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Old 06-19-2012, 06:34 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

I'm with Broz. I owned and used both a Bushnell and then later a swaro. My Swaro worked exceptionally well to 1,000-1,200 yards, but never seems to be very copnsistent for me beyond that. I saved my $$$ and got a PLRF10 (they didn't have the Terapin out at thtat time). Amazing piece of gear. I used it out to 2,100 yards in the desert last weekend.

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:26 AM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

I can't belive I forgot about the Swarovski Laser Guides, they are amazing. The Laser Guides are compact, range in worst of conditions for a LRF, even though they are a Monocular they give great FOV and soft on the eyes, and the glass is unbelievable. I have ranged stuff out to the 1690s.
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The Swarovski Bino LRFs are extreamly nice also.
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The Terapin are amazing for the distance they will Laze. I hand 2 sets myself but sold both units.


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Old 08-24-2012, 10:29 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

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In my opinion you are at the same place many of us have been. Buy a PLRF05 (terripin) and be done with it. Or step up to the PLRF10. The satisfaction of being able to range well past 2500 yards in any light will make you wonder why you didn't do it long a go. Sure they are expensive at just under 2K, but when you look at the price of a rifle to shoot that far why would you hadicap the rifle with a lesser unit with a beam divergenct that is the size of a Mack truck at these distances.

I also want to say I have never used one of the Bushnells, but the first one I can get my hands on will go up against my PLRF10 and then I will know if it is reporting accurate readings at 2000,, or if it is just picking up something out there close. A "close range" at 2000 plus will not cut it. You need an accurate reading as every yard becomes very critical when you go these distances.

Seek out the members here that now own a Vectronix. Ask their opinion and if they would do it again. I sure don't see many used ones for sale and there is getting to be quite a few around these days. The last comment I heard on one was while Shawn Carlock and I were shooting to 2550 yards. Right after ranging the rock he had picked out at 2550 he said with his PLRF10 in hand. " Gosh I love this thing"

Jeff
Shawn has a Swaro doubler connected to his PLRF10 which is a great combo. We shot at 2,752 this June with his LRKM. I just got my Vectronix Terrapin today. Ranged a rock at just over 3,000 yards. G7 is my 2nd choice and a good one but no match for the ranging of the Vectronix
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

Is the PLRF05 as good as the PLRF10 at ranging antelope at 1000 or is the laser better in the 10? I just finished an antelope hunt and was was not happy with the performance of my Swaro RFB 's. They had a tough time ranging goats on the flat brushy terrain. The day was overcast and cloudy, with light rain on and off, they would not range far at all. My 8X30 Swaro's were able to range in those conditions, but were not consistent with the readings. The guy next to me had the Bushnell ARC 1600's and was having the same problems with consistent readings on the goats. I also had problems ranging antelope with the Leica 1200's before and got rid of them, switching to the Swaro 8X30's.

Has anyone tried to range antelope with the PLRF05's? If so, do they work well and how far do the range?
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:52 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

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Is the PLRF05 as good as the PLRF10 at ranging antelope at 1000 or is the laser better in the 10? I just finished an antelope hunt and was was not happy with the performance of my Swaro RFB 's. They had a tough time ranging goats on the flat brushy terrain. The day was overcast and cloudy, with light rain on and off, they would not range far at all. My 8X30 Swaro's were able to range in those conditions, but were not consistent with the readings. The guy next to me had the Bushnell ARC 1600's and was having the same problems with consistent readings on the goats. I also had problems ranging antelope with the Leica 1200's before and got rid of them, switching to the Swaro 8X30's.

Has anyone tried to range antelope with the PLRF05's? If so, do they work well and how far do the range?
i got a 3,000 yard reading out of mine the other day. I can range a person at 2200 here in the Denver area - probably can go farther but haven't tried as I have nothing further to range. I have my PLRF05 just over a month. Defiantly the best one i have owned. Have a my Leica 1600 for sale.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: rangefinders beyond 1500yards

Thanks 338 Tejas!
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