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Old 09-17-2002, 07:41 PM
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Old 09-17-2002, 09:46 PM
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Re: Russian LRU-1 Rangefinder story

Thank you for an interesting read. You have just made 99% of the guys on this board green with envy.
Good luck with your hunting.
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Old 09-18-2002, 09:53 AM
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Re: Russian LRU-1 Rangefinder story

Was this one of Darryl's units? did you have any trouble getting across the border? What was the price?

Bought myself a Wild this year and have really enjoyed using it. Because I can now range, I did some shooting to my goal for the year...1 mile.

Unfortunately, the terrain did not allow me to shoot to 1 mile, instead I settled for 1800m (1960yds). I doubt I will hunt at that range but for plinking, no problem.

I used my 300Wby and 155gr Amax bullets. Flight time was a little long but accuracy is definitely enough. When the wind was still, it was no problem dropping the bullets into a 2 ft area. When the wind did gust, some must have blown more then several feet as their impact could not be seen.

Unless I had an area that I could flag, I would be concerned about wind causing a miss on game. I am sure that more practise and a better combo would reduce the drift. Working on my 300 RUM and 240gr Mk this fall.

Good luck with your shooting...

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Old 09-18-2002, 10:50 AM
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Re: Russian LRU-1 Rangefinder story

Thanks for the review. How many firings are you getting before recharging the battery? I wonder if you have access to a YP1000 and Lieca 1200 for a side by side comparison to 1400yds or so in early morning, daytime and late evening conditions? This would help the guy that has to wait for a while to get a better idea how accurate and consistant the two most commonly used LR finders the LR hunter on a budget is currently using.

Also the huge value of a pocket LRF for use to around 1000 yards cannot be denied. Past 500 yards or so distance is so easily misjudged. If their is a handheld model accurate to around 1000 yards, it should be eatablished which one has the best capability for the task at hand, and you could be the man to do just this.

I have a YP1000 availible to you for testing, maybe someone else has the other models for simultanious testing also. Just email me. Appreciate your time and input on this.

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Old 09-18-2002, 10:53 AM
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Re: Russian LRU-1 Rangefinder story

Brent

With a full charge, you will get 300 firings with a fresh battery.

The comparison would be VERY lopsided in favor of the Russian which WILL range in ANY condition you care to try it in. Sun or shade will give the SAME reading EVERYTIME.

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Old 09-18-2002, 02:28 PM
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Re: Russian LRU-1 Rangefinder story

Denny

Awesome review of the Russina LRF, I know I am green with envy. Amazing!!!

I have the new Leica 1200 and I can tell you right now it won't even do anything near the Russian unit. I can range on Mule deer to approximately 600 yards but the unit will range out to 1200 yards on 6' patches of trees without a tripod, at that range it takes about 5 pushes of the button to get a reading. But I can get instant readings out to 900 yards using small trees. Off of waist high sage brush I can range to about 750 yards. It is an awesome handheld unit but will never measure up to the Russian unit.

I used to have a Bush Yardage pro 1000 but replaced it with the Leica, the Leica blows the Bushnell out of the water.
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