RF beam width??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by gjk5, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Zeiss Victory PRF, it is a GREAT rangefinder and the glass is super clear. It ranges well over it's advertised max.

    But I feel like the beam is really wide, I have issues with things OTHER than my intended target impeding the view and getting ranged instead, brush primarily.

    I searched "rangefinder beam width" and only got three results, any thoughts (or previous threads) on this subject?

    Or am I just being unrealistic and at those ranges (1K yds +) ANY rangefinder is going to widen up significantly?
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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  3. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    thanks, some good resources in that thread. I knew before I asked this question that I was going to start looking hard at the G7 also.

    One other fault I have with the Zeiss is the lack of angle compensation. Many of the others have it.

    The glass is SO good though, I use it as my "mini binos" before breaking out the 15's.

    I want something that will go tight and give me a true range adjusted for angle, I am shooting a MKV .30-378 with a Conquest and Kenton turret, but often in the oak brush and at extreme angles.
     
  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Take a long look at the Leica CRF 1600.

    I have a CRF 1200 and the glass is very good. Beam divergence is low, and it actually ranges what it claims.

    From what I read, the 1600 is a step up - ranges farther, and also computes angle and barometric pressure. The reviews say that the ballistic curves aren't the best, but the raw data is spot on.