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New toy arrived

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Andy, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Just got myself a digital range finder from the US (no duty to pay :up:) seems i was fairly good at estimating ranges anyway.
    Well at least objects and buildings around my house, maybe different in the field.
    Menu system is a bit strange, in fact I'm sure it's got a mind of it's own.
    Some of the features are a bit OTT like a temp gauge that tells you the temp of your hand, well it shoots up when you hold it. :D
    But it does do what it's supposed to (range find), and very well i might add.
     
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    I've used a couple and find they can be a few yards out at airgun ranges. The ones I've tried would be brilliant for centrefire where a couple of yards is of zero interest but can be worryingly inaccurate at short range. I'll be the first to say that the ones I've used were at the cheaper end of the spectrum and other models may be better. Hope yours is better than those ones:up:. I'd be interested in your findings and exactly which model of Leup it is Andy.
     
  3. Andy

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    It's the RX-II it's rated at +/- 1 yard but it got the length of my garden correct, i will have to get the tape measure out and try some other distances.
     
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    How much did it set you back? My brother goes back and forth to the states alot so i might get him to bring me one back!
     
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    range finder

    enjoy
     
  6. Andy

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    $224 = £110 + postage from Ebay
     
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    Not bad so i should be able to pick one up for £80 or 90, something to think about! :p

    Hugh
     
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    Much cheaper than I expected !!!. If it works at 30-55 yards to a yard I may get one myself.
     
  9. Andy

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    Darren

    Just had a quick go out in the garden at close ranges, i put the range finder into feet mode as this is a shorter measurement so should give a better idea of accuracy.

    Measured Ranged

    FT
    20 = 21
    25 = 24
    30 = 30
    40 = 39
    45 = 45
    55 = 54

    +/- 1 foot

    Will go over into the field at bottom of garden at weekend and test at longer ranges in feet yards and meters. :)
     
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    Andy,
    I suspect that you'll find that bright conditions will generally mean a slightly longer than true range indicated. I've also found that the degree of reflectiveness of the target can affect the reading too.
     

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