Re: Wild R/Finder: First Outing
>"Catshooter, I have the Russian LRU-1 laser Military units that are the most powerful of the Military lasers to date that we have found. They will rang to 12 Miles with a 5 meter plus or minus error."<
A good friend has one of the Russian units, and it is quite nice... though it is not power that determines the range with these units... it is the time limit on the gates, and when they stop looking for the return signal, that is the limiting issue. Power has nothing to do with it.
The AN/GVS-5 will read a flat black target, at a 45 degree angle, in direct, noon sun light (worst case scenero)...
... and I have discovered (by chance) that it will also read targets to 4000 meters in medium fog (viz about 300 meters).
Any of these military Lasers are 3x more than you or I need.
>"My Wild and Barr and Strouds sit in the closet now."<
I'm not about to give up on my Wild... I have shot dogs over the flats in South Dakota, near Senic, and when ranging over "pool table" areas, at many small targets, the lasers fail badly...
... they get many (false) returns, as the beam skims just a foot or two over the ground, and in a crowded town the laser will have a tough time picking one dog... particularly if you are seeing the doggie through fences or other obsticles.
The Wild excels under these condidtions.
There is room enough for both... "He who dies with the most toys... WINS"
Here, kitty kitty kitty.
LRH member #23