Another Range Finder Question???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Dalebow, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I bought one of the new leupold dna range finders, I can get straight line of sight distance, but to use the angle option I have to pick a ballistic match, well my guns dont match any of them.
    What is a good range finder that will give me the true distance to the target taking the angle or slope into account without all the ballistic crap?
    Thanks
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    dont know if there is one I use a leica its only one part of an entire system though. atmsphirics all need to be entered real time along with angle. good luck
     

  3. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    With Gunwerks G7, available on here, though they give you all the ballistic info you can also get the angle, horizontal distance, temp, and air pressure for every range taken.
     
  4. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    the G7 only gives you ballistic compensation out to 1400 yards.
     
  5. Dalebow

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    I just want one that gives me simple distance to target taking into account the angle, dont care about ballistics, wind, any of that, just a good one for rifle, I can calculate the rest.
     
  6. JackinSD

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    Are you using a ballistic progam for these calculations?
     
  7. WapitiBob

    WapitiBob Well-Known Member

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    Leupold RX1000i TBR w/DNA

    $50 difference between the 1000i DNA and the TBR w/DNA models

    Leica 1600B will do TBR past 100 yards for $799
     
  8. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I got the Leupold 1000 with DNA, it wont give you range with angle unless you choose a ballistic program

    I will check out the leica
     
  9. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    True, 'tho it will range well beyond 1400 yards and it will still give distance and angle without a ballistic profile entered as I understood the OP to ask for.
     
  10. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I will check out the G7, sounds like what I am looking for.
     
  11. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I know, i was just letting the op know that it gives ballistic compensation out to 1400 yards.
     
  12. WapitiBob

    WapitiBob Well-Known Member

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    Because you didn't get the TBR model.

    The "DNA" designation has nothing to do with angle compensation. The TBR models have angle comp.
     
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  13. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I DID get the TBR model, you can only use angle compensation if you choose a ballistic match which it uses very basic generic ones which dont match .........like my 257 weatherby 80gr ttsx moving 3800 fps
     
  14. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Do you need it need to match your ballistics to give you a true horizontal distance? In other words, do you only need the correct horizontal distance and do the rest of the calculations yourself?

    Or were you hopeful of it having an exact match so that it gave you your scope adjustments without using anything else?

    I don't own the rangefinder you are using, others that are similiar, just trying to understand the problem.

    As an example, my rangefinder doesn't have a ballistic profile that fits my ballistics either. However, when I chose one it will give me the angle of the shot. Which I then use as an input into my ballistics program.