barr and stroud rangefinders

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by mjvil, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. mjvil

    mjvil New Member

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    Anyone know where i can get a good Barr and Stroud Rangefinder? Willing to shop overseas.gun)
     
  2. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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  3. mjvil

    mjvil New Member

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    thanks , i`ll have a look.
     
  4. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    deutsche opiic is a reputable outfit, and also have technicians capable of repairs.
    wild is about identicle to a barr&stroud and is also an excellant rangefinder.
    i believe they made units up till the late 80s or so, and that could be a plus.
    whereas barr&stroud stopped production shortly after ww2.

    ive owned a barr&stroud 250 for about 35 years. it is still in very good condition.
    many of these units are failing however, due to age and a breakdown of the glued areas on the internal lens system.
    repairs are a problem due to very few remaining qualified technicians.
    there are only 2 types who attemp to dissasemble these things. those qualified, and fools.
    i have tried every one of the popular laser units. for reliability under all conditions, none can compare to these units. the only exception ive seen are the military lazer units.
    i would be looking for the newest best condition unit i could find. or trade up as the oppurtunity presents itself.
     
  5. mjvil

    mjvil New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. Mark and Leegun)