Originally Posted by jeff 300
how much was that Laser Technology Impulse 200XL?
how well does it work on animals?
opticsplanet is a "discount distributor":
Laser Technology Impulse 200XL Laser Rangefinders 7003555 FREE S&H 7003555. Laser Technology Range Finders.
I bought mine used on ebay for about half that. The Impulse 2K model is the same rangefinder but without the inclinometer, PC interface, and some built in computations. Neither are designed specifically for shooting.
I haven't even tried raniging directly to animals with the 200XL I have several rangefinders and from my early experiments found the fur or hair of most animals is a poor reflector of the 800 to 1000 nm IR light used in most civilian rangefinders. Green tree leaves are much more reflective. If the beam size is larger than than the critter or the rangfider shakes a bit it's easy to measure to something in the background by mistake. I find it's more reliable to measure to foliage near the target.