<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>I tend to agree with Shaky,
Why not get a rangefinder. (A good one) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well two points:
1. I have one. (A good one.)
2. I tend to shoot my rifle in at each range and note the number of clicks or moa for each range. Lately, I have been employing a palm based ballistics software and a weather station to aid me in calculating come ups.
Problem with a laser is two fold, based on actual experience.
a.) If weather is too warm, it ceases to give good readings. After all the infrared signal can be jammed by two much heat energy in the air.
b.) As any FB-111 pilot will tell you, too much dependency on electronic and battery powered systems can result in disaster if you have no secondary back up system. I treat the reticle range finder as a backup, and when you divide a circle into 18,000 or so parts, the result can be much better than the proverbial SWAG.
Also the use of the moa reticle to provide a modified POA is very useful, and maybe as useful as the range finding functionality.
[ 11-10-2003: Message edited by: DMCI ]