Well felas, I bit the bullet , and ordered a G7 BR2 rangefinder. I must say this thing is nothing short of amazing, first off I unpacked it , inspected it and began reading the manuel. Simular in the programing department to a enduro racing computer I once owned. I feel I will have to review the manuel a few times to realy get my head around this thing but I will have it with a little practice. After skimming the manuel I set it on range only mode , and after fooling around the yard with it a while it was time to air this thing out. So with pelican case , soft case and rangefinder in hand I loaded up in the jeep and headed to the lock and dam on Red River a few miles from the house where I can see some distance from concrete bench tables ( a steady rest). After ranging various objects in the 1-700 yd range I noticed a heron sitting on a channel buoy so I lit it up and wala 1384, 1385 and 1384. Next shot was on a dike on the bank ajacent to it 1396 1396, 1396. Well the only object further that I was able to pick out was a bald sand bluff down the river that I was guessing was in the neighborhood 2k , after settling on the bench and holding the button for about a secnd bam 2583 2585, hell I almost dropped this thing !It took me a minute to realize just how effective this thing is . As for now I am learning how to use all of the features of this instrument , I can only see some serious good coming out of this thing!!!