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New range finders with spred measurement

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Unread 06-08-2008, 08:57 AM
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New range finders with spred measurement

Has anyone had any experience with the new range finders that can also tell you spred width of antlers? How accurate are they?
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    What? This a joke?
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    No, it's not a joke (depending on how you look at it) It's a new system by leupold that, once it has the yardage, puts a couple dashes on the lens that represent a predetermined "spread" that you want on your deer, elk, etc. Put the dashes on the horns of the animal and compare them to see if it's as wide as you want or not. Seems pretty hokey to me and can't be all that accurate, but they're doing it. It's also supposed to tell you holdover or MOA to hold over for your particular ballistics, (with their B&C reticle) but i can't imagine it does an accurate job of that, especially at longer distances. I could be wrong.
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    I can't speak to the boone and crocket deal but I can attest the rest of the functions are usless beyond 575yds(if it's bright out much less). I have an RX-III and wish I'd (A) Kept the nikon I had before, or (B) put the $$ toward a leica or Newcon
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    I can't speak to the boone and crocket deal but I can attest the rest of the functions are usless beyond 575yds(if it's bright out much less). I have an RX-III and wish I'd (A) Kept the nikon I had before, or (B) put the $$ toward a leica or Newcon
    The many problems i have heard about the Leupold TRB (True Ballistic Range) system is another reason i have little faith in this new system.
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    P.O.S.! I had a rx4 and took it back and bought a swaro after going through 2 leupolds in 2 weeks.
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    What scope do you have? Simply measuring with the reticle will likely be more accurate. Remember, any sort of ranging reticle (Mil or MOA) becomes a measuring reticle when you know the range.

    Use #1001 for a good reticle. ;)
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