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...