Simmons Volt Rangefinder
OK we've tested our Simmons rangefinder. And here it is against my like Edisto. While calculate that out comes to fifty-seven point eight three yards. This came up to 58 they said of course. This thing doesn't do fractions. Or decimals so one thing it does power down very quickly so. Irun outside take a shot but. Imight get back in here it's its already powered down. Iguess I'll make the make. This thing last longer. And here's what my disco came up with. And so far at least. It modest ranges this thing seems to be right on the money. Ishot a couple of these. All seems to be within plus. Or minus a yard which is damn sure going to be accurate enough for your Bo pistol. Or rifle I think a lot of strange is like 'fuck yards probably about. What it's a lot of that perception. We had a gun range inside of a tree row. Everybody swore that was 400 yards. It wasn't it was only a hundred but having everything in.
That tree row and what's the target frame way down there. You know it's really three percent law. You know wait it's our first quick test of the Simmons tilt intelligence 600 rangefinders. And so far I'm happy. Now I'm going to go up find me a little lanyard put on there. This is like okay but. Ithink I'm gonna take a shot. Some Kydex you know I'm gonna take a shot at making a case for this it's electronic, so I'm not sure. How much of that heat. Ican expand its plastic I'm not sure. How much heat I can expose to might be able to insulate a little bit tape. Something or I might have to make model in case we're gonna give it a shot.
Nikon® Aculon® Rangefinder
Compact and lightweight design, Nikon's Aculon Rangefinder is designed for the economic hunter who won't sacrifice quality. Easy, one-handed operation. Reads out to 550 yds. for precise shot placement. 6X magnification with a 6¿ field of view takes in more light to increase target acquisition speed. Take continuous measurement for up to 20 seconds on moving targets. Long eye relief for glasses-wearers. Automatically shuts off after eight seconds of inactivity to save battery life. Runs on one CR-2 lithium battery (included). IPX4 water-resistant housing. Minimum distance: 6 yds. Imported.
3.6“L x 1.5“W x 2.9“H
Eye Relief: 16.7
Wt: 4.4 oz.
Color: Dark Green.
Straight from the floor of the 2014 shot show amar Keyser. And I'm in the nikon booth with my good friend john the court John. Iknow Nikon has something good for hunters. This year yeah we've got the new aculon ultra compact rangefinder. This is a smallest rangefinder we've ever designed multi coated optics water-resistant six to 550 yard range. It weighs four point four ounces with the battery a great product for the bowl hunter economically priced. And just fits your hand perfectly. You aren't kidding that is a great item a great price point. Something that every hunter bow hunter. Or rifle hunter can put to good use.
Vortex® Ranger® 1300 Rangefinder
3.9"L x 3"W.
Accuracy: ±3 yrds at 1,000 yds.
Max angle reading: +/- 60°.
Field of view: 315 ft. at 1,000 yds.
Eye relief: 17mm.
What's going on guys I'm John. Another product review for you today we're looking at the Ranger 1500 range finder by vortex let. Me break this video down for you real quick we're going to unbox. It we're going to physically look at. And then I'm going to field-test the thing we're going to look at durability accuracy distance capabilities we're going to check out. It does in low-light. And then I'm going to wrap. It up with pros cons. Where to get how much. It costs and that's. It so here we go okay the vortex Ranger 1500 is still in the box let's check. It out inside we've got a soft sided case with a rangefinder in. That aside also a little cheat card here for a slope. And drop got the manual got a allen wrench the neck lanyard. One lithium cr2 battery. Ithink that's it alright lets's take a look at. This thing it's really pretty small 39 inches long 3 inches wide. And it's only 7 point 7 ounces you'll notice there's a rubber coating on. It green keeps. It a little bit more durable. And actually gives you a better grip on the thing the lenses are fully multi-coated the front. You have the 22 millimeter objective lens.
This rangefinder has a magnification of 6. We look on the back you'll see the eye cup here. This is actually you manually focus. This rangefinder below that's. Where the battery goes let's throw. That in quick just grab a coin drop the battery in a couple other things. If you're going to put the lanyard on. You can see there's a couple little holes here. And that's where the neck lanyard goes right there. And on the side there's a utility clip so. You want to put this on your pack. You want to put it in your pocket your belt um that's. What that's for and. You can actually use the eleanor wrench. Ishowed you can take. You can flip it to the other side depending on. If you're right or left-handed. You don't like you can just pull. It rights off on the bottom there's the tripod socket. You want to use this thing with the tripod. And then on the top pretty simple there's just two buttons the.
One closest to your. Isays measure the one further from your is menu. This rangefinder has. All rings that seal the product against moisture so essentially it's waterproof it's also fogged proof alright. You have the battery in to turn. You have to do is hit the measure button. Once in the display will pop up I'm going to show. You the display right. Now it's not a great picture but kind of gives. You an idea once the display is showing you just have to hit the measure button the second time. That will give you your basic measurement so. Once to turn once to measure that's. This rangefinder also has a scan mode so instead of. Once to turn it wants to take a measurement. You can do once to turn. And then hold the measure button down. What you can do is just scan.
Everything the rangefinder hits. It will continually give. You updated distances as far as getting into the menu. And changing some of the settings. That kept it pretty simple so the second button here furthest from your eye is the menu button. What you do is hold. It down for 4 seconds 1 2 3 4. And then you're going to be in the menu mode. And there's only really three options of things. You can change the first. You can change it from meters to yards. Or yards to meters the second thing you can do is change from HCD mode which is their angle compensating mode to the l OS mode which is just the line-of-sight mode. And the third thing you can do is just change the brightness of the display there's three different brightness es so there. You go that's the physical rundown of. This rangefinder we also just went through the basics of functionality we're going to get into.
Some of those a little bit. We field test the product the first thing I looked at was the waterproof claim. What I did was submerged. This rangefinder underwater multiple times. It at the beginning of the field test. Iwanted to see it would crap out on. Me right away something would happen as the field testing went on but. You know what it checked out okay. That being said I wouldn't take. This thing scuba diving on your next trip to the Caribbean but. It gets wet in field. Iwouldn't sweat it the next thing I did was checked out the anti-fog properties. This thing is purged with nitrogen. It has the waterproof. All rings so no moisture is supposed to get inside of.
