Originally Posted by NWmissouriman
I've read through several pages of this thread, but not all. If this question has already been asked and answered, I apologize for the repeat. When those who own the G7 range game and getting accurate readings, are you using it on a tripod or can you accurately range without the use of a tripod? I have big dreams of getting one of these this summer and I don't think the answer will sway me either way, but I am curious. I'm very hopeful that it will not require a tripod as my gun is plenty to pack around as is
One of the benefits of using the G7 is the bigger beam puts more signal on the target when using offhand. The targeting modes can separate near and far targets. I feel this device is one of the best for offhand ranging.
A side benefit of a larger beam, is we can also output more power and remain Class 1 eye safe. Combine the features above with multiple light pulses for additive signal (up to 5 second measurements) and you can really dig ranges out of tough conditions.
We do offer a 1/4-20 thread if you do decide to mount on a tripod, but I would rarely utilize that feature for hunting situations.