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I have a question which I think can help us all understand how well these things work.

 

What is the farthest object you have ranged?  Please described make/model rangefinder used, technique, weather conditions, etc.  Itt would be great if this were directed towards hunting/field situations, but any are ok.

 

Thank you in advance for your post.

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Wow, lots of views, but nobody has any info to post. . .What's up?
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I have an early 2003 (600 yard) Leica. I can count on it out to 400 and sometimes 600 (big white
rock). this is out west with good light
very accurate, bullet proof and high quality optics (8X moncular)
have compared it to cheap ones and it's superior. you get what you pay for.
If you got the bucks the Leica lazer binocs are the ultimate rig albeit a mite heavy.
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I have the Bushnell Yardage Pro. Leightweight and easy to carry.

On a shiny object, like a house window or white wall I can read up to about 550 yds.

In the bush I get good readings up to 400yds if the bush is at a good angle to my reading. Rocks, cliff faces etc make for good reflection and I can still get 450yds+. Trees are OK. Shrubs, bushes not so good. Reading in the range of 250 to 300 yds are less finicky for reflection. At lower ranges it reads allmost of anything.

On the range it is great to check distances of field targets.

On the hunting field I use it in between game spotting to practise my estimation ability. If I stand in one location waiting for game I use it to set up a couple of imaginary distance markers, like a rock or tree etc. When the big kudu bull steps out there is no time for fiddling. Then I just let my 300H&H Sako to the talking!

I find the distances I get with this little unit more then adequate in the hunting enviroment, as I do not take shots at more then 350yds. If I can't get a reading I know it is outside of my shooting distance.

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