Vectronix Terrapin PLRF (rated to 2625 Yards)

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by ELR Researcher, May 25, 2013.

  1. ELR Researcher

    ELR Researcher Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for an excellent-quality, well-reviewed, portable laser range finder (PLRF) with rated capability beyond 2000 yards. I settled on a Vectronix Terrapin, which is rated for 2400 meters (2625 yards) - specs at Vectronix > HOME (brochure link in the lower right). I then set out to find a decent price. MANY resellers later I was getting the feeling tha Vectronix had the reseller price locked at $1995. Fortunately I then ran across a forum post (not on LRH) that mentioned a primarily government-only reseller, Potomac River Group (Vectronix Terrapin Pocket Laser Rangefinder). They have Terrapins in stock at $1825 plus $20 for shipping. I ordered mine this morning and thought I'd pass along the info for others that might be in a similar situation.

    Good shooting!
     
  2. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    I did the same thing. You will be very pleased when you get it.
     

  3. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    Potomac River will aslo give you a current /andor former military discount. Makes their price the best out there.

    JeffVN
     
  4. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    I had my Vectronix Terrapin on the range Saturday. I was sitting on a stool and had the unit on my lap. It fell off my lap and hit the concrete the unit broke and I am in the process of sending the unit back to Vectronix. I was extremely disappointed this mill speck range finder failed after a 2 foot fall.
     
  5. ELR Researcher

    ELR Researcher Well-Known Member

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    TH:

    Sorry to hear about your mishap. Is Vectronix covering the repair? Spec says tested to 40 g.

    Anyone know of a cover for the Terrapin? I see that it comes with a strap, and there are rubber covers available for the PLRF25, but my Internet search turned up no hits for a cover for the Terrapin. I'd certainly be interested in a cover similar to the one available for the 25.
     
  6. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    A rubber type cover would be nice to protect the unit.
     
  7. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that, but can you explain what broke so we can all be careful?

    Thx
    Elmer
     
  8. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    The electronic reading inside the unit broke. Normally it reads underneath the cross hair. It was not reading at all I was receiving 3 dashes that looked like this --- at an angel above the cross hair. Also something inside the unit was rattling which tells me something broke. Ill report back once I receive word from the manufacter.
     
  9. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    OOPs hope its not that delicate, that's all we need being on a hunt and dropping it.
    Thanks
    Elmer
     
  10. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    well researcher thanks got mine today . hell good price and overnight shipping !! i asked garret at potomac about the covers nothing that he knows of . he did say if you ever have a problem that they will take care of it ..
     
  11. ELR Researcher

    ELR Researcher Well-Known Member

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    Bubba:

    Glad to pass the word. I also received mine this week.

    BTW, I inquired of Garret (at PRG Defense) whether they could also provide the "Kestrel 4500 NV Ballistics Weather Tracker™ with Horus® ATrag® Software" and they ordered one for me - $580 shipped, which is less than Kestrel or Horus direct. Again, the only folks that I could find that are discounting this product. That noted, their price on the base Kestrel 4500 NV can be bettered elsewhere (like thru Amazon).
     
  12. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    I received mine a few weeks ago and have been very pleased ranging
    past 2000 yards.