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Some MT speed goats!

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Unread 10-24-2010, 04:59 AM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

Originally Posted by bigngreen View Post
Makes the Swaro and Leica look stupid!!! I've played with two, this summer I played with one Broz had and we were ranging 2300yrd of hand with ease in a light rain 100% of the time we had ranges, no farting around, they are un-real but in the $4000 dollar range. Ouch but most of us spend thousands on rifles, optics and reloading then roll out to the field with a range finder that is not up to what the rest of our gear is capable of so I've made up my mind to figure out a way to secure one!
The thing that frustrates me the most with the range thing is that if I get a good range it's dead, my wind calls are tight, my ballistics programs and charts are tight, my rifle and shooting form is tight but my range is not, most of the range issue has been with goats which I know are tough to do, I was ranging mule deer does out over a 1000yrds with no problem this morning and getting solid ranges, just no body gave me the shot I was looking for so no trigger action. One would think with the light color of an antelope vs a mule deer that the antelope would bounce the beam better but they just don't. I'll get some LR deer action and I will be in love with the Leica again

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I figure Jeff has one despite having 3 Swaros IIRC. Unless I missed it, I'm surprise he hasn't posted anything about it.


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Unread 10-30-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

Great story and good job turning your buddy on to LRH!
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Unread 10-30-2010, 12:42 PM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

I found there tracks and the spot I had shot and ranged back to my shooting position 962yrds, BINGO, she had walked way more away from me than I thought,
Been down that road several time. Antelope in sage brush is really difficult to range.
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Unread 10-31-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

BnG, as you know I had this same problem on flat terrain. My swaro did this to me on a 200 inch WT deer in corn stalks. I'm telling ya guys, the large beam divergence will get ya, it is just a matter of time.

The PLRF10 is very expensive. But like BnG mentioned, what good is a $4000 LR rifle if you cant get an accurate range? Accurate distance is the most important part of the equation in my book.

BnG, great story and looks fun to me. Your wind calls are good and thats the hard part!! Way to go!


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Unread 11-03-2010, 07:10 PM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

Nice story, enjoyed reading it.
I liked your buck also.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 02:05 PM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

Here is another Mt goat, 550 yrd. 257 WM 110AB, my kid got one also, but got schooled with the cds, few too many turns, he burned up some ammo, of course at 15 he Knew everything
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Unread 12-26-2010, 10:22 PM
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Re: Some MT speed goats!

Very nice goat. And 550 is a good shot. What happened with the CDS? Did your boy put a full turn + on the range turrent? I just got a VX-III 3.5-10x40 from my wife for Christmas.
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