barr&stroud rangefinder

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by 30-06 boy, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. 30-06 boy

    30-06 boy Well-Known Member

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    a friend of mine has a barr&stroud rangefinder that he would like to know what it is worth.its about 3 feet long and will range from 300 meters to 7000 meters.he bought it at the eastern sports and outdoor show a few years ago.purcased from Deutshe Optik,san diego,Ca.name on instructions say"wild Coincidence Rangefinder Model TM 2 *)cm Base".thanks guys
     
  2. Mpvoigt

    Mpvoigt Member

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    The Barr & Stroud and Wilde rangefinders are differnt brands and made in different countries.

    There are some very good units and many rebuilt ones from resellers that may or may not function well. I have seen several rebuilt units that would not hold calibration, but the good ones are fairly rugged.

    I bought an original Barr and Stroud several years ago from a collector. I paid $750 and it has been spot on ranging targets to extreme distances (over 10K meters).

    Hope this helps
    MV
     

  3. 30-06 boy

    30-06 boy Well-Known Member

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    how can i tell if he has a "good" one or a "junk" one?
     
  4. rgc54

    rgc54 New Member

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    the wild rangefinders are going for $300.00 to $500.00 depending on condition. to see if it works range on an object several times on different days and see if you get the same reading.
    I have a wild dated 1972 it is great for ground hogs and looks brand new, bought in 1992
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    Talk to Jerry Phillips in PA. He is an expert in these and often has several for sale.

    (215) 757-5037

    BH