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Old 07-30-2002, 10:06 AM
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Re: wild rangefinder ?

Mach...

The dark eyepiece is for use in the mountains when ranging snow in bright light to reduce eye strain... it is NOT for looking at the sun.
A filter that is usable for looking at the sun MUST have a density of at least 5.0 (and that density must cover the infrared spectrum to about 5 Mu)... that is a reduction of 1:100,000 or more. The little dark lens supplied with the Wild will reduce the light about 1:4, and you will go blind [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] ... a very badd thing, as it ruins your shooting [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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... I set the board up and it looked like you said it would but I could not get the squares to line up under each other.
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If it looked like I said it would... what is the problem. Set the dial to infinity, and it should look like I said it will, with only ONE of the top lines over ONE of the bottom lines... there is no reason to have them both over each other... plus you can't do that, because the rangefinder won't range in that close.

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... infinity is it used for the height or can it also be used for the range. Is infinity the last mark on the scale or do I just turn it as far as it will go. I checked it against some ranges a friend checked with his gps they were about 10 or 15 yards difference, I could be right I hear the gps is set to fail by the military, thanks,keith.
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Infinity is used for ALL of the calibrations... it is the figure at the end of the scale that looks like an "8" lying sideways. Set the scale at this figure when doing all calibrations.

The Wild is way more accurate than a GPS to about 2,500 meters... past that the GPS has the edge because the GPS error is constant, the optical rangefinder looses accuracy as ranges increase... but to all practical shooting ranges, only the military LASERS are better.

CatShooter.

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Old 07-30-2002, 10:25 AM
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Re: wild rangefinder ?

Mach...

The dark eyepiece is for use in the mountains when ranging snow in bright light... it is NOT for looking at the sun.
A filter that isusable for looking at the sun MUST have a density of at least 5 (and that density must cover the infrared spectrum to about 4 Mu)... that is a reduction of 1:100,000 or more. The little dark lens sullpied will reduce the light about 1:4, and you will go blind [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] ... a very badd thing, as it ruins your shooting [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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... i set the board up and it looked like you said it would but i could not get the squares to line up under each other.
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If it looked like I said it would... what is the problem. Set the dial to infinity, and it should look like I said it will, with only ONE of the top lines over ONE of the bottom lines... there is no reason to have them both over each other... plus you can't do that, because the rangefinder won't range in that close.

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... infinity is it used for the height or can it also be used for the range. Is infinity the last mark on the scale or do i just turn it as far as it will go. I checked it against some ranges a friend checked with his gps they were about 10 or 15 yards difference, I could be right I hear the gps is set to fail by the military, thanks,keith.

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Infinity is used for ALL of the calibrations... it is the figure at the end of the scale that looks like an "8" lying sideways. Set the scale at this figure when doing all calibrations.

The Wind is way more accurate than a GPS to about 2,500 meters... past that the GPS has the edge becaue the GPS error is constant, the optical rangefinder looses accuracy as ranges increase... but to all practical shooting ranges, only the military LASERS are better.

CatShooter.
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Old 07-30-2002, 12:57 PM
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Re: wild rangefinder ?

Use a triangle for height, and the lath board for range.

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Old 07-30-2002, 11:13 PM
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Re: wild rangefinder ?

sounds like if i set it to infinity and it looks like this ....I.......I............
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at say 80 yards then i should be on with the height and the range.is that right thanks,keith
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