Terrapin testing today.

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Trikstr, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    Went out this morning hoping to see a coyote, deer or other targets to range.
    Terraping was mounted on window mount and conditions were overcast. 3d turned allowing it show if it picked up more than one range flashes(up to 3).
    Black cow
    1643
    1646
    1695*
    1645 flashing 1695*
    1690*
    1636
    *= probably ground behind cow

    Brown cow
    1651
    1650
    1653

    Furthest range was on a single cedar tree 4400+ yds. Took 9 readings with 5 ranges and 4 fail to reads.
    4406
    4403
    ---- fail
    ----
    4408
    4404
    ----
    ----
    4405
    I'll post some pics as replies of deer and a horse seperately as my connection is slow and times out.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    wow, looks good to me

    Jeff
     

  3. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    Tumble weed in yellow grass.

    Terrapin on window mount. Light clouds, sun at 6:00. Camera 5x zoom. Aiming circle purosely offset so you can see tumble weed. Had 3d turned on so that it would show if it picked up closer or further hits. 9 readings taken. *= further behind or miss.
    1241
    1244
    1247 flashing 1288*
    1249
    1250
    1249 flashing 1286*
    1285*
    1248
    1247 flashing 1284
     

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    I just placed a order for a pair today.........they told me a couple weeks but I'm betting it will be at least a month, based on the recent order volume. I met a guy last fall with a terrapin range finder, I don't know which model but was impressed enough to try thier latest version.

    I'm hoping for similar results, being able to cvonsistantly range out to a mile will make shooting rocks and steel all the better :)
     
  5. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    Gap between tree and horse behind.

    Same setup and conditions as above.
    3 deer walked through gap between cedars. Don't think they were in exactly the same spot.
    1st deer 1138 yds
    2nd 1116
    3rd 1107
    trees on either side of gap
    left 807
    right 806
    sandy ground between 807
    Horse way behind. 6 readings
    1821
    1822
    1819
    3 fail to reads
    1818
     

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    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    The one that impressed me.

    Same setup and conditions. Deer just left of cedar tree. Only took 2 readings of deer, one of tree.
    1060
    1060
    tree 725
     

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  7. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Re: The one that impressed me.


    This was a good test for the beam divergence. Many Rf's would have stumbled here.

    Good job

    Jeff
     
  8. Greyfox

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    Where is the best place tp purchase one of these rangefinders?
    Thanks
     
  9. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    After looking at the picture with the horse closer it appears to me that there is no way the tree on the right side can only be one yard closer than the left tree.
    Gonna go back out this AM and look around some more. Maybe I'll walk down and check.
    They can be ordered through. Talk to Alina Hussey
    POTOMAC RIVER GROUP LLC
    801 Sycolin Rd, STE 210
    Leesburg, VA 20175
    703-771-3003
     
  10. joseph

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    Didn't see anything about the range finder on their web site, but did see a helmet pad that the government pays $486.00 and we can get the same one for $122.54 if I am reading it right. I guess that's where our taxes go.

    :: Potomac River Group :: Products Division

    joseph

    PS: Sorry for high jacking the Thread.
     
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    Re: The one that impressed me.

    I'm with Jeff on his comment.

    You are beginning to reveal beam divergence fine points.

    In the pic that Jeff commented on, note the fence wire on the deer's back. Wonder if that fence wire may have been detected?

    The aiming circle sure seems to be the proper size for my liking. 1060 yds and the deer fits right in there. Beam divergence seems to be within the aiming circle.

    Keep up the testing and reporting. I'm pretty much hooked.....
     
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    I f you are a member of Snipes hide, they had a group buy that ends today, for $ 1825. And was Potomac River group. 571-234-1774.
     
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    Thanks.