What I did was I wanted to shake. It up a little bit and go from extreme cold to warm back to cold so. This thing in the freezer. Ihad no issue whatsoever with internal fall game. Now don't be confused. These companies say anti-fog. It means internal fogging not external fogging like the fog. You get on the outside of the glass. You breathe on you go from warm to cold. Something like I did get a little bit of fog on the glass doing. That as with all optics but. What they're talking about here is the internal fogging no issues whatsoever ok guys before. Itest out the distance in the accuracy it's important for you to know. That vortex advertises. This range finder has distance capabilities for non-reflective targets at 750 yards. And reflective targets at 1500 yards in. This works at angles is extreme as plus. Or minus 60 degrees so. Istarted small looking at basic accuracy. Ipulled the tape I took readings at 50 yards 40 yards 30 20 10.
And 9 yards every reading was spot-on including the 10 yards but. Idropped down to 9 yards no reading whatsoever the next thing I wanted to do was test out the distance capabilities so. Irecruited the team an. We found ourselves a better vantage point. We started pumping some distances out measurements can be taken two different ways let's use. This tree as an example the first. One is the L OS or line-of-sight mode. When you're in the L o s mode think about a line going straight from your eyeball right to the tree. And the rangefinder gave. Is a distance of 18 yards in an angle of negative 29 degrees switch to HCD mode which is the horizontal component distance. What the rangefinder does is.
It takes the line-of-sight measurement. And the angle it does the math. It gives you the true horizontal distance. If you're hunting from a tree stand. Some extreme elevations. This is the distance. That you're going to want to use. You take a shot in this scenario the tree had horizontal distance 15 yards. Me rattle off some other horizontal distances. We looked at the first object. We looked at was this well cap. We were unable to pick up in HCD reading and here's why in line-of-sight mode. We arranged it at 11 yards but. It had an extreme angle of negative 56 degrees so. You do the math that distance would have come in under 10 yards in HCD mode in. This range fighter doesn't pick up objects under 10 yards so here's the rule of thumb with. This product if you're close to an object but you're unable to pick up a distance. You can assume that it's under 10 yards next. This wheelbarrow at 29 yards the decoy at 123 yards.
This road sign at 304 yards the shed at 5:17 the tree line at 9:36. This blue silo at 1435 yards. We went back and cross-referenced the distance with. Some satellite imagery. We found that the actual distance was. One thousand four hundred. And thirty-three yards which was only two yards off vortex claims a variance of plus. Or minus three yards at. Any object fifteen hundred yards away. And our two yards off was well within the margin of error next. We tried another silo but with no luck. We couldn't get a reading on the L o s mode. Or the HDD mode what we found out. We cross-referenced the satellite imagery again was.
This silo was over eighteen hundred yards away so outside of the capabilities of. This product all right you're probably saying that's good. Everything but John. Idon't hunt silos I don't hunt wheelbarrows. Ihunt non-reflective soft targets like deer bear elk. Iwas wondering the same thing so. Iwent out recruited. Some friends to help. Me not only was I able to connect on multiple animals under 100 yards but. Iwas also able to connect on cows at five fifty-five six forties. And seven hundred and eleven yards the next thing I wanted to do was test. This product in a low light scenario so. Iset my decoy up at fifty-nine yards. Itook my first reading at sunset. Itook my second reading thirty minutes after sunset which typically is the end of shooting hours the evening. Idid the low-light testing was just a.
Few days after the new moon so. Ididn't get much help from the moon as far as additional light. Iwas easily able to make out the decoy. And range it 10 minutes after shooting light 20 minutes after shooting light as. You can see I ran out of camera light but. Iwas still able to pick up the decoy. And range and then 30 minutes after shooting late again with no camera light. Iwas able to just pick up the white on the belly of the whitetail so. This thing had low light capabilities almost a full hour after sunset. Or a half an hour after legal shooting hours just a disclaimer don't hunt after legal shooting hours as. It is illegal but I just did. This to show how good. It worked in low-light the last thing I want to do is just touch on the scan mode again. What you can do is hold the measure button in. And just scan in everything the rangefinder hits it's going to continually keep pumping out distances for you.
This works great in two different scenarios. One trying to pick up distances on really far away objects. It doesn't take much. That measure button to bump. It a little bit if it's on a tripod just hitting the button will bump. It enough you can miss a target completely at 12. Or 13 hundred yards. If you're in scan mode. You can keep hovering around. That object until you get a good reading the second scenario. You guys have all been there you're sitting in your stand you're trying to range multiple trees around your stand to get an idea. How far away everything is there's. One tree you've been trying to hit but every time. You range it you're hitting some of the branches. Or brush and foreground again. If you're in scan mode hold. That button down you can just hover until.
You find that hole. It gives you a reading right through to. That tree you'll be good to go. All right I think that's. Everything so let's move on to pros cons. How much where to get the thing okay guys let's talk about the pros the distance is checked out fine the accuracy checked out fine the angle compensation seemed to work great. You guys saw we had no issues with water. Ireally like the fact. That the display offered three different brightness es depending on how dark. Or light it is outside the scan mode was a cool feature in the utility clip is. Something that's unique. That I'll be taking advantage of. This fall ok let's move over to cons the only possible issue. Ifound with this rangefinder is. If you're that really wants a rangefinder that's going to pick up objects less. That 10 yard mark you might want to look for something else otherwise. This rangefinder just checked out to be really solid ok guys I'm going to take.
