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Old October 13, 2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Setting up known distance firing stakes

I need some kind of known distance measuring filament of about 300 yards. Does anyone have any ideas ?
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Old October 13, 2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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How about using a measured amount of fishing line on an inexpensive reel.
Just reel it out when needed, and reel it back when done.
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Old October 13, 2014, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, I also found Surveyor's Rope on Amazon. I think I remember from when I was in the Army, the Engineers used to use a chain.
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Old October 13, 2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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Wow, I feel old. I just googled Surveyors Chains and it seems like you c
an only find those in Museums.
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Old October 13, 2014, 06:25 PM   #5
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Why not just pick up a 200 or 300 foot open reel tape measure? The fiberglass tapes are pretty reasonable, and probably close enough for your uses.



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I just googled Surveyors Chains and it seems like you c
an only find those in Museums
Surveyors still call their steel tapes, "chains".
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Old October 13, 2014, 06:33 PM   #6
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How about pacing it off? Do you know how long your stride is? "About 300 yards" is pretty easy if you don't need inch precision.
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Old October 13, 2014, 06:44 PM   #7
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Old October 13, 2014, 07:32 PM   #8
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They make those measuring wheel things that you roll on the ground with a handle. They have an odometer that measures feet or yards or something. Can't remember exactly what they're called...
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Old October 13, 2014, 08:06 PM   #9
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You can get cheap laser range finders now to suit most any price range
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Old October 13, 2014, 08:21 PM   #10
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^^^^ I just use a laser range finder (all the time).

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Old October 13, 2014, 11:25 PM   #11
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Great ideas. Thanks all.
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