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MTC rapier 2 range finder

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

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    Works at night mmmmm.... Could be what I need. Anyone used one?
     
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    Just done a bit of research and it just has an illuminated display for working at night, no good for working with night vision. Just shows how those airgun mags can mislead youBack to the drawing board :(
     
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    Ordered one a couple of hours ago with some pellets, the blog says you can see the range in low light. think you can see ranges with the aid of a light, when it's dark
     
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    I found a website that states it won't see in the dark but if you're using a lamp you can use the light from it so I see it as having no benefit over a standard rf because if it can't see the target then there's not going to be a reading. May be ok for lamping but for nv no good.
     
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    What about the vortex ranger 1000 rangefinder, it has a red led/ display which you can see at night?
     
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    You can see the display on this one at night too but what's the point if you can't see your target?
     
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    The rangefinder emits a beam which you may well be able to 'see' with your nv unit, it depends on the wavelength of the laser. You would look through the nv or at the screen and wave the rangefinder about until you could see the beam on the target and then look at the display. I'm not sure how easy it would be to do this but it seems to be the only way of putting the laser beam on target without lighting it up with visible light.
     
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    Tried this with the old MTC Rangefinder in conjunction with my ns200 last year, after seeing my sons laser/camcorder combo shine up like a torch on my ns screen. Could only see my beam just in front of gun (wrong wavelength?). Might be handy on hedges or large objects which you might be able to make out, if the bunnies are just in front. I use .177 at night so range not so critical
     
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    Well Rapier 2 turned up today, and if i'm honest, it was a bit of a disapointment. The red display is harder to see in bright sunshine (would of been nice to have a black option as well), and the buttons seemed more flush to the case than the old one. Think it could make it awkward to use if wearing gloves.
    will try it out in the field when time permits :D
     
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    Short update, the red display was nowhere as bad as i thought against a darker background, but no way could i operate it with gloves, certainly not knowing if i had actually clicked on "my target". Looking at my old Rapier, the buttons are 1or2ml higher, i know a balance has to be struck with accidently switching it on in your pocket, but the one i have has virtually flush buttons. I have stuck a rubber button on top again, ready for next trip. Three rabbits fell to the R10 .22, and i was pleased with the readouts from the rangefinder :)
     

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