One step further if you're familiar with vortexes first range finder the Ranger 1000 after looking at countless reviews there were two things. That jumped off the page as potential negatives the first is customers weren't thrilled. You had to push the button three times to get reading they fixed. That with this new rangefinder the 1500. You only have to do. Once to turn once to get a measurement. And the second thing is. Some people said the Ranger 1000 had a slower processor speed meaning you hit the button. You wait a little bit. And then you get your distance. Ihad no problems field testing the range of 1500. Ihit the button immediately got a distance no issues there. One of the limitations of. This video was I didn't look at battery life whatsoever the good thing about. When you're looking through the display on the rangefinder. It actually has a battery meter so. You guys can always see. What the battery life is on the rangefinder.
If for some reason this thing you know runs out of battery two. Or three months down the road I'll put a comment below. This video to let you guys know. That hey the battery didn't hold up alright so. Where do how much does. It cost a good thing to do would be to go over to Vortex's website I'm going to leave the link below. This video in the information it's always a good place to start but about four hundred. And eighty dollars and I've seen. It at Midway USA online Cabala's Bass Pro Shop Sportsman's Warehouse so. You can get it pretty much anywhere. You guys have local sports shops. That carry any of the vortex optics. They can get it for you to the last thing. Ido want to touch on is the warranty. That vortex has I usually don't talk about warranties. Unless it's a really good. This is a really good.
One so basically their VIP warranty says. If it's got the vortex name on. It no receipts no registrations. Something goes wrong with. It to them, and they're going to take care of. It hurts to lay out a lot of money for optics. Any optics not just. That kind of warranty to back. You can feel pretty good about making the one-time purchase. All right guys that's. You liked the video make sure. You subscribe to the antlers core dot-com YouTube channel hit. That little red subscribe button we've been pumping out a video every two weeks for about the last seven months. And I'm going to take. One step further I'm going to give. You the $000 it costs to subscribe to my channel otherwise keep an eye out for my next video we'll see.
Cabela's Rangefinder Tether
Available: Carabiner, Velcro Strap.
Leupold® RX-1600i TBR/W Rangefinder
Wt: 7.8 oz.
Colors/camo patterns: Black, Mossy Oak® Blaze™, Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country®.
with your hunting with a bow muzzle loader. We are with the rifle you've got to know the exact distance to your target. If you're gonna be accurate the new Lua polled rx 2800 TVR W will do just. You range out past twenty-eight hundred yards on top of. That it's got a lot of great features. And benefits one of the. Most impressive things. We noticed in testing this product is. That Leopold claims. That will get ranges up to twenty-eight hundred yard reflective targets. We were able to consistently get ranges up to twenty-nine hundred. And ninety-five yards deer size targets at nearly a mile promise less. And deliver more is exactly. What Leopold is done with. This product this rangefinder is compact. And very simple to use. It has a seven time magnification it's drilled. And tapped for tripod mounts which is very handy. When you're trying to get ranges in excess of a mile a quick overview of the product will show. That the unit delivers. You need in a long-range rangefinder. It has the ability to deliver ranges in. Both yards or meters and. What Leopold calls TVR. Or true ballistic range. This takes into account angle of the shot. And gives you the correct yardage. You can also shoot straight line of sight. This is pretty basic but the next level of settings is. What really sets this rangefinder apart there are 25 different ballistic groups input into the rangefinder.
One will match nearly. Any load setup you currently have. Once selected you can set your output to be bas which is equivalent horizontal range. And works great for those of. You with a pre-cut turret two other choices are in mils. This is my favorite. Most of my Leopold rifle scopes are an MOA adjustments. Ino longer need to get a pre-cut turret which means. Ichange loads for a different type of a situation. Ineed to do is change the load data. And field test my setup before heading out to hunt being able to arrange my target. And adjust my scope. And know that I'm gonna be accurate up to 800 yards not only makes. This setup extremely deadly but very simple. This model is the rx 2800 TB RW. And the W stands for wind range finders of. This quality get your shots on target to perfection as long as. You can shoot however learning to read win. And account for drift has only learned over years of practice. Most get it wrong on a regular basis.
This rangefinder takes into account your ballistics data range to target. And will give you a 10-mile per hour adjustment with full value of wind. This gives you a great starting point to see. What the wind is doing your bullet. How much you need to adjust for it the high resolution LED display has three different settings which are low medium. And high you can expect to get approximately 4000 ranges using one cr123 battery. You can quickly change from yards to meters within the settings as well as going to scan mode which is ideal. When targets are moving over. All the Leopold rx 2800 TB RW is. One of the best range finders we've ever had the ability to test.
And is extremely affordable price based on what it does. And offer at $500 MSRP. This ballistic problem-solver is going to get. You the critical ranges. You need to make more successful in the field
HALO® X-Ray 1000 Rangefinder
No you're slow hallo Eckstein iam rangefinder reaches out. And gives you the answer. When other range finders are stuck playing guess who from mole hills to mountains halos angle intelligence compensates automatically so. You get the right result. Whether you're looking into a ravine. Or straight down the line at the rain compact aluminum body lets. You grip securely in. One hand and effortlessly lifts to your eye for read after read on the. Most difficult trails eight power magnification brings out every detail of your target for quick. And easy identification well. You get your precise distance see the edge of a whole new world with a compact must-have piece of gear. You can fit along under. Even the tightest packing requirements don't take aim until you've got the clearest. Most confident shot possible with the halo xt neo order yours today.
SIG Sauer® KILO1400BDX Rangefinder
2.9”H x 3.7”W x 1.4”D.
Wt: 5 oz.
Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B Rangefinder
2.9"H x 1.3"W 4.4"D.
