Originally Posted by sniperboy
Hi to all
Does anyone use the barrett optical ranging system, and what are your thoughts on the system? Got the nightforce software in mind but a firend mentioned the bors system to me so just having a look into it.
Get yourself a Kestrel and use it with your exbal and a dell axium (used on ebay for about 65 bucks).
The kestrel will give you all the data you need for the Xbal and then some. You also get wind info with the kestrel, if you are a new shooter, this is very valuable as it teaches you how to read wind. The kestrel is cheap enough, it won't break your bank if it ever fails, although I have never talked to anyone who had a kestrel go bad.
I think new shooters need to learn the basics (old school first) before they jump into a unit like the bors, I also don't like a single point of failure on any piece of equipment.
If I remember right, the bors does not allow for single digit pressures. Let me tell you, if this is the case, you are toast when you get out there at long ranges. All elements are critical at long ranges (altitude, pressure, humidity & temp), but of all them, Pressure will eat your lunch if you are not on the money.