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    1000+ Rangefinders?

    Looking for something that will range 1000+ yards maybe out to 1500yards

    This is just for gong/target shooting, has anyone been using google earth to measure distances? how accurate etc?

    My geovids seem to putter out at about 950

    Advice and personal experience is appreciated.

    Thanks

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    iv just got a pair of bushnell fusions, they get to 1800 in most conditions
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    ALso the leica 1600 are good with temp etc

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    GE and WAMS are pretty damned accurate. I have measured my house on both and they are with a meter or so +/-
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    Dont get Swaro EL Ranges.

    If you dont care about glass then maybe the new one mile Fusions (even the older ones for ranging but the glass in them is truely horrific)

    1600B, Swaro Laser guide, Vectronix will all get you there.

    Thats all I have had personal experience with (owned, own or used extensively)

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    My Bushnell's are fine.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    How much you want to spend?
    If you haven't got a budget then Swaro EL range, I'm consistently getting over 2200yrds

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    Tape measure syas 21.9 mtrs. Wams says
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    Believe the tape measure Pengy. Camera angle will account for the difference
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    There is not enough difference to worry about in my humble opinion Rushy. I hear what you are saying though, the corners of the house will not be exactly where the measurement starts on the ariel shot. For LR purposes one would also have to keep in mind that the website is only measuring the true horizontal, so gradient would have to be factored in if required.
    Also keep in mind that I paint houses for a living, so my tape reading is likely to be out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I paint houses for a living
    Living the "high" life aye Pengy
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    Not in this friggin wind I aint
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    cheers guys, basically dont care about glass quality at all as i the geovids fit the bill for any hunting situation, ranging as far as im comfortable taking an animal at.

    Think i might just use WAMS or google earth to be honest if it does prove to be accurate enough, its certainly cheaper

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    If you use your gps to mark shooting posi and target posi, you should get an accurate reading from that as well. Maybe worth haveing a play and comparing it to GE/WAMS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    There is not enough difference to worry about in my humble opinion Rushy. I hear what you are saying though, the corners of the house will not be exactly where the measurement starts on the ariel shot. For LR purposes one would also have to keep in mind that the website is only measuring the true horizontal, so gradient would have to be factored in if required.
    Horizontal distance more relevant to bullet drop anyway

    Other factor with using something like that to measure is you need reasonably well-defined points on the aerial photo to measure between - hard to get an accurate distance from 'in the paddock' to 'in that other paddock over there'.

 

 

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