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Optical rangefinders?

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Unread 03-01-2002, 08:43 PM
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Optical rangefinders?

I was just looking at the Wild optical rangefinder and started pondering. If these rangefinders (Wild, Barr & Stroud, etc.) are approximately 13 pounds and three feet long and can range to 20,000 meters, wouldn't it be possible to manufacture a similar rangefinder that is lighter and smaller that would range to a maximum that is a little more realistic to our uses, like to about 2000-3000 yards? I would think that an accurate optical rangefinder like this would really be marketable for long-range hunters. Does anybody know if there is anything like this on the market already? Just brainstorming...
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    Unread 03-03-2002, 10:53 AM
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    Re: Optical rangefinders?

    I answered your question on xtremeaccuracy, but maybe others can tell you about ones I don't know about.
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    Unread 03-09-2002, 02:59 PM
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    Re: Optical rangefinders?


    The problem is that there is a very limited market for these things.

    A very nice unit could be made out of carbon fiber, with good lenses, about 24 to 30 inches long, and very good accurate to 2,000 yds/mtrs, but it would have to sell for about $800 to $1,200, and the market is very limited... most people think the little lasers like the Bushnell 1000 are the Kat's ass, and would never spend the money for an optical unit.

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