Wt: 6.5 oz.
sie hassen ihn möchte ich heute einen neuen entfernungsmesser vorstellen von der firma leica das neue modell 2700 ist jetzt hoffentlich immer sportlich sowie optisch den vorvorgänger vermindert das modell 1600 b aber damit eigentlich immer sehr zufrieden doch dann hat einige vorteile sportlich so wirklich was mich dazu bewegt haben, dass ich auf die neuen 2700 umsteigt nochmal äußerlich haben äußerlich ist das modell absolut gleich wie die Vorgängervarianten 1600 2003 ist kein unterschied mit Abstand von einem jahr 2100 von einem kartenslot für eine micro sd karten das ag später für mus das ganze gut ist sonst ist von der haptik vom aufbau unterschied feststellbar seien jetzt die vorteile von 2700 fangen wir mal bei der laser beim integrierten laser muss der ein paar das mit dem modell hat man die möglichkeit dass man ziele bis zu 2500 meter entfernung erkennen messen genau bestimmen kann also, dass euro probiert funktioniert wirklich einwandfrei die Vorgängervarianten bis maximal zwei kilometer messen beziehungsweise der 1600 bis ungefähr 15 kilometer abhängig von der zielgröße und von der effektivität der nächste große vorteil von 2700 er ist ein laserstrahl divergenz von 12 im rat Vorgängervarianten um zum beispiel 25 m das heißt der laserstrahl hat bei den alten modellen einfach mehr gestreut das heißt der kleinere kleiner das ziel auf größere distanz war schlicht und einfach nicht möglich, dass man das, ob sicher messen plant, dass man die eigenen ballistischen daten über die micro sd ins gerät ein sprung kann das heißen meine waffen wo sich massiv.
And mail abonnieren das kann nicht alles einspielen das gerät hat richtig programm einbaut was noch dazu den luftdruck die temperatur und der schusswinkel berücksichtigt das heißt wenn jetzt zum beispiel von 850 meter knopfdruck zwei sekunden später automatisch mai-ausgabe die daten in hemmoor je, nachdem was man eingestellt hat oder in zentimeter was man überhalten muss und das macht gut in situationen wo man vielleicht ein bisschen flexibler sein muss oder schneller reagieren muss hat das einen entscheidenden vorteil dass das heißt ich bin einige schnelle muss man das auf ballistik der branche in moskau auswerten und in richtung knopfdruck 20 minuten später aber meine ballistischen daten und das funktioniert das ist das allerwichtigste ansonsten im grunde kann man, das gleiche wie die mit die vorgängermodelle wahrscheinlich habe das gerät jetzt seit einer woche in verwendung ich habe damit einiges probierte einiges getestet keine makros facebook was funktioniert einwandfrei absolute Kaufempfehlung von besser schießen
SIG Sauer® KILO2400ABS Ballistic Rangefinder
3"H x 1.3"W x 4.2"D.
Wt: 7.5 oz.
This is Andy Backus from long range hunting comm today I'm going to be going over the Sig Sauer kilo 2480 s ballistic rangefinder. This is a exciting new ballistic rangefinder. That does some pretty complex calculations so. You can just push one button get a range to your target. And get a ballistic solution. And a wind hold solution. Though the computer inside is doing some pretty complicated things I'll show. That it's actually very easy to work with very easy to program. And get set up and running I'll show. How to find the app. And load it onto your phone enter your information to create your ballistic profiles load them onto the kilo 2400. And then get up and running and using the kilo 2400 so let's get started right away okay the first thing I'm going to do to get my kilo 2400 up. And running is to download the kilo 2400 apps onto my phone I've got an Android phone it's a galaxy s6 so a. Few years old and the first thing I do is go to the Play Store. And search for kilo 2400 abs. And I've searched for. That before so that shows up. And there it is I'm going to click on the kilo 2400 abs app.
And click install I'm going to accept their terms. And the download will start. And then it will install. Ican open and telling you. That it's adding a shortcut to. This app on my home screen, so they're the app is. Now installed and the next step. Now is to connect the app to the kilo 2400 rangefinders itself using the Bluetooth so the first thing I would do is go into my phone settings. And make sure that my bluetooth is turned on the Bluetooth is. That little bowtie looking icon. And it's blue because it's turned on I'm going to turn. It off so it makes sure. That's turned on. It on usually opens the screen. That shows devices nearby. That are available for Bluetooth. Though my kilo 2400 is right here it's not noticing it. And the reason is that the kilo 2400 is asleep right. Ineed to wake it up by just pushing the fire button. And then on my phone.
It doesn't automatically find. That just because I've woken. It up, so I'm going to click done I'm going to go back to my bluetooth I'm going to turn. And back on I'm going to hit. This fire button on the range finder again just to make sure. That it's still awake. Now there's my kilo 2400 ready for pairing and. Ihit the fire button again just to make sure. It stays awake later. We get into some settings I'll show. You can extend the time before the kilo 2400 times out. And goes to sleep but for right. Now since we're not getting into the settings. Yet I'll just hit the fire button a. Few times it shows. That my kilo 2400 is paired, so I'll click done. You look in the upper right corner on the app under settings. It says kilo — lrf question mark want to click on. That shows my kilo 2400. Even shows the serial number I'll click on.
Now in the upper right corner of the app. It shows I am paired between the app. And the kilo 2400 so that's the very first couple of steps in getting up. And running with here kilo 2400. And the applied ballistics app next we're going to get into. Some settings okay we've got the kilo 2400 apps loaded on my phone. Now let's go through. Some basic settings right away so in the upper right corner. You see the word setting click on. These are mostly a chance to change the units of measure. That you're going to use in the app itself so let's go through them the first. One is temperature I leave mine on Fahrenheit pressure units are inches of mercury. Or millibar I leave mine on mercury. And target speed would be. You wanted to calculate a moving target hold but otherwise wind speed I'm going to leave as mile miles per hour. Then meters per second distance units the default is meters, so I've got to go in.
And change mine to yards gun parameters English. Or metric I'll leave — English density altitude units. That leave — feet now here's the setting for the kilo sweep time so. You have a chance to extend the time after. You push the fire button on the kilo 2400 for the digital display inside the kilo 2400 to stay up. And running so I'm going to change. This to 180 seconds. Igo back a screen I'm disconnected, so I'm going to fire my kilo 2400 to connect. It to the app and then. That change I just made to the sleep time will automatically happen. And then I'll go back to settings. And finish talking about those keep screen on. That would be working in the app on your phone. You want the phone to timeout like. It normally would when you're looking at.
