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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 AM
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When Laser Technology Inc. gave me one of their new Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinders to field test I couldn't wait to get out and see what this baby would do. The first thing I noticed when they handed me the G7 BR2 was that it felt very light, weighing a little over 14 ounces. It wasn't as compact as some of the other rangefinders on the market, but still not too bulky. The Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder is approximately 5" x 4.5" x 2" give or take. When looking through the viewfinder, you can't help noticing how crisp and clear the optics are. It was like watching an HD TV. The operation buttons are comfortably located and easy to navigate. The G7 BR2 Rangefinder's illuminated display is easy to see in all lighting conditions, and there is an indicator on the left side that tells you when the laser is firing. Read More...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:40 AM
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Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Field Test

Great article. I am tired of not being able to range shootable animals with Leica rangefinders. My Swarovski was sent back to Austria after being dropped so I didn't have it for hunting season this fall so I had to depend on the Leicas. No comparison. They SUCK. I will own a G7 shortly. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:32 PM
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Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Field Test

Curious what Leica rangefinder you are using. This hasn't been my experience at all.

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Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Field Test

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Curious what Leica rangefinder you are using. This hasn't been my experience at all.

Scot E.
Mine either. So is it one of the early models (flat box type) 800, 900 or 1200?

or is it the newer CRF in a 1200 or 1600?

Have you ever dropped it too?

If you like the Swaro better than the Leica you have, and the Leica is a new model 1600 there is something wrong.

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Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Field Test

It's the 1600 and the Geovids. Neiter are as accurate or consistent as the Swaro. They will be the last Leicas I will own, period.
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Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Field Test

Can't speak to the Geovids but it sounds like you got a bum 1600. That is the model I have and it is fantastic. I prefer it over the Swaro.

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I would send that 1600 in for replacement then. After owning 5 Swaros and a few Leica's I can tell you something is wrong. I was done with the Swaro's when they cost me a nice White tail and a great elk. The huge beam of the Swaro will bite sooner or later. As will the large beam in the G7 if you are not careful. I have tested all the above mentioned against a Vectronix PLRF10 and know where the weaknesses lie. If you are so inclined there is plenty of great data on this site. The search engine in the upper right corner is where I would start.

Thanks for the reply and good hunting to you.

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