Early Long Range Shooting Technology

Shawn Carlock

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BountyHunter

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Hell I had all those and then some. Whole binder of ballistic charts at different temps and air pressure. Pick the closest for the day. Barrs and Stroud optical rangefinders and the Wildes.
 

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Even know a guy or two that had the illegal, smuggled in from Canada non eye safe Russian 20 kilometer laser rangefinders. One still using his. I mentioned I saw one for sale to a laser company rep at a trade show and got a visit from the FDA investigator as those are dangerous and illegal to even possess. Yes, FDA has oversight of lasers.
 

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The first rule of black market laser range finders is; you do not talk about black market laser rangefinders.... lol.
Almost scary to think about what’s on the horizon for LR shooting technology.
Yes but scarier to think people have a laser than can burn eyes out miles away and have no clue as to what they really have.
 

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Hell I had all those and then some. Whole binder of ballistic charts at different temps and air pressure. Pick the closest for the day. Barrs and Stroud optical rangefinders and the Wildes.
LOL...I still have all my early 80's red 3 ring binders with tabs marked for each caliber page/s! Separate binders for my varmint rifles, target rifles, and then the mid and larger hunting calibers. Well remember sitting and lying on the P-dog fields with an open page with the proper caliber/load and environmental data. All printed from an early 5 1/2" floppy ballistic software program on a monochrome screen.

And then there was this range finder:

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Also, we used varied mildot and BDC scopes to estimate game distance based on the average height or chest of deer, elk etc.
 
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Blancoalex

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I still to this day use my Leupold Duplex(subtensions) for effective 300 yd rangefinder and holdover on our Texas deer.
 
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