Some sort of app on your phone. That isn't being actively used. It on indefinitely, so I'll change mine to stay on so. While I'm working in. It'll stay on for me then the next thing is compass calibration which is sort of advanced feature. When you're going to in operate Coriolis calculations we've got to make sure. That the compass heading. That the kilo 2400 is giving us is accurate so down the road I'll get into showing you. How to do a compass calibration but for now. Iwill just skip and move on to the next thing okay the next thing I'm going to do right away is created my first ballistic profile for one of my guns so from the main screen here I'm going to click on gun profiles.
And in the upper right I'm going to click on. That little plus sign. That takes me to a profile creation page. And at the top right I'm going to click on new profile I'm going to enter the name for my first gun call. It a d7 Dakota I have the option to manually input the bullet dimensions. And the ballistic coefficient but I'm going to go into the applied ballistic library on the upper right. And use their information I'm going to start with 284 Berger hybrid. You can choose g1 you can use the applied ballistics custom curve. They say that that is the. Most accurate especially. It incorporates transgenic. And subsonic I'm used to using g1 so in. This case I'm going to stick with my g1. Now it's populated the bullet data with the important information so next is going to be muzzle velocity temperature 29 36 feet per second by zero range is going to be 100 yards site height the distance from the center of your scope tube to the center of the bore.
This gun it happens to be 175 inches so I'm going to leave. It there zero height. And zero offset gives. You a chance to after a small distance. That your zero group was off of actual center of what you're aiming for at a hundred yards so in other words. You your group was actually a quarter of an inch high. You could enter that as your zero height I'm just going to say. That my zero was right on at 100 yards. And leave those blank. And the last thing is twist rate in minus nine. And by the way that with my phone. When you're done entering information. You want to get that keyboard out of the way you've got to hit the back symbol. Me a little while to figure. That out now down below is kind of advanced feature MV temp table that's muzzle velocity temp table that's giving you the opportunity to enter.
Some muzzle velocities. That are specific to a given temperature. And kind of train the ballistics to adjust for temperature as far as muzzle velocity goes that's pretty advanced that's important for pretty extreme long-range shots that's not. Something I've ever done in the past. And I'm going to skip. That here and then the last thing listed at the bottom is drop scale calibrated. That has to do with true in your ballistic data. Or calibrating your ballistic data so after you've got. Everything entered and your kilo 2400 gives. You your ballistic solution at different yardages. You shoot those yardages the first time. And figure out that the actual number of minutes. You needed to adjust your scope to is slightly different. What the kilo 2400 is telling you. It gives you a chance to enter the real-world data at. Several distances. And then the applied ballistics calculation does. Some pretty complex calculations to calibrate your ballistics. And get them to be a hundred percent perfect.
That's common practice with just about. Any ballistic calculator. All of the data that's being entered is just a little too imperfect to expect to enter data into a ballistic computer. And have it is absolutely perfect for real-world conditions so the calibration is kind of advanced feature. Iwill get into much later so for now I've entered. Everything I want to enter for this first ballistic profile. And I'm going to hit save in the upper right. That brings me back to the gun profile screen. You can see that first profile is. Now saved and next we'll get into. How to load that onto the kilo 2400 itself alright so the next thing to do is to sync. This newly created profile to my kilo 2400. You look in the upper left corner again. It says disconnected, so I've got to wake up my kilo 2400 by hitting the fire button.
It connected and I've got. That set for the kilo 2400 to stay awake for 3 minutes. It should stay connected. While I'm thinking I'm going to click. This little circle to the right of the profile to show. Iwant to sync that profile to the kilo 2400. And I'm going to hit the sync square in the upper right. That it's syncing the gun profile. Now here's a good chance to mention. You can save up to a hundred ballistic profiles on the kilo 2400 app buts. You can only have up to four profiles on the kilo 2400 itself at a time. If you've let's say loaded four profiles on to the kilo 2400. You want to load a different profile on. You choose just one new profile to think. You sync it over there. One profile is going to replace the four. That we're on there. And the floor that around there are going to disappear so every time. You make any changes to the profiles on the kilo 2400 itself.
You have to think all the profiles. You want on the kilo 2400 over there. Each time not a big deal but just have to remember. You can't just replace. One profile at a time on the kilo 2400 it's an all-or-nothing kind of thing so. That profile synced over to the kilo 2400. All set to go to show. How to work in the kilo 2400 with. That first profile so we'll do. That next actually quicker thing I wanted to mention is. When the profiles are synced over to the kilo 2400 on the kilo 2400 they're just named Pro 1 pro 2 pro 3 pro 4 so pro 1 won't show up as a d7 Dakota. Ilook at it inside the kilo 2400 so. One little thing to remember is. That you'll have to have.
Some way to remember which profile is which. If you're not going to have access to your phone to double check within the app so maybe a cheat sheet somewhere. That says a d7 Dakota equals pro 1. That would be especially important. You were going to switch between profiles out in the field so maybe. You had two shooters who are going to share. One kilo 2400 and need to be able to switch back. And forth between the different profiles. And want to make sure. They don't make a mistake they'd probably want to have a cheat sheet to remember. What profile 1 was what profile 2 was for example ok. Now we're looking through the kilo 2400 I'm going to kind of black.
It out so you can see the display better the 2400 just has two buttons. It has a range button on top. And a mode button on the side I'm going to hit the range button to wake. And I'm going to hold the mode button down on the side. We get into programming mode. And the first options are the ranging mode line-of-sight. Or angle modified range. If you're using the kilo 2400 without a ballistic solution. You can choose for the actual line of sight range. You can have the range corrected for the angle so obviously an archery hunter might use. That angle modified range. And a rifle hunter as well so. One other important thing to remember. Though is if you're going to use the kilo 2400 to give. You a ballistic solution. It has to be set in line of sight range not angle modified range the ballistic computer will factor in the angle so don't worry about the fact.
