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    harrymoreland
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    What ever happened to these?, A quick search on YouTube reveals a few reviews, starting around 2018, but not many, and even less recently.

    The idea seems sound.

     

     

    Anyone try one, or have any information they would like to share.

    Thank you in advance.

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    dan_house
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    harrymoreland
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    Hello dan_house.

    I was thinking more along the lines of a separate rangefinder, one attaches to  regular optics.

    I should have explained that better, I can't do links on this phone, but shall put up a name or two.

    Thanks

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    harrymoreland
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    On Amazon 🤬

    Le032

    base optics.

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    Calbarry
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    If your scope has side focus, install a side wheel with distance markings on it. While it won’t be as precise as a stand alone range finder, it should be accurate enough at various distances for you to hit your target

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    harrymoreland
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    FFP.

    Hello Calbarry, I am inexperienced it most shooting matters, so please excuse my ignorance, does this advice pertain to First focal plain scopes, that's what I have.

     

    Good luck.

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    Brent
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    Yes side wheel ranging will work on ffp scope. You will have to put some work into it but if you measure your range and shoot at targets of a known distance you can mark your wheel to be pretty accurate with side focus scope.

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    JungleShooter
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    Yeah, parallax ranging using a parallax/ side focus wheel, works pretty well — just ask the field target shooters. 👍🏼

     

    However, beyond say 40 yards it requires a large objective lens and a high magnification to induce suficient image un-sharpness that you then can dial out with the parallax wheel, giving you the range to target.

    And beyond 50 or 60y this method gets increasingly imprecise that you'll start missing.

     

    The useful range to use parallax ranging gets further reduced if your particular power/pellet combination has a fairly loopy trajectory.

    Making your trajectory flatter goes a long way in increasing your point blank range (where you don't have to adjust the elevation)….

    Matthias

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    Reedmosser
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    Yes Amazon and eBay LE-032.  I had one for six months and it quit working.  When it worked it was good for at night use. In the day light it didn't have enough power to range in broad daylight past 200 yards reliable.  I'm going to buy another one because there are not any other options now.

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    harrymoreland
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    200 yards ( for me ) would be more than enough.

    Good for night, music to the ear.

    Quitting after six months, does not inspire,

    Quite surprised you're going to buy another,

    Thanks for the information.

    Good luck.

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    Reedmosser
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    For and night vision devices a rangefinder add on is $300 to $700.00.  So there isn't really anything else out there to buy now.  I bought a warranty and will keep the old one for parts

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    Bowhunter73
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    I have a Laser Works LE-032 like Reedmosser but decided for my shooting I didn’t need it so I have it for sale on Airgun Warriors if anyone is interested PM me I mounted it once on my P15 with my NiteSight setup.

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    JungleShooter
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    Just saw one in the classifieds of a forum, a Laser Works LE-032 Laser Range Finder. $100

    Link:  https://airgunwarriors.com/classifieds/show-ad/20046/wts-laser-works-le-032-laser-range-finder-now-100-new-price/airguns-miscellaneous/

     

    Matthias

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    Bowhunter73
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    JungleShooter; I'm the one who has it listed on Airgun Warriors it works fine I just decided I didn't need it for my shooting and at $100 I'm losing about $70 but I'd like to see someone get some use out of it instead of it sitting on my shelf.

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    JungleShooter
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    Bowhunter,

    my bad for not seeing/remembering what you just posted previously….!  🤣

    Good luck with your sale, if I hadn't depleted my AG budget on other fun gadgets, this would be one to get! 👍🏼

    Matthias

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    Bowhunter73
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    Thanks it's a pretty neat little rig hopefully someone will need or want to try it out, I had thought to use it on my Texan for deer hunting but I mostly hunt in the timber so a 100 yard shot is long and shooting the 196gr NSA HP slug at 980fps is really flat shooting.

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    primaz
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    JungleShooter
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    Has anyone tried this?  Very interesting.

    Matthias

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    Reedmosser
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    Yes had one failed after few months use. Works well at night with digital night vision.   

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    B33
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    I had this on my 6.5 CM. you zero it to your scopes they stoped making it but you can find them  SilencerCo Radius Rail-Mounted Rangefinder Picatinny-Style Mount

    and Wilcox makes the Raptor its bad ass but expensive

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