Originally Posted by Xrayvision
It seems possible to overcome the wider beam divergence of the G7 if one knows how to use the mode functions. If folks here are discovering otherwise I would like to hear about it. I have read all the reviews I can find, but still have reservations on both.
Ryan, it sure can be overcome in most cases. I set it up to fail and it did twice for me. The near / far mode did not fix the problem. One case was not far, like 600 yards and the difference in the reported distance and the real distance was only a difference in impact of 3". But the other was out about 950 and would have been a complete miss. Those distances are close, I am going off memory here.
I always recommend starting over the game and work down if there is any doubt. That helps, along with a steady rest like a rear bag tossed on top the scope while prone, works pretty good.