G7 br2

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by D Scott, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. D Scott

    D Scott Well-Known Member

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    has anyone used the new Gunweks G7Br2 unit ? any comparisons to other units oit there in that price range ? I was also looking at the swaro for 999.00
    any feedback would be appreciated

    thanks Scott
     
  2. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Search function is your friend. But, this link is probably the best to start with: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f18/g7-br2-vs-leica-1600-b-98085/
     

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  4. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    I agree with broz the Lieca is better I have no experiance with the BR2 as my 1600 is hard to beat.
     
  5. Alan Griffith

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    I started with an old Bushnell 15 plus years ago. Then moved up to the swaro. Then on to the Leica 1600 and 1600B. I now own the g7 br2 and things have just continually gotten better and better.

    Each has their own limitations as well as positive points. For me the g7 just has more positive and very few limitations; actually only one that I can think of.

    Alan
     
  6. D Scott

    D Scott Well-Known Member

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    which one is that ?
     
  7. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    "which one is that ?"

    The wide laser beam divergence mentioned by both Carlos and Broz.

    Alan
     
  8. D Scott

    D Scott Well-Known Member

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    does that translate into a functional use problem at distances up to 1000 yrds ? I would like to get a unit that can easily range up to 1 k, if you had to pick betwen the swaro and the G7, which way would you lean ?

    thanks Scott
     
  9. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Not up to but beyond 1000. That's a subjective distance too.

    For me, the issue is when lasing a target over some what flat ground, past an object the beam will pick up first or last. Flat "er" ground that antelope typical inhabit can present problems where the lased beam can bounce back from an object which is closer or further to you than the antelope is. A narrow beam allows you pinpoint the antelope and miss the "brush", for example, that is in front of or behind the antelope. I have a spot up in the mountains where I either do load development or practice that has a 4'x4' sheet of plywood as my target backer. It sits in front of a large tree. The distance is easily picked up by my G7 as 920 yds. I also have a steel target at 950 yds that is just to the left side of the same tree and to the right side of another tree, also at 920. I have to get my beam between the two trees to read 950. Often times it reads 920 to me. The G7 can "sometimes" over come a near or far object by the use of the "near" or "far" feature. The G7 "can" but not always, ignore a close or far object that is bouncing the laser back to you. In typical mountain hunting unwanted features that bounce a beam back to you are less likely, not impossible, due to the canyons and heights we shoot across and from.

    Hope that's as clear as mud.

    Here is one of my mountain spots. In the circle, you can see a narrow opening between the trees where I can set the steel target back to 950. But getting that ever widening beam between those trees can be a challenge.

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    Here you see my 1/2 silhouette steel in a place where I I'm looking back to where I shoot from an elevated bluff in the circled area. A wide beam laser will hit one or both of the small juniper trees and give a shorter distance that is actually to the steel. I now set the steel in front of the little tree to the left which is at 660 yds.

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  10. Alan Griffith

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    Here is a LRF dream. Cliffs with nothing inbetween. I pick out a spot on the cliff and hit it. Nothing to get between me the laser beam and the cliff. I practice regularly from 1089 yds to 1784 yds on these cliffs.

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  11. rick523

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    If I had to pick between one, I would pick the leica 1600 or 1600B, I ranged 1847 yds last week with my 1600b on a rock. ranged several elk in the 1400- 1600 yd range. If all you are worried about is 1000? The choice should not be that hard. Read Broz comparison tests, then make up your own mind as to what you need.
     
  12. 406precision

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    I have owned both a g7 and a leica 1600 and I prefer the g7. It took me over a year to bite the bullet and buy one, but after shooting side by side with the leica and my shooting partners g7 I finally decided that the g7 was the best option for me. I had a terrapin in my hands as well and although there is no doubt it was the stronger rangefinder. The added options of the g7 made it my choice.

    You will have no issues out to 1000 yards or further if you take the time to learn how to use the rangefinder effectively. Understanding and using the different settings makes a huge difference in performance.

    We have used the g7 out past 2000 yards with excellent results and I have ranged elk and deer beyond the 1400 yard max of the ballistic program with no issue. You just need to be sure of your target and practice to know your getting a true range.

    That being said if you are going to be shooting elr distances 1200-3000 yards than the terrapin would be my pick..but if your primarily hunting at distances under that the g7 is pretty damned hard to beat especially if you practice with the unit.
     
  13. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    +1 What he said!!!!

    Alan
     
  14. extreme

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    + 2 What he said.