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

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    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

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    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

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

    AJ