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Old 07-19-2002, 02:32 AM
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Re: Range finders

What are Wild Optical rangefinders.

How much and where from.

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Old 07-19-2002, 03:53 AM
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Re: Range finders

Darryl,
I wonder how many times you can "fire" the laser before it fails to work? How do you charge the battery when in the mountains elk hunting? Is it a DC input charger etc?

Mike,
here's a place for the Wild range finder.
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Old 07-19-2002, 06:07 AM
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Re: Range finders

It comes with two batteries. One is stored in the small carry case and one in the unit itself.

Each battery is good for over 300 shots before it is in need of a charge.

It also comes with an adaptor that will hook to your car or truck battery and can be used that way in an emergency.

A full season of elk hunting in Colorado has not run ONE battery down for me and we experiment and laser many objects just for the fun of it.

You could recharge it off a generator and the charger comes with it.

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Old 07-19-2002, 06:58 AM
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Re: Range finders

Jay...

The AN/GVS-5 is the american equivalent to the Ruskie LRU-1.

As to which is more "powerful", they are both so powerful that they can range to their full limit under the most horrible conditions.

The AN/GVS has a range of 10,000 meters, under the worst condidtion... and by worst, I mean WORST!

I have ranged across a valley in fog so thich, I couldn't see more than 100 yards, and got the accurate range on the other side of 4,000 meters.

The case holds 3 batteries, and I have a total of five. I will probably buy a bunch more, as Nicads are going out of style.

The unit is indestructable, so I'm not worried about it "breaking", unless I fall off a cliff with it, in which case I won't need to worry too much... but I have a full parts kit, including a new mounted laser unit, plus repare manuals.

The laser unit (a solid state crystal) won't wear out... it has a life of 10,000,000 firings.

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Old 07-19-2002, 07:11 AM
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Re: Range finders

Catshooter

I believe you will find the Russian to be more powerfull with a range of 20,000 meters through the worst conditions also.

We are both in the same position as far as having the luxury of owning one of the military units.

I have tried the American "litton" made military unit and it is very good also.

The price was about the same as the Russians that I have and have been selling.

What are the units you have, selling for when you can get them? Are they coming direct from the Military or are they being advertised from a company as being military "grade" ?
There is a BIG difference. Most I have seen and heard of in use by the American military
at present is still the Litton product.

Some or most of the units used at present in the American military cost around $10,000.00 plus, if they are the "true" military production.
The Russians are the true military production.

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Old 07-19-2002, 09:01 PM
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Re: Range finders

Doesn't Lecia make one called the Vector that has 10X optics and more range than the Geovids.
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Old 07-19-2002, 11:12 PM
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Re: Range finders

Darrel...

Mine is military, and I have the military battery charger with it (it would give a NASA engineer a wet dream). I paid a LOT for it.

There is a difference in the use of the words "power" and "range"... I believe they both put out about the same amount of energy, but the Ruski unit is gated for 20,000, and the American unit is gated for 10,000.

Of course it is moot, as my 50BMG won't hit past 6,000 meters if I shoot it up at 35 degrees [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]))

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