That it's not on Amr rather leave. It on L OS and by the way I'm clicking on the range button to cycle back. And forth through these two options, so I'm going to leave. It on LS then I'm going to hit them load button. This gets into the profile selection no pro would be used. You didn't want a ballistic solution. You just wanted to get a range. You can select from profile. One two three or four I'm going to obviously select profile. One since I just synced. It on here and then I'm going to hit the mode button again. Iget into the settings for profile. One specifically this is wind direction. And I'm hitting the range button to cycle through the directions on the clock. Or the times on a clock. Ilike to leave mine set at three o'clock which is a full value side wind crosswind so three o'clock hit the mode button wind speed.
Ican choose from miles per hour. Or meters per second get the mode button again. And here's I set my wind speed. If I'm going to have a standard wind speed in there. And sort of extrapolate from there. Iusually like to use a five-mile per hour full value crosswind, so I'm going to set. This to give get the mode button again. This gets lets me choose between my solution. Or mill hit it again best. And last is the range finding mode best is. What I use pretty much. All the time last would be used to ignore brush. Or grass in front of a target. And only give you the range to the last thing it sees but. Igenerally use the best setting I'll hit mode again.
This is the brightness setting auto works fantastic on the kilo 2400. It automatically changes the brightness so. If it's real dark out. You want a real dim display so. It doesn't wash out your picture. If it's real bright out. You need a real bright display to be able to see. You can manually set. It but I'd recommend always leaving it on auto so. You don't make a mistake. And have a problem you know. You pull up the kilo 2400. And the display is way too bright for the conditions. Or was too dim for the conditions leave. It on auto hit mode again. You can choose from three reticles. Ialways just use the circle reticle here's. You can choose yards. Or meters I'll use yards Bluetooth on. Once you've synced the ballistic profile to the unit to the kilo 2400. If you're going to use the kilo 400 on its own.
And not use any of the advanced features available on the ballistic app. Iwould turn the Bluetooth off so. That you're not using up battery having the kilo 2400 try to connect to. Something if you want to use the ballistic app with the kilo 2400 which we'll get into later than you'd want to leave the Bluetooth on I'm going to turn. That off now I've cycled through. All the menu options. And I'm back to the beginning and I'm. All set for my first profile. Ican start using it to get range. And a ballistic solution. That we've got everything set the way. We want for profile. One I'm going to take a range out the back door of my store here so. Iapologize for the road noise I'm going to arrange those power poles off in the distance.
And show how the display looks. How the ballistic solution is displayed, so I'll just wake up the range finder by hitting the range button. And then I'm going to hold down the range button. And do a scan mode it works so well on a small target like. And you'll see it just cycles through the distance to target of a thousand 73 yards. And below that it'll show the angle to target. One degree angle in. This case the next number is the elevation hold in minutes. This case its twenty-six point nine two minutes up. And then it will show the wind holds based on. That five mile per hour three o'clock crosswind. We entered of one point nine six minutes. It cycles through those numbers.
Several times to give. You a chance to see them. And then it times out. And it's ready to take. Another range next I want to talk a little bit. More about wind cold solution using the kilo 2400. Italked about extrapolating using a standard wind direction. And speed that can get a little bit complicated with the kilo. Because the kilo is calculating spin drift. And aerodynamic jump along with Coriolis effect so there's a fair number of things to consider. When using a standard number. And trying to extrapolate from there so the best solution is really to enter a specific wind direction. And speed and there're two ways to do. You can do it on the phone. And sync it to the kilo 2400 buts. Ican cycle through the menu settings on the kilo 2400 itself pretty quickly. And make the change in the field. Idon't want to have to be messing around with my phone out in the field, so I'll show.
How to do that I'll wake. It up by hitting the range button I'll hold down the mode button. And then I'll just cycle to the wind direction let's change. It to nine o'clock and wind speed let's change. That to 13 miles per hour. And then cycle through quickly the rest of the settings until. You get back to home. And then take your range. And you're ready to go. You can see the elevation has changed along with the wind. That has to do with aerodynamic jump so with a specific wind direction. And speed enter into the kilo 2400 I'm really confident in my ballistic solution. Now let's talk about. We can use the app and phone to work with the wind direction. Some other things and sync to the kilo 2400, so I'm on the home screen of the app. And by the way the first thing I needed to do was go back into the settings on the kilo 2400 itself.
And turn the Bluetooth back on so. It would be connected to my app. And I'm going to go to the heads-up display screen. You can see below the zeros. It shows that the wind speed of 13 miles per hour. And direction of 9 o'clock is showing based on what I just changed on the kilo 2400 itself. Now I'm going to take a range with the kilo 2400 on. That same set of power poles. You can see that the ballistic information appears on the app right away. Ican go out of this heads-up display screen. And into the environment screen. Ican make a change to the wind speed. And direction I can choose the direction. And make a change to the speed. And then I hit sync right away. That sends that information to my kilo 2400. And the next time I take a range with the kilo it's going to use. That five mile-per-hour three o'clock winds go out of the head environment screen back to the heads-up screen.
It shows that wind speed of five miles per hour. And three o'clock is going to be used next so. Itake a range again I'll get my new solution using the five. And three o'clock the other thing I can talk about on. This screen is the range button on the left side that's used to remotely fire the range remotely take a range from the kilo 2400. Icould see that being handy. Iwas trying to really max out the maximum range. Ican get with the kilo 2400. Either because of a very long distance. Or maybe an imperfect target. Ihad two kilo 2400 mounted on a tripod. Icould aim it at the target. And then use this remote button to fire. And not wiggle the kilo 2400 at. And probably max out. That range as much as. Ican there is another option for entering a wind speed. And that's to use the included wind meter. That plugs into your phone. And then either in the heads-up display screen.
Or the environmental screen the wind speed coming from the wind meter will be shown. And it'll vary as the wind varies. Any given moment you can hit the sync button. And the wind speed at. That moment then will be synced to the kilo 2400. That will be the wind speed. That will be used for the calculation. Some older phones may have trouble pairing with the wind meter. Some new phones don't have a headphone jack anymore. And won't work for the wind meter but for most phones. It will work just fine. And it's kind of novel way to handle wind speed built right into the system. And then just quicker comment on. Another way to handle wind hold solution with the kilo 2400. You could set the wind speed to zero. And take Wyn solution out of the mix still get your spin drift solution. And Coriolis and then handle your wind. Another way like a chart on the side of your gun the next screen in the app I'd like to talk about is the target screen the target screen is used for sort of advanced feature which would be to incorporate a moving target into your ballistic solution so the kilo 2400 senses the compass heading and inclination.
