Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review
That sounds like a pretty good review. I am sure alot of people will be satisfied with that unit.
Seems that Broz and I were typing at the same time and we both have the same concerns.
Now for my question: How well does it perform on flat ground?
The beam divergence seems to be a question that needs to be addressed IMO. Just from watching all of the DE/Shawns' dvds, It seems that he hunts and shoots in pretty steep country with good solid backdrops directly behind his targets most of the time.? It's fairly easy to get a rangefinder to read accurately when the landscape is only a couple of yards behind the target.
But how about out here in the flat land, where you can see 3 miles and there may only be 100' of elevation change over that entire stretch (some places there is virtually no elevation change over a 3 mile stretch of land). Out here where I live and hunt, the landscape (or a piece of brush, or small cutbank) can easily be 50 yds beyond the target and easily within the beams pattern. IME the rangefinders tend to bounce back off these reflective things better than the antelope or coyote or prarie dog that we're actually trying to get the range of.
Someone stated that the algorithems (maybe not spelled right) used in the G7 kinda eliminate the problems associated with large beam divergence, but frankly that is talking over my head. I'd like to see it in action.
Shawn, did you get to test the unit on flat ground? I would be more than willing to test this unit out on the praries and write a "flat land review" if Gunwerks would be willing to send me one. Hell, if it performs like Shawn experienced out on the praries too, I'd even buy the unit. I am sure this would be interesting to the readers of LRH.
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