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Old 07-16-2002, 09:34 PM
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Range finders

What type of rangefinder do most of you guys use for long range hunting or shooting and how much was it? Also when you do go long range shooting, do you sight in your rifle for a certain distance say 1000 yards or do you just go by the range you are shooting at and adjust your scope?
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Old 07-16-2002, 10:31 PM
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Re: Range finders

My friends and I go by the range we are shooting and adjust the scope to what the range finder is telling us.

We use the Russian Military LRU-1 laser, the Barr and Stroud and the Wild Optical rangefinders which all are military units.

The optical ones are about $500.00 and the Russian laser is about $3000.00. It (Russian Laser)is the best one I have ever used and I have used most all that have been made to date.

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Old 07-17-2002, 02:20 PM
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Re: Range finders

Alex...

I use a small Bushnell 1000 for local Crow and Woodchuck shooting out to 600-ish yds, as my state is very small... but for Prairie Dogs out west, I use a Wild optical rangefinder, and for my 50BMG cal rifle, I use an AN/GVS-5 military laser rangefinder.

The little comercial lasers won't cut it for real long ranges (or ranging over very flat land for PD's)...
... for the true long ranges that are past 1000 yds/meters to 3000 mtrs, you must use a military unit.

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Old 07-17-2002, 09:00 PM
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Re: Range finders

I use the Wild optical rangefinder it was around $500. I site my rifle in at 100 meters and have a drop chart that is in meters and adjust my scope for the range the I am shutting.

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Old 07-17-2002, 09:24 PM
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Re: Range finders

I have a pair of Lecia's that have spent the last three years within arm's reach.I bought a Wild range finder to use when the Lecia's run out of gas, but the Lecia's take care of 95% of my shooting.
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Old 07-18-2002, 08:57 PM
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Re: Range finders

What's the difference between the LRU-1 and the AN/GVS-5. And what do you do if they need to be repaired? Thanks, Jay
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Old 07-18-2002, 09:17 PM
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Re: Range finders

I have never heard of a Russian LRU-1 that needed repaired that wasen't dropped over a mountain.

There is a fellow in Canada that can work on them if needed but, he said, other then an ocassional battery charger being wired wrong by a person not knowing how to do it, they keep on ticking like the Timex.

The LRU-1 is the most powerful available to the shooter/hunter. It will range out to 12 Miles and start at 140 meters. It will also repeat readings in all conditions of sunlight, shade, rain or light snow.

A very good unit as are all the military lasers.

The Wild and Barr and Stroud are also very good optical units.

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