Ranging Spotter vs. Ranging Scope & Laser

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by kfrye, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Just curious as to what the consensus would be to have a spotter that could be used to range (ffp) versus a riflescope with ranging reticle and a laser guide- along with a spotter without a reticle.

    I have a swaro laser and am looking to upgrade to a Nightforce for next year and pick up a quality spotter to go along with it. I like the Swaro units but would like to have the ability to range in case the laser goes down. Of course there is always the scope to use as a back up. Just want to have the bases covered.

    Thanks for the advice in advance!
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    The Laser is the only way to go.

    My experience says that there is too much variation in body size and/or hair roughed up to get an accurate range w/a reticle.

    For spot on performance I've found the Laser to be more reliable for ranging.

    Just one guy's opinion...............

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    +1 Roy, I typed a response twice and decided not to post it (I guess I knew you would do it for me).