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    Night rangefinder

    Anyone using a laser range finder that will work in the dark. Was on a sambar cull job to help protect the peat bogs in Alpine National Park and had difficulty determining distance using thermal gear

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    They work at night, it’s more down to whether or not you can see the target to range it, and the illuminated display can be hard on the eyes.

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    Some of the thermals have built in range-finders, either laser, or stadiametric, calibrated for hare/pig/deer.

    Failing that, the main trick I've found to work is keeping your other eye open when scanning/spotting etc, just to get at least some impression of distance.

    Or if an option, and you'll know your shooting spot(s) in advance, spend some time there during the day and chart up a range card, giving you distances to some of the obvious landmarks near where the deer might pop out.
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