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Thread: Lupy 1200 tbr rangefinder issues

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    Sorry, yes absolutely. You can't gut shoot a gong.


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    The place to carry a built in ballistic app would be a kestrel weatherstation. Then you have the wind pressure temp etc you need to shoot past 600m.

    I've added a couple of correction factors to my printed drop chart like 1 clik for each 11m at 300m and per 8m at 500m also a few click for 30deg slope at 300 and 500m and a couple for each extra / less 500m alt ASL. Like you I dont want to use a phone app in the field. The drop chart only has figures for every 50m out to 600 so it fits onto my stock in big print.

    My leup 1000tbr only ranges to 700m usually which is fine as i only rate my gear for 600m but frustrating if i want to try 1000yd target for a stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post

    My leup 1000tbr only ranges to 700m usually which is fine as i only rate my gear for 600m but frustrating if i want to try 1000yd target for a stretch.
    Mine does 900 odd but haven't had it ping past 1k.

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    had no idea range finders could calculate drop or phones ! do you have to chrony your gun first ?...so using either of these takes out the need to have a drop chart ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    had no idea range finders could calculate drop or phones ! do you have to chrony your gun first ?...so using either of these takes out the need to have a drop chart ?
    The leupy 1200tbr has a whole heap of preset ballistic curves programmed into it and you choose the one that best suits your load, as stated, it's not perfect especially once you start stretching its legs but it's the kind of gimicky thing that Americans lap up. I use mine without a load loaded into it and get my information from strelok as I'm not keen on shooting out front legs.
    As a point of interest there seems to be good ones and bad ones of this model rangefinder, I have no trouble ranging 1200 and have had it range out past 1400 several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    The leupy 1200tbr has a whole heap of preset ballistic curves programmed into it and you choose the one that best suits your load, as stated, it's not perfect especially once you start stretching its legs but it's the kind of gimicky thing that Americans lap up. I use mine without a load loaded into it and get my information from strelok as I'm not keen on shooting out front legs.
    As a point of interest there seems to be good ones and bad ones of this model rangefinder, I have no trouble ranging 1200 and have had it range out past 1400 several times.
    Now that @kiwi39 tuned mine I will see how far I can get with it, not sure how I even saw anything out of it
    @Boaraxa yip you can get a few apps for your phone that do all the thinking for dialling and even holdover reticules. You will need to know the speed of your bullet, the BC of your bullet, scope height, zero distance and away you go. You can hold multiple loads and rifles in them which makes changing across to shoot another really easy Just make sure you are looking at the right data aye @Kiwi Greg
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    @Boaraxa I just downloaded the free version (for now) of Strelok onto my smart phone. It is a lot easier to use than I thought it would be.
    You have nothing to loose at the price
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    One of the reasons I had not tried the app thing before, was that I wrongly believed that a data connection was needed to run them, so would likely be useless once in the back country.
    This was a very wrong assumption, as you don't even need a phone signal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Now that @kiwi39 tuned mine I will see how far I can get with it, not sure how I even saw anything out of it
    @Boaraxa yip you can get a few apps for your phone that do all the thinking for dialling and even holdover reticules. You will need to know the speed of your bullet, the BC of your bullet, scope height, zero distance and away you go. You can hold multiple loads and rifles in them which makes changing across to shoot another really easy Just make sure you are looking at the right data aye @Kiwi Greg
    I have had a few phone apps ... Strelok, Ballistic AE, and found them both to work "ok" but a bit disorganised , and difficult to use ...

    Then I got Brian Litz's AB Mobile . I found it logical ... easy to use ... and hey .. Its Brian Litz .. so it must be right ...

    the only downside to it is lack of choice when it comes to reticles ... but it you're dialing thats not an issue really

    I've got an RF that has Ballistic curves built in as well - and I dont use them. I do, however, use the feature that calculates true range using the angle to target and the range ... useful !!!
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    Iv never done any long range stuff before other than holding high! but want to get this 3006 out to 500 if I can so I brought a vx 3L a couple of months ago in hindsight I should have got something with a dial but then I looked into what id actually brought & seemly I can get a custom dial made for it but looking at the vids online how you can take the dials off with a allium key & put the custom ones on ...myn has no allium key fittings just a couple of sirclips , even a zero function would be handy! anyone else got 1 of these with the custom dials put on ?Name:  IMG_0702 (Copy).JPG
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    I had one similar and just dialed using those turrets. Got me out past 600yds no problems. There are now some turrets that can be fitted in their place. Someone else hopefully will give some more info about them.
    @Boaraxa this is what you want Leupold screw on Dials (SOD)
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    [QUOTE=stug;531353]I had one similar and just dialed using those turrets. Got me out past 600yds no problems. There are now some turrets that can be fitted in their place. Someone else hopefully will give some more info about them.
    @Boaraxa this is what you want [url]http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.nz/f15/leupold

    Thanks Stug that's exactly what I need il chase that up...I see your comment on there haha , I just put a bipod on it yesterday some turrets would finish it off nicely.
    Cheers

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    You can send it to leupold and get CDs rturrets retrofitted.

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    @Boaraxa pm @7mmsaum he is a leupy surgeon and will know what you need
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