Anybody using a Trupulse 200b?

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  1. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    I want a 200x, but had to settle for something I can afford.

    It is a 2000 yard RF that claims effective range to 1000 on non reflective targets.

    I think it will be just what I want.

    So far, I have decided that unless it has a 2000-2500 yard max range, it won't work at 1000 in real life.

    I picked mine up on eBay for $300, so I hope it's a good deal.

    Hope to hear some good reviews on glass and operation.
     
  2. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    Max range formula for LRF's.

    MER= (2000- bs)/2

    Where BS is the bull the manufacturer claims which is about 10% of "max distance"

    That would give me a Max effective range of 900. I can live with that.
     
  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    I find no mention of beam divergence in their stuff?
     
  4. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    They talk about it as if it is field of view, in inches at 1000m. It is on my box.

    I was able to get the stuff to make a few remote triggers for it!


    I am very excited about that!
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    Punisher,

    Field of view is how much area can be seen at one time.

    Beam divergency is the area covered by the lazer beam. If it's the size of an elk or so. Good.

    If it's covers half the mountain side, not so good.:)
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    Did some quick and dirty googling...

    found the following:

    To be able to separate closely spaced targets in the tree crown, I need a device with a narrow laser beam. TruPulse200 is said to be such a rangefinder.

    In viewtopic.php?f=69&t=2861&p=11271&hilit=impulse200lr+trupulse#p11271
    our shared friend Michael. W. Taylor wrote:
    Impulse200LR: 3) Wide laser beam. size of Nat Geo magazine at 1000 feet vs. deck of cards for Trupulse at same distance.

    You told me, beam divergence of TP200 is 3 m at distance of 1000 m (TP200X 2 x 4 m at 1000 m).

    These two statements do not match, please clear up!

    Me: Deck of cards size??? Nah....me thinks.

    Further digging:

    "Concerning the structure of the beam, there are now statements from the German distributor Breithaupt that refer to sources of LTI:

    Laser spot related to 100 m:
    TP200: ellipse lying, 42cm wide, 22cm high
    TP200X: ellipse, 20cm wide, 15cm high

    All TruPulse are equipped with infrared pulse lasers (I must correct my earlier statement)."

    Me:

    1 meter = 1.093 613 298 3 yard
    20 centimeter = 7.874 015 748 inch
    15 centimeter = 5.905 511 811 inch

    Rounding up for shaky hands such as mine :) that's 8" wide and 6" high @ 100 Meters.

    Distance correction to yards: 1/1.093 613 298 3 = 0.91440000003153

    Therefore: (that's math talk :roll eyes:)) again rounding 7" x 5.5" @ 100 yards or

    70" x 55" @ 1K. This is for the 200X which seems pretty damn good to me.
    Or 1.94 yards by 1.53 yards. gun)

    All of this depends on my ability to calculate stuff properly. Which is questionable at times...

    Go here for a darn good read. These folks are as persnickety as some of us..:D
    Native Tree Society BBS • View topic - Testing TruPulse 200 X

    Manufacturers statement:

    The Laser Technology TruPulse 200x rangefinder achieves a maximum range of 1900 m (6233 ft) to non-reflective targets and 2500 m (8200 ft) to reflective targets. With an inclination accuracy of +/- 0.1°, the this rangefinder is accurate to +/- 4 cm (1.5 in) to typical targets and remains accurate within a foot (30 cm) at maximum range. The TruPulse 200x provides 7x power optics for optimum viewing with a 100 m (330 ft) in-scope field of view (at 915 m (3000 ft) away) and in-scope data display.
     
  7. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad deal. So far I am mixed on the performance. I can't hit the tree in my neighbor's pasture at 1155 yards, but get a telephone pole at 980 every time.

    I am looking forward to getting the remote trigger working!
     
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    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    I have had the opportunity to use it more and I prefer the bushnell elite 1500 that I had. It worked better.

    Now I have to get the G7

    I was hoping this was going to be close since they are made by the same compNy and have similar operating ranges.
     
  9. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your time, effort and posting.

    All I gotta say is . . . poop!