15, 2004 19:08 PST
I have been looking at laser rangefinders to get into the
I have been leaning toward a Bushnell Yardage Pro 500 DX. I have
prices online down to $185. At Wal-mart today I saw they had a
800 for sale at $249 - with a double discount I can buy it for
From experience, what are the differences between the two
I splurg and spend the $15 to buy the 800, or is the 500 the
for measuring trees?
16, 2004 05:46 PST
I have always liked the ones with a 400-500 yard range better
800s, in fact I am thinking of getting the yardage pro trophy
from 5 to 400 yd and fits in one hand. The 800s are good if you
to avoid hitting a reef while in a boat, but I am not sure the
yards does any good for tree measuring.
New lasers from LTI
08, 2005 10:32 PDT
Today I talked with a representative of Laser Technology
(makers of the Impulse laser which costs $2500), and they are
introduce next month a new model called the TruPulse, (about
$700, 5 x 2 x
3.5 inches, 8 ounces)) which will have accuracy of +/- 1 foot,
and built in
clinometer of +/- 0.25 degrees, 7X magnification, and distance
range of 0
to 3280 feet.
They are also going to introduce soon the Criterion RD
3 x 2 x 6 inches, 1.1 pounds) that is designed to measure trunk
and heights throughout the tree's height. It will also do stand
and the basal area factor can be set from 1 to 127 ft / acre.
In both these instruments data can be stored and downloaded to a
LTI also makes the lasers that are inside Yardage Pro
website address is www.lasertech.com