Or angle of the shot. And automatically fills. That into the app you can manually enter the target speed. And target direction but. What I really want to talk about is the latitude setting the latitude is manually adjusted. It comes defaulted to 40 degrees here in Wisconsin. Ineed to change mine to 43 degrees so. It enters and then think. Now my latitude is set correctly for where. Iam the significance of. That mainly has to do with Coriolis effect calculations Coriolis is a pretty minor ingredient in the ballistic calculation until. You get out to fairly long range but at fairly long range it's pretty important in order for the Coriolis to be correctly calculated. That latitude needs to be entered correctly so. When you're setting up your kilo 2400 go in. And edit that latitude in the target screen. And then remember if you're heading to a different location to hunt. Or to shoot you may need to go in. And adjust that latitude so. More thing to mention related to getting an accurate Coriolis calculation.
You have it in your power to confirm. That the compass heading the kilo 2400 is giving you is accurate. And the way to do that is to compare. It to an actual compass. And have the kilo 2400 am due north. And confirm that it's the same as the compass reading and. If it's not the same there's a way to calibrate the compass reading in the kilo 2400 go back to the home screen go to. That setting screen in the upper right corner. And down at the bottom is compass calibration. This will walk you through. How to calibrate the compass built into the kilo 2400 by basically rotating the unit a. Few different times. And having it kind of resent north well. You found this video informative.
And helpful you feel like. Although the kilo 2400 is a very impressive fairly complicated piece of machinery it's actually fairly straightforward. And user-friendly to program. And get up and running and use. Ireally look forward to using mine in the future. Ilove its small size incredibly accurate ballistic computer the fact. It incorporates the environmental sensors right into the solution. And it's a one-button almost immediate ballistic solution so. Ican't wait to keep using mine. We have the kilo 2400 for sale at the long range hunting store. If you're in the market. Any technical questions. You can call us at nine to zero three seven six two zero. One zero and check out our website long-range hunting comm you.
Athlon Midas 1,200-Yd. Rangefinder
Vortex® Impact® 850 Rangefinder
Get the accuracy you need. Vortex's Impact 850 Rangefinder targets out to 850 yds. and targets down to 10 yds. with pinpoint precision. Horizontal Component Distance (HCD) mode provides angle-compensated ranging, while Line of Sight (LOS) mode shows the actual line-of-sight range. In Scan mode, it continuously displays distance readings when panning across a landscape or tracking a moving animal. Range can be measured in yards or meters. Fully multicoated lenses with anti-reflective coatings ensure maximum light transmission and incredibly bright images. Also features a versatile 6X magnification. Easy-to-use LCD display. O-ring sealed for water- and dustproof performance. Powered by one CR2 battery (included).
You hi guys so today I'm gonna be doing a product review on the vortex impact 850 rangefinders so in the name 850. This rangefinder can read out to 850 yards on a reflective target but. It can only read out to 400 yards on a animal. Or soft target so if you're in the southeast. Where you're not gonna be shooting animals from farther. Than 400 yards this works great here I've only got about a 250 yard distance. Icould shoot an animal so. You look on vortexes website. This is about $270 it's tiny. It can literally fit in the palm of your hand it's really light doesn't is not. Even a pound it comes with. This lanyard which is nice so. If you're up in a tree stand. You can put it around your wrist so. You were to you know. You were to slip out of your hands. It wouldn't fall it's got a fixed six times magnification zoom on. You can zoom in or out it's just fixed. It does have a focus so. You can focus make sure your image is nice and sharp it's got a spot down here for the battery it's a cr2 battery.
It only has two buttons it's a very simple. And easy to use rangefinder. And I'm gonna show you guys. What it looks like when you're actually looking through the whole net alright guys so. You look through the vortex 850 rangefinders. This is the display. You will see the crosshair is. Where you're aiming is. You want to measure your distance from there's a battery level indicator at the bottom the Y at the top-right stands for your yards it's your unit on the left. You get HCD which is your horizontal component distance. You can look you want too basically. It just tells you the pure horizontal distance it's not the line of sight distance. You just tap measure there's only two buttons on. This rangefinder so it's real simple. This is 137 yards to. This point also it's a fixed magnification. Ialready said that so it's six times magnification can't zoom in there's.
Another button for the menu. You have to hold that down. And then you hold it down for a. Few seconds you'll be able to change in between line of sight. And horizontal component distance. You tap the menu button again. You can change between your units yards. And meters that is the only thing. You can change so we go to line-of-sight. This would be one of my grapes about. It seems like it takes forever for it to change. You just have to let. It sits for maybe ten seconds maybe. All right there we go so. It says el OS, so I hit range it'll say 138 yards. And the incline is negative three degrees so there's a three degree drop for me to. Where I'm ranging right. Another cool feature. This has you hold down the measure button it's got a continuous reading function so it's 145 yards right there.
Ipan around the yards is gonna continually update. And so is the incline distance well I'm holding it pretties steady at. This point but what you'll see. You look through it's a pretty simple rangefinder very easy to use. Iwould definitely recommend. All right god bless. You guys please remember to Like comment subscribe. And I'll see you guys next time.
Bushnell® Nitro 1-Mile Rangefinder
You know your range to the target is only half the battle until recently your typical range finder under $1000 was pretty accurate out to about 600 yards Bushnell has blown. That distance out of the water with the elite contacts one-mile range finder boasting distances of up to 17 hundred. And 60 yards one mile with accuracy of plus. Or minus 1/2 a yard not only does the elite contacts. One mile provides you proper distance but with the addition of Bushnell's AARC technology. It will compute and compensate for angle. It will compute holdover for three ballistic curves. And MOA inches or mil dot with seven times magnification. It will also help what you are ranging at those distances its vivid display technology gives. You crystal clear viewing weather far away. Or close-up multi-coated lenses resist dust. And moisture and provide exceptional clarity. And contrast and the lenses are also coated in Bushnell's rain guard HD to cause water beating for better visibility in wet weather the entire unit is also armored in tough abrasion resistant rubberized skin for a positive grip.
