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Laserscope hunting

Relay any useful info about the way your laserscope works, listing the model and what you do or do not find useful when hunting with one. See, now I'll be receiving mine in mail soon so I'm really itching to find out what's to be expected.

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do you mean a laser

do you mean a laser rangefinding scope?

i'm shot a zeiss rangefinding scope. it's like holding a refrigerator on top of your rifle though. it's very heavy so you need to get a scope ring with a level for the top half of the ring (midwayusa) so you don't develop a bad habit of canting your rifle due to the difference in weight and balance.

it's awesome to not have to worry about getting your range in a tight spot should you have a brief oppertunity for a shot.

other than that, the burris model looks like it works well. nikon, zeiss, swarafski and burris all make one now, i think.

they're all good quality too.

i considered purchasing one of my own, but i can shoot well enough to put a bullet where i want within my effective distance of the caliber without a rangefinder. i use a mil-dot scope in case i want to reach out there and touch something, but i've never taken the time to calculate the range with it in the field. i think "close, medium or far?" adjust, and squeeze.

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  yeah i meant laser

 

yeah i meant laser rangefinding. 

thanks for the advice on the rings, i know what you mean having tested this burris eliminator at a range already.  shooting this way takes a bit of getting used to, but i love how it's quick with the range too.

 

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yeah, midwayusa has all kinds

yeah, midwayusa has all kinds of anti-canting levels to attatch to weaver mounts as well as others. i definately recommend one. if you can get one that mounts to your ring base, that'd be ideal.

like i said, initially, it's like putting a refridgerator on your rifle. i had to practice throwing up the rifle a few times because it just felt off. but it's super simple and some of the models even adjust your point of impact automatically.

definately cool technology!

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