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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:54 AM
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Re: Rangefinders

G7 and really like it.
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    Unread 02-26-2014, 09:00 AM
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    Re: Rangefinders

    Yeah the g7 offers a lot of options that the normal lrh is going to love...is it the best rangefinder no....does it offer several advantages if your shooting out to 1200 yards yes.

    We have two of these units and found them to be just as accurate as the lieca 1600 and with the ability to offer firing and wind solutions it is a pretty hard outfit to beat.

    Now if your pocket book can take the hit and you plan on shooting elr type distances than the vextronics is your cat. I just wish the terrapin had not been discontinued.
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    Unread 02-26-2014, 10:24 PM
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    I have used a Nikon Buckmaster 800 since March 2001. It was great when I first got it but has frustrated me a lot. I think I ranged something past 800yds (reflective) once or twice and was amazed. It is/was so flakey when I groundhog hunted in Va. I would draw the fields in a tablet and range landmarks (bushes, stumps, etc.,) and label the yardage on them. Not the most dependable, repeatable RF out there.

    Just last week I took ownership of a Leica Rangemster CRF 1600-B. Wow! What a gem. A day or two later, I ranged a small herd of deer just past the end of legal shooting at 887yds! I smirked and laughed out loud as I drove off saying, "somebodies gonna be in trouble next hunting season". I'm ranging houses past 1600yds.

    It has a ballistic feature that I'm not 100% sure about. Seems to be close on objects out to 500yds, but "clicks" don't match up past that. That is if I'm doing/figuring it right. I think it's giving me "clicks" and I have it set for 1/4. I use MOA on my rifles so I devide the number the Leica gives me by 4 (four clicks per MOA) and bounce that off my drop charts. Which the charts are computer generated from JBM and are for a apecific day with its own temp, BP, Humidity, etc. Anyway, I'll finger it out. JohnnyK.
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    Unread 02-28-2014, 09:33 PM
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    Re: Rangefinders

    I have the Vectronics terrapin PLRF-05, and a Vectronics Vector 4.
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    Unread 03-01-2014, 04:55 AM
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    Re: Rangefinders

    I've had a bunch of LRF and the only ones I've kept are:

    Leica CRF 1200.

    Vectronix PLRF10c.
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    Unread 03-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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    Re: Rangefinders

    I've been hesitant as a new guy to post my question(s) on this highly debated topic but here goes.

    First, I'm new to hunting out West. Second, I'm not yet shooting long range as it would be described in your world but I aspire to be better and learn. Right now 200-300 yards is comfortable and consistent. If I could be consistent out to 400-550 yards one day I'd probably be set for life or the life of my hunting.

    The G7 seems like a top choice but is that overkill for my intended purposes / distances? Plus it's too large for using for archery I think. Also I can add a decent spotting scope in my budget if I get a Leica / Vortex / Other RF and don't throw down large on a G7.

    At the distances I'm hunting say up to 500 yards or so are the non-bullet specific calculations of the smaller RFs good enough for horizontal compensation at those ranges? In other words, with a 300 win mag, 180 gr Accubond or Partition factory load do I really need to worry so much about altitude, temps etc on a 450-500 yard shot?

    Financially the G7 won't kill me but it is a very large expense comparatively when I could spread my budget out a bit. I can always upgrade later if I get bitten by the 1000 yard and up bug.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Robert
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    Unread 03-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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    Re: Rangefinders

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RobStar View Post
    I've been hesitant as a new guy to post my question(s) on this highly debated topic but here goes.

    First, I'm new to hunting out West. Second, I'm not yet shooting long range as it would be described in your world but I aspire to be better and learn. Right now 200-300 yards is comfortable and consistent. If I could be consistent out to 400-550 yards one day I'd probably be set for life or the life of my hunting.

    The G7 seems like a top choice but is that overkill for my intended purposes / distances? Plus it's too large for using for archery I think. Also I can add a decent spotting scope in my budget if I get a Leica / Vortex / Other RF and don't throw down large on a G7.

    At the distances I'm hunting say up to 500 yards or so are the non-bullet specific calculations of the smaller RFs good enough for horizontal compensation at those ranges? In other words, with a 300 win mag, 180 gr Accubond or Partition factory load do I really need to worry so much about altitude, temps etc on a 450-500 yard shot?

    Financially the G7 won't kill me but it is a very large expense comparatively when I could spread my budget out a bit. I can always upgrade later if I get bitten by the 1000 yard and up bug.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Robert
    For your intended purpose 450-500 yds a leica 1600 will serve you well even to 1000 and beyond. I have a 1600b and it is extremly accurate with a smaller beam divergence. I would trust it out to 1500. JMO
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