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range performance tree vs. deer

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Category: Other Optics
Forum Name: Laser Rangefinders
Forum Description: Optics that make life a lot easier
Printed Date: March/23/2018 at 15:42

Topic: range performance tree vs. deer
Posted By: bigo_m
Subject: range performance tree vs. deer
Date Posted: July/07/2006 at 09:32

Why would the range performance differ between a tree and a deer that is standing still.

Example: Tree range 570 yds. / Deer range 300 yds.

Posted By: CWPINST
Date Posted: February/16/2007 at 22:31
A tree has a larger area to reflect.  It it has shiny leaves, then even more so.

If it ain't accurate at long distance, the fact that it is flat shooting is irrelevant.

Posted By: Dale Clifford
Date Posted: February/18/2007 at 20:13
Effectiveness of laser in part depends on reflectance of the surface. The shinier the more is reflected thus the further distance it is usable. A Leica 1200 will work on black cows even to 1200 yds. Swaros at about 850, the rest loose about 100-150 yds. from their posted capabillity.

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