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MTC Rapier 2 range finder

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by keithy, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. keithy

    keithy Keyboard Hero

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    Just got an MTC 2 range finder, I am not overcome with it as it is very hold sensitive and hard work if you wear glasses. Compared to my Hawke 600 the plus and minus points are

    PLUSES MTC slightly smaller than Hawke, Lanyard long enough to comfortably wear around neck, waterproof,reads in decimal points ie 27.2, 28.5 etc of a yard and of course illuminated read out.
    MINUSES difficult to hold, as a result tends to suffer from shake which effects the readings. If you dont look exactly thro the centre you get double vision on the read out (this is wearing glasses). Buttons difficult to press due to waterproof seals.

    By comparison the hawke fits your hand perfectly and is much less fussy to operate, and in daylight the read out is beautifully clear.

    I was going to sell the hawke but for daylight use the Hawke is much better overall.

    I bought the MTC to use in conjunction with my Night Vision NS50 as estimating range is nigh on impossible with out some feature such as a bush or dry stone wall as a guide. The MTC will come in handy if its possible to vaguely see a feature to range and so get a point of reference for the shot. If its totaly pitch black then no joy. I will update you after i have used it more.

    Tried it again last night best to use the MTC with power off in low light conditions first and find your target then holding on target press power then press power again and hold until reading is obtained. You need to be very steady as as soon as the display lights up it dazzels the image out so you are then lazing into darkness. You need to be resting on something stable to be effective (this is in very low light) for gloomy buildings it should be fine such as ranging pidgeons in large barns etc.

    UPDATE Info from Elliot the brightness can be adjusted by pressing both MODE and POWER buttons together until SE appears at the top of the display. then repeated pressing of the mode button reduces the brightness adjust as required. press MODE and POWER together till AF appears and let the unit turn off to save the setting.Its now MUCH better for low light conditions.:)
     
  2. metalman

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    I too have the mk 2, find the buttons sit lower to the case, making them hard to press with gloves on. Find myself using my "boys" Guntuff for daywork, easier to read
     

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