And damp conditions variable side n lets. You 0 at 100 150 200. Or 300 yards 3 ranging modes lets. You range to a specific target scan across the landscape constantly reading range. Or pick out the range to. Something obscured by brush with bullseye scan. And brush modes the second generation ESP processor rapidly computes distance. And range computation for rapid target ranging the elite contacts. One mile is than just a rangefinder with the ability to connect your smartphone. And the Bushnell contacts app. This will input the range. And angle data from your elite contacts. One mile and feed it into the Bushnell ballistic calculator for even greater accuracy paired with the Kestrel sportsman weather station in applied ballistics engine the elite contacts.
One mile will wirelessly feed data to the Kestrel which is also collecting data from the atmosphere to provide. You an exact shooting solution for your environmental conditions range. And nation about the only thing this combo won't do for you is pull the trigger but. It will give all the information. You need to dope your scope so. You miss you only have yourself to blame check out the Bushnell elite connects one-mile combo at your local Sportsman's Warehouse optics counter.
Leupold® RX-650 Rangefinder
You spend a lot of time on the range as. Whether it's a site in a new rifle. You just want to spend the afternoon shooting at. Some targets or you're a hunter. You spend a lot of time out in the field pursuing game. One important accessory. You should always have with. You is a good quality rangefinder hey guys its Jerry. Once again here at hilltop firearms training center in Dover Tennessee. And today we're going to be looking at the loopholed rx 650 the Arctic 615 really easy to use. One button power is an omen. And allows you to change between modes so. If you're accustomed to ranging targets. And meters you prefer yards. You can change it out really easy fully multi-coated optic with a six time magnification so. You bring it up range your target that's gonna bring. That image in six times closer. It makes a little bit easier to range the actual object.
That you're trying to get the distance on let's take a closer look at. Some other features we'll do a little table-top. And I'll just kind of explain. It works with living so let's talk about reflective targets as. You can see we have plywood backers way out there. We go out there we staple our targets up. That would be known as a reflective target. It is a clean smooth unobstructed surface. Now the laser rangefinder is going to see. That object say a little bit different. Then an inanimate object such as a tree you're gonna get your signal you're going to get your range but. It will look at it slightly different.
It is a difference in its texture a. Few other things that can actually affect. It would be a shiny surface is highly reflective. And easier to range. Than say a dull surface think of a black roof. You have a black roof a lot of the laser as. That roof is going to be absorbed into. Whereas such as a surface such as. This it's actually going to reflect back off of. It quicker now think of. It as in perspective with game. If you're in the woods. You see a deer the deer has a hide. That their game coat is like a light color like tan is going to be much. More reflective than say a dark colored animal such as a bear. Because a lot of the surface. That the light of the laser is actually reflecting off of is going to be absorbed in. Some fur so it's really interesting how. That works lighting conditions haze rain fog other things going on in the environment can affect the lasers accuracy but.
That is with any piece of equipment such as a laser rangefinder okay guys so quickly. More time and explain. How to change between yard. Or meter mode simply with the unit in the powered off position simply depress the button here on the top for approximately 10 seconds after which. You will be able to toggle from yards to meters. Or vice versa you figure out which. You want or the power button so pretty quick. Ihave mine set for yardage but. Iknow a lot of shooters. That come up here do prefer the meters so. You have a choice once again. You do have the ocular adjustment for the clarity depending on your vision really well-made. Ijust like the simplicity of. If you're out there hunting the last thing you need is. Some other piece of complicated gear simply bring the thing up their range. It releases the button there. You got your yards now here's.
Something that's really cool about. This the design of this oh wow say. You have let's say you're out hunting you spotted tears across a field. And the deer is moving hold the power button down on the object. And move along with. It will continue to range as the range changes. That feature so you can range a moving object with. This not a lot of range finders have. That feature I also like the construction of the rangefinder itself it's got. This nice little rubber piece over the top gives. You a good positive grip. If it's a it's raining or your hands are quite slippery total vocal adjustment here four different eyes of course. You know depending on your vision. It is powered by one single battery.
It comes out quite easy but you've got. This little flip up cap the last. Iwas using was quite difficult it's powered by. One of the CR two batteries very commonly used in a lot of cameras really nicely designed. Iknow it's the little details. That sometimes it kind of gets to. This is cool because after. You snug it down then just flip. And you're good to go that's actually kind of cool you'll also notice a little area here. You can attach a lanyard to which. Iwould prefer to have a lanyard on. It in case I was to drop. You could hang it around your neck. And just simply use. It as them you know the monocular. It is in fact alright guys as well. You get a really cool little carry case with the loop Holden's rx 650 well-made little design. It also allows you to attach. It to your range bag. If you're out in the field. You can attach some gear well design little carry case to keep the thing protected. What I really thought was just funny. And kind of neat and ingenious actually was.
This a simple little onboard way of carrying a spare battery. Ijust that's one of the little details that's kind of stood out to. You least expect and the battery is dead. You can always keep a spare. One onboard according to the owner's manual the battery life is like 5000 actuations so. Each time you know. This thing approximately you're gonna get about 5000 times. You can use and range. Something which is pretty impressive I've had. Some other range finders in the past. It seemed like they really use the battery life quick. Ihave not had time to test. That but I do like. That feature alright guys. That wraps up our review of the loopholed rx 650 laser rangefinders. You are in the market for a high quality. Yet affordable laser rangefinder.
That is full of features check out the link below it'll take. You to optics Planets website there is also a special coupon. You can put in to save. More money on an already great price guys. You for watching as always. We will see you soon on the range.