Fooling around with a logo

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Len Backus, May 4, 2007.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Just a very rough, "draft quality" concept. The square reticle idea isn't original.

    There would be a uniform background color all across the header.

    Any comments?
     
  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Len, I like it.

    Wildcat
     

  3. ss7mm

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    Len:

    You asked........so you shall receive.

    I checked all of my scopes and couldn't find one with a square field of view. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif It just looks a little weird to me in the square format.

    Also, and this is just a personal preference based on the types of scope reticles I use..............I'd find it more visually appealing to me personally, to have a reticle such as the NF NPR2 or R1 displayed. Although I'd find almost any type of graduated indicating reticle to be visually appealing as an indicator of the long range shooting/hunting format.

    I also, personally, would rather see the intersection of the crosshairs placed on the animals body in an appropriate location for a killing shot, such as high shoulder or behind the shoulder as in a lung shot. The horizontal hold on the animal's backline indicates someone holding over and I'm of the belief that the vast majority of serious long range hunters/shooters dial for the distance as opposed to holding over.

    I know that it's a prototype, so to speak, but I'd hope that in the final version you would show an actual picture of whatever animal you choose and make the whole logo more lifelike, realistic and visually appealing.

    I don't know how fancy you are planning on getting, or how far your software will let you go, but I'd hope we get to see several of your varied versions in the days ahead.

    I think the general concept is great and I'm sure whatever you end up using will be visually appealing and will represent what the Long Range Hunting site is all about.
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Dick

    Thanks, the reticle is just one I lifted off the internet. I, too, was bothered by the hold-over and would plan to change that. So far...I like the square format because it is unique...not meant to be totally realistic.
     
  5. barnesgrunt

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    it shows the crosshairs placed high on the back of the deer. this is what we all dream about doing, all year long. i think the concept is there but, an actule picture might serve it more justice.
     
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    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    Good start. I like the idea of a mil dot reticle but how about a four digit number in red on the bottom right to show distance? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. royinidaho

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    My very first reaction was that Len is enjoying some leisure time. Thats a good thing.

    Next immediate reaction was /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif as that same sight picture with just a little light between the back and horizontal line, is the exact sight picture I used for about 5 shots on the largest buck I've ever seen and shot at. The problem was that the scope was on 3X instead of 9X. Hell, the damn thing was only 150 yds away instead of 350!! By the time I got things sorted out he was over the mountain.

    I still like the logo.
     
  8. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    With a deer of that quality the sight picture is all wrong!

    Generally all I see is a waving tail with me in the rear view mirror /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Looks good to me, perhaps the crosshair a little lower.

    edge.
     
  9. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    Guess I'm not so picky Len, you're site just keeps looking better. One suggestion is you can leave a design up for say 6 mo. and then change it to add a little variety.
    db
     
  10. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    Len, I like the square idea but you could change the critter monthy or somthing. The title Long range hunting would look nice in a different script instead of blockish. All the poke a dots in the back ground mybe a mountian scene.
    There is my two cent worth.

    I might add I think you have done a great job here and I am very happy to be part of it. By far the best site I have found.


    KUDOS

    RH
     
  11. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    rotorhead

    The polkadots are some wierd effect I got when creating the gif file. Not something I intend to keep. I kind of like the square shape bercause it is a little different, maybe stylish.

    Is there anyone out there that would like to take a stab at using the square shape and turn it into the look of a rangefinder superimposed over a deer?
     
  12. ss7mm

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    similar to...........

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    Or you could use a nice buck like this one
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  13. Buffalobob

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  14. Jimm

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    Hey Len ,

    This is a good fun project , let it run a spell . There can be some good ideas come as folks get to think about it .

    If you want a lot of input that has a lot of time thinking about the project just tell everyone that the person providing the logo of choice will receive a custom Dakota rifle ( caliber your choice ) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Jim B