Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stuff That Works...

A few weeks back, I got a presser from Leupold about additions to their rangefinder line. Since I'm hoping to do a bit of varminting in the near future, I jumped at the offer for a T&E model for review. Look what showed up in the mail yesterday:
This is the RX-800i Compact Digital Rangefinder, their midrange rangefinder, placed between the 600 and 750 models and the 1000i model (the number refers to the furthest distance the unit can measure). Here's the unit itself:

It comes with the pouch, a battery, and a wrist strap (and instructions, but who reads those?). I tried it out on various distances both around the house and in the yard, and I've got to say it's pretty darn accurate - it measured the interior dimension of the house within a couple feet, and the length of the farmer's porch almost spot-on. The swingset in the backyard, which I had always assumed was a little over 100 feet from the house? 41 yards. My neighbor's shed? 110 yards.

I'm really looking forward to getting this unit in the field and seeing how it spots prairie dogs...

That is all.

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