight reading for windage & not being able to adjust sight height (should only change point of impact by few inches at 1000 yards, but this is very easy to account for). I know the Leica is going to auto correct for elevation which is a huge factor in missed shots if hunting in an area with changing elevations (about 10" per 1000 ft @ 1000 yards for a 308).
    I don't think the inch is going to make a difference at all.
    I do think that you're better off to just use the bino's as a range finder for shooting past 6-700 or so because with nightforce, gun werks and atrag you have the ability to true your drop and get better solutions that are more tailored to your rifle. I use the kestrel with atrag and it has the option of inputting different muzzle velocity at different temperatures which is something that needs to be accounted for at longer ranges.

    Good question though about the line of sight for windage holds.
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