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# Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

#204
03-25-2014, 12:33 AM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: Taupo, New Zealand Posts: 32
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

As far putting in wind values I guess you still need a wind meter, and how do you allow for wind direction corrections when you put the end value into the G7 BR2 ?
#205
03-25-2014, 07:17 AM
 Gold Member Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: New Castle colorado Posts: 790
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

You still have to do a little calculating for wind. The BR2 will give corrections for wind speeds in 5 mph increments. I measure wind speed with an anemometer, then I use .1 of the 10 mph correction X wind speed. Ex. 4.5 MOA for a 10 mph wind and I have a 3.5 mph cross wind. 3.5 X .45 = 1.575 MOA correction. The angle of the wind to your bullet path will add another variable.
#206
03-25-2014, 08:00 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 7,739
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

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 Originally Posted by Sika Slayer As far putting in wind values I guess you still need a wind meter, and how do you allow for wind direction corrections when you put the end value into the G7 BR2 ?
Yes, you still need to have a wind meter so all other devices are not eliminated unless you want to guess. The G7 gives you corrections in 5 mph wind increments and only for full value wind. You push buttons to page through the values to find you closest wind. If you have a 7 mph wind from a 10 o:clock (1/2 value) you will need to look at the difference between the given 5mph and 10mph then divided that for the 1/2 value you have. One reason I sold my G7 and continue to use my ballistic app. If you want to get down and split hairs on a windy day using an app is just as fast in my opinion.

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#207
04-23-2014, 02:14 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Mar 2012 Location: Mesa AZ Posts: 73
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

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 Originally Posted by Broz Yes, you still need to have a wind meter so all other devices are not eliminated unless you want to guess. The G7 gives you corrections in 5 mph wind increments and only for full value wind. You push buttons to page through the values to find you closest wind. If you have a 7 mph wind from a 10 o:clock (1/2 value) you will need to look at the difference between the given 5mph and 10mph then divided that for the 1/2 value you have. One reason I sold my G7 and continue to use my ballistic app. If you want to get down and split hairs on a windy day using an app is just as fast in my opinion. Jeff

I just bought a BR2 and a Kestrel 4500NV Ballistic. I figure between the two i should be able to get a decent solution. (shooter app for backup)
#208
04-23-2014, 04:20 PM
 SPONSOR Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 64
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

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 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.
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#209
04-23-2014, 05:35 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Mar 2012 Location: Missouri Posts: 89
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

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 Originally Posted by skipdavidson 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.
Thanks for the great information. It's nice to hear from someone who makes them! I can't wait to get my hands on one. It won't be long, I've made up my mind. Thanks again!
#210
04-23-2014, 08:37 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Kindred, ND Posts: 293
Re: Gunwerks G7 BR2 Rangefinder Review

Aaron, what do you think of a LRH group buy? It would probably entice a few more people to try out the unit.

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