Now that I've got my 30-06 Ackley Imp shooting to where I feel I can start pushing it out to long range [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img], I feel it's time to start purchasing some new items which I'm sure might/will be needed. I'm just not sure which order I should purchase them in.
1st item is a LRF. I've been reading plenty here and am favoring the Swaro but also find the Newcon 2000 very intriging, especially for the money. My old 1996 Bushnell, originally purchased for bow hunting, does fine to about 400 yds, but, well you know.....
2nd would be a pocket weather meter
. The Kestrel
2000 and 4000 sold by Sinclair's look G2G. Please advise me if their are cheaper and better. As Understand it, temperature, altitude and wind effect bullets the most significant. The 2000 takes care of the wind and temp. My GPS should take care of altitude; and, if I'm correct, a weather meter measures altitude via air pressure not triangulated via GPS satellites. So, is the extra $159 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] worth it for the 4000 to measure humidity and barometric pressure?
The 3rd and last item is a hand held device to calc ballistic data. I would hope to obtain something which is
1. resistant to cold and moisure
2. tough enough to take the rigours of hunting
3. has decent battery life and uses batteries which don't cost alot such as Surefire flashlight batteries.
4. easy to use program under which the mental duress of a target getting ready to leave the AO doesn't cause me to stress [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] so much I can't make the calculations.
Thanks for any input you've got to offer.