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Old September 3, 2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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Wild TM-2 Rangefinder

I picked this up and its proven to be an interesting device.

https://simpsonltd.com/wild-m-41-lon...l-rangefinder/

http://www.armslist.com/posts/912044...al-rangefinder

One set of calibration instruction had some bad data so still working on that.

No real idea of value as it ranges from $250 to the very nice condition 1295.

This was a get rid of it garage sale and only after I got it home and took the cover off the eye piece did I see a tag for $675 on it.

I got a full print out of the manual and will see about getting it set right. Still missing the explanatory picture and have query out.
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Old September 3, 2019, 09:35 PM   #2
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I have one of these as well, never used it. Bought it on a whim, will have to decide if I want to move it back to AZ where I can probably use it, or sell.
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Old September 3, 2019, 10:12 PM   #3
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Let me know, I can send you the Manual I have on it if you want.

No setup pictures but the Test is there.

I played with it for about 4 hours. Just need the final calibration setup that was wrong for the distance to use in the first text details I found.

Next time on the 200 or 300 meter range I will take it with me just to make people scratch their heads. Its got very good shorter range accuracy.

Well I am going to have my sidecar Ural as well to get back and forth to the targets and that will have them pondering things as well.
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Old September 8, 2019, 04:59 PM   #4
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Serious prarie dog shooters used the similar military surplus Barr & Stroud range finders back in the '80s, before laser range finders came out. They were hard to find and expensive then. I expect they would work as well as ever, but would be bulky, slow and awkward compared to modern rangefinders. I never used one, couldn't afford them, and laser types were too new on the market. I decided to wait until the accuracy of the laser units improved and the price came down, then never got around to buying one. Haven't been dog shooting since 2000.
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